Fragrance of Laughter


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Hey everyone, My name is Vansh Malhotra, and I am originally from India. Everyone loves to call me poetic as I am passionate about writing poems in English and French on various topics that ... [+]

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A blood-curdling scream of fear silently echoed through my veins as I woke up from a nightmare that left me paralyzed. Sweat started dripping from my head as the uncertainty of life shook my whole body. Anxiety started gurgling inside my stomach as I gathered the courage to get out of bed to confess my feelings with my dear ones. Yet my footsteps quivered with fright as I felt everyone would mock me for making a molehill out of a mole. My thoughts reverted to my nightmare where I dreamt about the loss of a dear one passing surrounded by the cacophony of mournful laughter in a funeral. A shallow ocean of tears filled my surroundings as I speculated on it. Then suddenly, the door of my room started banging, and I shrieked at the top of my lungs, followed by an awkward deafening silence.

My grandfather came inside and looked at me pensively. He had sensed that something was wrong, and he affectionately touched my head, asking me to confess my thoughts. I may be able to conceal the best of secrets with anyone, but certainly not with my grandfather. He naturally gets to know whenever something pricks me in life. After telling my grandfather about my nightmare, he did the most unexpected thing. He started laughing out loud. Bewilderment clouded my eyes as I felt my grandfather was laughing at my silliness. But then my grandfather stopped laughing, and he told me that he was practicing Laughing Yoga. "Laughing Yoga," I muttered out in amazement. "What is that, grandpa?" My grandfather ushered me to come into the lawn with him. Then he started explaining that Laughing Yoga is a form of modern exercise involving voluntary laughter, which gradually becomes spontaneous. It is a therapy that kills away depression and stress, supports maintaining blood pressure, reduces the chances of getting prone to heart attacks and helps one live longer. He explained that there are numerous benefits associated with Laughing Yoga. He then encouraged me to laugh along with him and try for myself. I felt weird practicing it at first, but as soon as I indulged in it, I didn't realize how my laughter gradually became natural. It felt amazing to know that I was indeed laughing at my nightmare, which had earlier cursed my morning. We laughed for several minutes, which was like medicine as it started curing away the sadness I was experiencing earlier. People say that fascinating thoughts crowd your mind when you are happy. I experienced this feeling as a marvellous idea that struck my mind that completely changed the life of an anxiety patient like me.

I started with a Laughing Yoga Club in my high school Sentinel Secondary. It gradually gained popularity, and the whole school, including teachers, was motivated by this practice. I later learned that many of my peers were facing problems related to anxiety which got cured suddenly through the fragrance of laughter. My principal was overwhelmed, and he invited me to organize a laughing yoga session for all the teachers. Positivity started radiating in all directions. One could no longer say that nightmares had the power to make me tremble now. I felt so grateful to have learnt about this boon and passed this on to others.

Today, when someone asks me, "How are you so positive in life"? I smile and answer without faltering, "I made anxiety fall in love with me."

Moral:- Laughter is indeed the best medicine.
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Maicha Claire · ago
Laughing permits to stay younger. Very wel-written lpoem....
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Vansh Malhotra · ago
Warm hugs to everyone for reading and appreciating my work:)
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Keith Simmonds · ago
Félicitations, Vansh!
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Vansh Malhotra · ago
Merci infiniment !!
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Fleur A. · ago
A good text.
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Patricia Besson · ago
Complètement d'accord!! Un texte savamment écrit Vansh. Bravo et heureuse d'être passée te lire
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Yasmin Somani · ago
Great work Vansh!
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Savita Gupta · ago
Beautifully presented
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Isah Sunusi isah · ago
a wonderful write up, keep it up
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Aye Brandon · ago
A beautifully presented piece
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MIchael Finch · ago
A great story Vansh that brings fond memories!
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Martine Galati · ago
J'ai bien aimé. Une lecture qui déride et fait du bien moral. Bravo
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Olivier Descamps · ago
Une belle découverte que ce yoga du rire.
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Morgane Leeloo Perséphone Lafay · ago
"I made anxiety fall in love with me"...Perfect!
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FC Pierce · ago
Thank you for reminding us that laughter in any language is still the best medicine we can all prescribe.
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Line Chatau · ago
Laughing is a very good therapy. All my points for this genial method
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Cristo R · ago
Laugh is human nature said the french writer Rabelais (1494? - 1553) in his masterpiece "Gargantua "
Very nice story about Laughin Yoga

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Ralph Nouger · ago
Excellent le yoga du rire ! Un grand père bien sympathique !
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Alkos K · ago
Le rire comme meilleur remède ? J'aime l'idée.
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Arun Tandan · ago
Well done. Keep it up!
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Nicole Proton-Charlier · ago
Good advise for all anxious people in the world, especially now when tension is so strong everywhere, we need Laughter Yoga Club, in Europe also ! Nicely written with the grandfather approach.
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Alain Derenne · ago
Oui, bonne chance pour moi u +5, bon WEnd
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Dominique Mutel · ago
Le yoga du rire serait une bonne idée à concrétiser pour tous ceux qui souffrent dans ce monde.
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Odile ANIZET-DERUSSY · ago
Le rire ne peut que nous sauver! Bonne chance
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Domi Roca · ago
Bonne chance !
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RA Allen · ago
I'll have to try it. Thanks for posting
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Suneet Oberoi · ago
I am amazed how the feelings have been expressed through the power of words. Well done. 👏👏👏
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delphine fontaine · ago
And mindfulness. Thanks for this moment !
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Sawan Kumar · ago
Superb ✌🏻
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François Duvernois · ago
Bonne chance pour la suite, Vansh
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Viviane Fournier · ago
Quelle belle idée, quelle belle pensée " le yoga du rire", j'adore ... bravo et vraiment, contente de vous avoir découvert !
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Michael Riordan · ago
This is very warm and 'real'...
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Said Meziane · ago
La sérénité par le rire: une thérapie.
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Alban le Piaf · ago
"le rire est le propre de l'homme" disait Rabelais...
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Marie-Pierre Tachet · ago
Very positive story!
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Felix Culpa · ago
A positive energy, the power of laughing ! A good idea ! My five votes again !
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Omar Ali · ago
I love it! Laughing Yoga - indeed GrandPa is famous around the world for it! I know.
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Laura Kirchner · ago
👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
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Ritika Saini · ago
Good Luck 🤞
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Veena Rekhi · ago
very nice all d best
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natasha kohli · ago
brilliant. in love with ur writing. it rlly speaks to the heart. you have a gift ❤️❤️
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Payal Malhotrac · ago
Briilant write up vansh.keep laughing Nd spreading happiness. All the luck
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Catherine Jackson · ago
Brilliantly written 👏🏻 Thanks for sharing. Best of luck 👍🏻
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Preeti Hora · ago
Well written & All the Very Best !
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Simi Bhatia · ago
All the best , keep writing 👍
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Neha Nandrajog · ago
Beautifully composed!
Love and luck

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Savita Malhotra · ago
Amazing ideas.Well written.All the best
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Sneh Lata Piplani · ago
Beautifully written!
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Shailaja Gauri · ago
Very nice!! All the best 😊
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Poonam Syal · ago
Nice work all the best
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Seema Kapur · ago
All the best..
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Zainab Ansari · ago
Very good. Keep it up
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Chipper Roth · ago
Hahahahahheeeeheeeerajneeshosholoved laughing yoga
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Jismy Pauly · ago
👏🏻👏🏻
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Seema Abrol · ago
Beautifully expressed
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Ria Dua · ago
Inspiring story... 👏👏👍
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Sabina Langer · ago
lovely and inspiring story you have skill
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Rajesh Mahajan · ago
All the best young man
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Keith Simmonds · ago
Congrats,Vansh!
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Simrita Arora · ago
Wow amazing work
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Maria Print · ago
Best wishes 😊
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Sandeep Malhotra · ago
Best wishes Vansh..your talent is amazing
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Vansh Malhotra · ago
Thanks so much, everyone. It makes me feel so glad that laughter inspired you all !!
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Lohit Goyal · ago
Amazing Vansh😊😊
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Menna Loai · ago
Amazing 💫♥️
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Maria Print · ago
Brilliant 👏👏
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Seb Cend · ago
Wholesome and great message!
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Ritika Saini · ago
This made me smile.
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Augusta Forte · ago
Thank you for sharing so much beauty in your poet's soul 🌷
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Jessica Giger · ago
Love it!
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Seema Abrol · ago
Very impressed with your intelligence, keep it up Vansh
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Shailaja Gauri · ago
Beautiful caption in the end, and a great piece of work!!
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Rabia Nishat · ago
Enjoyed this piece!!!!
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Tejasvini Patel · ago
I made anxiety fall in love with me is so Brilliant
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Roberta Sherman · ago
Laughter is definitely the best medicine, great poem. So enjoy reading it.
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Rakhi Sharma · ago
Enjoyed reading it. Keep on writing!
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Anita Arora · ago
Ha ha Vansh let’s laugh our way thr the nightmares of life!! Laughter is the best medicine and has so many side effects it is contagious and all get caught in its’ web. Highly impressed with your narrative!!! God Bless you Always.
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Rose Omar · ago
🔥👏🏻👏🏻
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Arun Tandan · ago
Very nice work. Keep it up
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Sneh Piplani · ago
Beautifully Written....
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Omar Ali · ago
Your Grandpa is a very special human being, he is like no one else I have met and has a very special place in my heart. Laughing Yoga is just the sort of thing he likes to talk about!
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I K · ago
Nice work 👏🏼
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Hemant Chand Kapur · ago
Well written ... very mature thoughts. Keep it up.
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Swarni K · ago
Very well penned Vansh. Good job!
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Rosie Klair · ago
Well done Vansh, really well written, you are so gifted 👍🏽
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Shikha Agrawal · ago
Brilliant work 👌👌💕
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Seema Abrol · ago
Beautifully written Vansh, lots of thought and emotion ❤️
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Keith Simmonds · ago
Well written with great sensitivity and emotion, Vansh!
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Pardeep Dhillon · ago
Well done Vansh, beautifully written!
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natasha kohli · ago
brilliant!! this is jus lovely. the writing is beautiful and poignant
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Payal Malhotrac · ago
Ur grandfather is sooo proud of you. U have taken his preaching to another level. God bless and best wishes
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Payal Malhotrac · ago
Superb vansh. U will definitely touch million hearts 💕 💞 ♥
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Sandhya Mehta · ago
Keep Shining Vansh
Brilliant work!!

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Anu Kaila · ago
Well done , keep it up .
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Anita Malhotra · ago
Keep it up VANSH PROUD OF 👏 U
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Dwijisha Katkar · ago
So beautiful and positive
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Shikha Juneja Mohanty · ago
What a sensitive piece , very poignant Vansh , one can’t wait to read it all , the build up of the story then cascading into the body and smoothly ending , kudos !!
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SHEETAL CHAWLA · ago
How beautifully written Vansh, highly impressed. Keep it up!
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Sudeep Bhatia · ago
Well written, must have made your Grandfather proud.
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Shinju Mahajan · ago
What an inspiring narrative!!!! And what a wonderful woven expression of words!!!! Simply superb.
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Sandeep Malhotra · ago
The expression is so good that while reading the story it feels like watching a movie..the words transform into images in our mind as we get completely engrossed in the story ..look forward to many more such amazing work from the young and brilliant writer .
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Savita Malhotra · ago
Wow Vansh u r multi talented.Appreciate Ur talent of writing and laughing
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Zainab Ansari · ago
Vansh has a talent to weave words into exquisiteness