MUMBAI: They are designed to reduce stress and improve well-being, but one laughing yoga club in Mumbai was ordered to stop its early morning giggling sessions after complaints from grumpy neighbours.

The Bombay High Court told police to clamp down on the laughing yoga group after a 78-year-old resident complained that it caused “mental agony, pain and public nuisance”, the DNA newspaper reported.

The public interest lawsuit was filed by Vinayak Shirsat from the Kurla suburb of Mumbai.

“They laugh at the top of their voices; every member encourages the others to laugh to their heart’s content,” the complainant said.

The court gave police a week to say how they planned to restrain the club. – Sapa-AFP