Laughter, the Newsletter January 28, 2011

News: Something new and exciting. This is from the awesome Sebastian Gendry, of laughangeles.com.

Laughing our way into inner silence.

Explore the connection between laughter and inner silence with Sebastien Gendry on Sunday February 13th at 10AM PST in a most inspiring 1h video.

Attendance is free, and you must register ahead of time at http://www.onearthpractice.com/

This session is in English and will be translated in Italian, Spanish and Russian.

About this ONEARTH PRACTICE: Laughter not only strengthens our immune system, it also boosts our energy and protects us from the damaging effects of stress.  Laughter connects us to the present moment and nurtures our roots to grow. When it is shared, it will unite us together to increase our happiness and intimacy. Laughter is another tool to take us into inner silence, to create a space in us and connect with joy to the present moment.  Besides, isn’t it nice to remember not to take our spiritual paths too seriously?

http://www.laughteryogaamerica.com/read/news/1h-laughter-practice-video-laughing-silence-sunday-february-13th-10am-pst-3930.php

I have already signed up to attend. It’s a Sunday morning, so good timing.

Who else wants to experience this?

Shall we get a group together and laugh into silence together?

Let me know of your interest level…on a scale of 1-10…or on a scale of apathy to ecstasy.

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Quote: “If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation,
you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude,
a feeling that nurtures the soul.”
– Rabbi Harold Kushner

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Here is the schedule link. See where we are currently laughing. For a real boost, attend 2-4 times this week: https://victorialaughteryogaclub.wordpress.com/laughter-schedule/

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Quote: Dalai Lama
Material progress and a higher standard of living improve comfort and health but do not lead to a transformation of the mind, the only thing capable of providing lasting peace. Profound happiness, unlike fleeting pleasures, is spiritual by nature. It depends on the happiness of others, and it is based on love and tenderness.

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Laughter on the Phone:

For when you must find a way to laugh…RIGHT NOW! There is a recorded call as well. Check it out here:

http://www.laughteryoga.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=675:365-days-laughter-yoga-on-phone&catid=252:new-trends-in-ly&Itemid=283

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ARTICLES

Why Intimate Relationships Cannot Make You Happy

http://joyenergyandhealth.com/intimate-relationships-happy-jan-27-2011/

NETWORKING

Check out Laughter Yoga Leader Kathleen Rozborough aka Mae West:  http://www.laughterheals.ca/

Links:

Victoria Laughter Yoga Club site:

https://victorialaughteryogaclub.wordpress.com/

Founder Dr. Madan Kataria’s site:

http://www.laughteryoga.org/

108 tips for more joy, energy and health and a free laughter video.

from Matti Anttila Site:

http://joyenergyandhealth.com/

Email for more info: victorialaughteryogaclub@gmail.com

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
110-174 Wilson Street Victoria, BC, Canada V9A 7N7

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About Victoria Laughter Yoga Club

Victoria Laughter Yoga Club is affiliated with Dr. Madan Kataria's School of Laughter Yoga. We laugh: Just ‘cause: ☺It feels good ☺Fights cancer* ☺Conquers stress ☺Improves circulation ☺Smooths out wrinkles ☺Is efficient exercise** ☺Slows the aging process ☺Boosts immunity(fight colds) ☺Oxygen to brain=clear thinking * Dr. Otto Warburg, President, Institute of Cell Physiology, Nobel Prize Winner (twice) says: “Deep breathing techniques increase oxygen to the cells and are the most important factors in living a disease-free and energetic life. When cells get enough oxygen, cancer will not and cannot occur.” (My bolding) **Dr. W. Fry states that 10 minutes of hearty laughter is equal to 30 minutes or rowing or jogging.(Journal of General Psychology, 1938) Laughter Yoga goes beyond just laughter. Founder Dr. Madan Kataria has developed techniques to stimulate childlike playfulness, to adjust the aerobic and stretching component, and to promote emotional flow and release. Laughter Yoga can improve your physical health, release negative thoughts and emotions and get in touch with your spiritual nature. It helps us to develop an attitude of forgiveness, generosity, compassion and helpfulness while actively seeking the happiness of others. Combined, these principles can provide a powerful life-changing experience that we call the inner spirit of laughter. Laughter Yoga Clubs are non-political, non-religious, non-profit. There are a number of clubs in the Victoria area. Email for more info and current schedule:
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