Laughter: The Newsletter
Sep 6, 2010
Quotes: Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. ~ Albert Schweitzer
“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“I live by this credo: Have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations. Even in your darkest moment, you usually can find something to laugh about if you try hard enough.” Red Skelton 1913-1997, Comedian
The “New Year” has begun. Always feels as if Labour Day is the beginning of a new year. With the change in weather today…even more so.
First, check out the excellent article in Senior Living Magazine this month. On your newsstands and at this link:
Many thanks to Greg Van Dyke for superb reporting.
And Gene Furbee made the cover…what a great shot of his ebullient smile. J
Fall Laughter Schedule
◊ Mondays, starting Sept 13, Gene Furbee moves his popular class to West Side Yoga Studio at #103-1249 Esquimalt Rd 10:30 am to 11:30am. $5 recommended drop in donation.
◊ Wednesdays 7-8pm at Esquimalt Rec Centre. April Davidson leading. $5 drop in and session subscription also available. Check at the desk. Starts Sept 8.
◊ Saturdays 10-11am, Matti will lead at Esquimalt Rec Centre. $5 drop in…just show up, no reservation needed. Start Sept 11.
◊ Saturdays 11am to noon in Colwood. Phone Miho Lindley for details at 250.391.1117. Sept 11 start.
Is Laughter Really the Best Medicine?
FILM of a LAUGHTER YOGA SESSION IN MANCHESTERS : Manchester Laughter on Youtube Film made by Masters students at Manchester University
Humourous/Informational Sites to look at on the Internet
Wisecrack your way to enhanced intelligence and happiness
Your Brain on Humour
Mechanism and Function of Humour http://www.physorg.com/news133783972.html
Humour…….tickles brain’s reward centre.
Science Central: Humour and Brains
Exercise, Humour, Music and the Brain: The Postive Effects of These Three Things on Mental Health
Neuroscience for Kids: Brain Jokes
Expect Brain Benefits from Humour
‘Comedy brain cell’ that responds to humour found–
The Biology of Humour
Scientists find Sense of Humour
UK’s Best Satire
Introduction to Neuroplasticity (apparently our brains do not know the difference between a positive thought and a negative one)
http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/natureofthings/2008/brainchangesitself/ (marvellous and so is the book!)
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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