Laughter: The Newsletter
June 14, 2010
Nice to see summer peeking at us with a bit of sun and warmth. Hope your busy schedule has room for just soaking in the healing sun even if just for a few moments a day.
One of the eye exercises I learned takes just 60 seconds and is supposed to help not just eyesight, but general overall health.
Goes like this: Close your eyes and point your head to the sun. Count to 60. Apparently a 60 second “sun bath” for the eyes boosts the immune system. I also work on releasing the tensions around the eyes during those 60 seconds. Relaxing and releasing the tensions into “Father Sun” always helps my mood in the middle of the day.
Let me know how it works for you.
Summer Laughter Schedule underway
Memorial Park Esquimalt is the Saturday 10am session for the summer.
Monday 11 am and Wednesday 7 pm continue at Esquimalt Rec.
Miho’s Wednesday at 6pm sessions also continue. I do believe she may be taking a short holiday so check with her before heading out. See brochure attached for info.
Thanks to Gracie and Natalia for undertaking speaking engagements at Aberdeen and Royal Jubilee respectively in the last few weeks.
Laughter Affects Body Like Exercise
From Non Violent Communication:
Living Compassion Tip — Week 30
Come Play With Me!
Do you remember as a child asking, “Come play with me”? Or is there a child in your life who looks at you with those expectant wide eyes, pleading for you to come have some fun?
Play is a basic human need. Plato said, “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”
What pops into your head when you hear the word “play”? Language like fun, laughter, kid around, cut loose, clown around, frolic, or let your hair down? Or is it thoughts like, I wish I had the time, play is for kids, or I have too many responsibilities to play.
Do you take time to fulfill this basic human need? Do you have a slot in your weekly schedule for play? What is your level of need for play in your life?
Mindful Practice for the Week
This week take some time to play — whatever that means for you. Notice while you are playing how you feel. If play is new to your schedule, take time to decide how much play on a weekly basis will support you in being truly who you are. Enjoy your week!
Comment: “Take time to play.” How important a reminder. That is the “inner spirit of laughter” that Laughter Yoga founder Dr. Madan Kataria talks about. And one of the elements of Laughter Yoga is child-like play.
So…..come on out to Laughter Yoga again and stay in touch with your inner child…or re-establish connection with your inner child. Such an important part of our healing and overall health.
Email for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Matti Anttila, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher
Victoria Laughter Yoga Clubs
Laughter Yoga is the unique concept that we can laugh for no reason at all.
* Laughter exercises send endorphins (feel good hormones) to the brain.
* Yoga breathing: more oxygen to brain and body equals:
* Feeling healthier and more energetic.
* Sessions are led by a certified Laughter Yoga Leader.
* Non-profit, non-religious, non-political
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P.S. Quote:“Joy comes from using your potential.” – Will Schultz