World Laughter Day on May 1st in Victoria 2011-04-01

When you laugh, you change and when you change the whole world changes around you.

-Dr. Madan Kataria, Founder of Laughter Yoga

The formula for world peace is very simple –

one person at a time multiplies it and spreads it…

Having Stress Is Like Being At War With Yourself!

Laughter is a positive and powerful process that releases stress.

In fact, laughter is rated as the # 1 Stress Buster

When you relieve stress, you change internally to a more peaceful state.

When you change, the world changes.

More peace inside, more peace outside.

Laughter is a universal language which has the potential to unite humanity without religion.

Come to World Laughter Day and experience inner peace.

Sunday May 1st. 2011 2 – 3pm @ Saxe Pointe Park.

End of Fraser Street in Esquimalt.

Co-sponsored by Victoria Laughter Yoga Club and the Esquimalt Recreation Centre.

Why World Laughter Day?

One of Dr. Kataria’s objectives for Laughter Yoga is to promote world peace through laughter.

Some people find this idea fanciful, but an understanding of the science of emotions and emotional contagion in particular shows how this might be achieved.

The practice of Laughter Yoga causes the body to release certain ‘Feel Good’ hormones into the bloodstream related to feelings of happiness, warmth, unconditional love, bonding, tolerance, forgiveness, generosity, and compassion.

Let’s call this a joy cocktail.

The presence of this ‘Joy Cocktail’ of hormones and neuro-peptides precludes the production of other hormones and neuro-peptides that correspond with hatred, fear, violence, jealousy, aggression and the emotions associated with war and oppression.

By practicing Laughter Yoga in groups, the level of this Joy cocktail is raised to high concentrations through the multiplier effect: people leaving Laughter Yoga sessions go forth and interact with many people who are in turn affected to varying degrees by this powerful emotional state of joy.

They in turn ‘infect’ other people they come into contact with.

You can experience this ‘chain reaction’ after your very first Laughter Yoga session. Not only will you cheer up your friends and family but you may also cheer up the bus driver and others on your bus, the people you work with, the staff at the shop and more.

They in turn will cheer up others, and so on. By having tens of thousands of laughter clubs all over the world, it will create a positive energy which will change the consciousness of the globe for the better.

Actually, the formula for world peace is very simple – one person at a time multiplies it and spreads it…

Sunday May 1st. 2011 2 – 3pm @ Saxe Pointe Park.

End of Fraser Street in Esquimalt.

Co-sponsored by Victoria Laughter Yoga Club and the Esquimalt Recreation Centre.

No need to pre-register. Just show up. Loose clothing recommended.

And oh, just one more thing: Bring a willingness to laugh…and play.

World Laughter Day – 10,000 people in Denmark set a Guinnes Book of World Records Record:

Monty Python’s John Cleese report on Laughter Yoga


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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One Response to World Laughter Day on May 1st in Victoria 2011-04-01

  1. Jeanne Rioux says:

    I just found out about this event, as I was looking for an event to participate in for the September action day, but alas, once I had sent an invitation to FB for others to join me in going to it, I discovered the ad about it on Moving Planet was for May 1, 2011. I had to delete my comment from FB.

    Now, I am wondering if you are planning another event like this one for the September 2011 day. Can you let me know. I would love to participate in it, and I bet I could get some more people to come, as well.

    I hope to hear from you soon.


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