Joy is your birthright. 
—Sarah Ban Breathnach

Watch some of the laughter exercises from The Little Book of Big Laughs in the video above.

The Little Book of Big Laughs is also available for as a spiral bound book and as an instant download through Kindle at

The Little Book of Big Laughs is available for as a spiral bound book at The Laughter Shoppe

This book contains the most important things you need to know for leading Laughter Yoga. It begins with a foreword by Dr. Madan Kataria. Then, Laughing Laura offers a concise introduction to Laughter Yoga. There is a page with the three rules to explain before beginning a session. Also included is the ever popular Amazing Chant, Laura's original cheer that's used in laughter clubs around the world (read more here). The Laughter Pledge is provided to be used at the end of the session. Laughers can raise their right hand and repeat the pledge after you as a way to commit to a life of laughter. After that is a long section of laughter exercises, many with accompanying pictures. Every exercise has been field-tested on real laughter clubs. They really work! There's a section of fun yogic breathing exercises after that. At the back, there are some empty pages for you to write your own laughter exercises. This way, they can all be kept together in an easy-to-use format. There's also an index so you can look up your favorite exercises with ease. It is published by Penfield Books for The Gentry Joint.

Wants big laughs? This little 5.5 inch by 3.5 inch spiral bound, softcover, 172 page book is filled with them. A practical and convenient Laughter Yoga resource, it boasts a treasury of innovative laughter and yoga breathing exercises. With clear descriptions, hilarious photographs, and inspirational quotes, Laughing Laura empowers you to zealously practice Laughter Yoga. Don't leave home without it!


Love life, engage in it, give it all you've got. Love it with a passion, because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it.

​—Maya Angelou

You get a FREE Laughter Pledge card with every purchase at The Laughter Shoppe! 

Carry laughter with you wherever you go.

 ​—Hugh Sidney

Be a dynamo

of irrepressible joy!


I am delighted that Laughing Laura has written this useful resource book of creative laughter and yoga breathing exercises. She is a talented teacher, who truly understands the spirit of Laughter Yoga. Her wit and wisdom will inspire you as you endeavor to intentionally bring more laughter into your life and the lives of others. It is my hope that The Little Book of Big Laughs will equip you to laugh more and with greater exuberance.
—Dr. Madan Kataria, Laughter Yoga Movement Founder

Convenient Giggles!  By Jenna Couch The little book of Big Laughs is an incredibly convenient resource for laughter yoga leaders and participants! When I first got my book, I was doing some of the exercises in the car on the way home (he was driving!) and I love that they're in such a nice little compact place that is easy to carry around. It's small enough to fit in a purse! I also love that there are pages at the back of the book to write down our own exercises and ideas, allowing us to be even more creative with our laughter! Thank you for creating this book, it's incredibly helpful!

Terrifically Fun and Creative Exercises!  By Laughter Yoga Atlanta This little book packs a lot of laughter in a such a compact space! These exercises are creative and enjoyable. I love to keep it in my car. You never know when you might want a little bit of inspiration to help brighten someone's day! Thank you so much, Laughing Laura for sharing this wonderful resource with us all!

A Terrific Resource!!!  By Hans Peter Jorgensen What a wonderful resource, not only for laughter professionals but for anyone who works with groups and wants to charge up a performance. Easy to carry with you, and filled with great ideas for bringing joy into the lives of those around you. Ms. Gentry has scored big with this one.

Perfect Laughter Companion  By Jody Ross As a laughter professional actively spreading the great news about laughter, I am always on the lookout for tools for my clients. The Little Book of Big Laughs has been a great hit. We debuted it at our weekly Laughter Club. The results were fantastic! The book has clear instructions, even if you have never attended a Laughter Yoga class. You can toss it into your bag for giggles anytime. I'm envisioning using this Little Book of Big Laughs on the treadmill this winter!

Brilliant!  By The Barefoot Artist I love this book!I is the most useful book I've ever read on the subject of laughter. Every Laughter Yoga Leader should own a copy. This book is short, to the point and the perfect pocket size. Laura Gentry is a true visionary in the field of Laughter Yoga and her work continues to amaze me. Her creative spirit shines through every project and every time I think I finally have a favorite product, she creates something even better. This book has my highest recommendation for any Laughter Yoga Leader. It is simply a must-have item!!

I've just read Laughing Laura's latest book, The Little Book of Big Laughs, and all I can say is WOW! Its presentation and design is innovative and the content is exceptional...a bit like Laura herself actually—ha ha ha! I would highly recommend it as a resource book for Laughter Club members or more particularly as a thank you gift to a client or someone special as they'd love to receive one...I know I would.    

Merv Neal, CEO Laughter Yoga Australia