Laughter, the Newsletter Feb 5, 2011

Laughter: The Newsletter Feb 5, 2011


Wow. 5 new laughers at the Saturday morning club. Word must be getting around. Welcome to our new members and congratulations on taking a joyful step. Look forward to seeing you again.


New Laughter Yoga in James Bay

A new session begins this Thursday Feb 10th at James Bay Community Centre, 140 Oswego Street.

This is Kathleen Roxborough’s club and due to her hard work, 9 people are signed up. There is still room for up to 6 more.

This will be a 9 week session, not a drop in. It goes from 6pm to 7pm every Thursday and I (Matti) will be leading as Kathleen has to attend to family.

Be sure to pass this on to friends and family who are in the James Bay area, or for whom Thursday is the best time.

Check out the other sessions around Victoria: Here is the schedule link. For a real boost, attend 2-4 times this week:


Laughing our way into inner silence. (internet laughter experience)

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

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?



“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I shall have the belief that I can do it. I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning.”

Mahatma Gandhi 1869-1948, Indian Nationalist Leader


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:



Laughter Yoga and Creativity

“…children use 92% of creative ability and adults only 22%…” –Tony Buzan.

Dr. Kataria article on Creativity:



“You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.”

Henry Drummond 1851-1897, Scientist and Author



Laugh every day with Matti by downloading a fr eee video. Bonus email course: 108 tips for more joy, energy and health. Click here:


Victoria Laughter Yoga Club site:

Founder Dr. Madan Kataria’s site:

Email for more info:

Matti Anttila, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

Victoria Laughter Yoga Clubs


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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