Laughter: The Newsletter
April 30, 2011
About World Laughter Day.
Be sure to come and bring a friend or four.
World Laughter Day!
2-3 pm Sunday, May 1st, 2011
Saxe Pointe Park
This year co-sponsored by Esquimalt Recreation Centre.
World Peace Through Laughter
World Laughter Day
Celebrate laughter and its potential in healing
Over 6,000 Laughter Yoga Clubs around the world celebrate laughter on the first Sunday in May.
Victoria Laughter Yoga Club members invite you to feel experience the joy of laughing “for no reason”
2pm – 3pm, Sunday May 1st. 2011 @ Saxe Pointe Park. End of Fraser Street in Esquimalt.
Co-sponsored by Victoria Laughter Yoga Club and the Esquimalt Recreation Centre.
“Laughter Yoga” is the unique concept that we can laugh for no reason.
“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…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.
Victoria Laughter Yoga Schedule: https://victorialaughteryogaclub.wordpress.com/laughter-schedule/
If someone asks how did Laughter Yoga start, here is the story, as told by a presenter introducing Dr. Kataria at a conference:
“A small farming village in northernIndia.
When Mrs. Raj Karni Kataria gave birth to her eighth child, she had a dream for him: that, unlike her other children, he would go to college, become a physician, and return to the village so the community might have a medical doctor in their midst.
At the time of Madan Kataria’s birth (the mid 1950s), if a member of the community fell dangerously ill or suffered a serious injury, they had to travel or be transported thirty miles to the nearest doctor.
He completed his medical studies, began a bustling and stressful practice in the city of Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay); and in 1995 developed Laughter Yoga, an innovative new concept whereby anyone can laugh, for a prolonged period of time, without needing to rely on jokes, comedy or even having a sense of humor.
Engaging in this form of laughter, anyone can achieve laughter’s numerous health benefits.
By devising this system of laughter without needing to rely on jokes nor even “feeling good” as a prerequisite, we now have a reliable technique for the delivery of the therapeutic benefits of laughter, on demand. We might go so far as to say that Doctor Kataria has liberated laughter from the iron grip of the critical mind.
Instead of returning to his village to become the resident healer for two hundred friends and neighbors, Doctor Kataria has taken on the task of healing the billions and billions of residents of this island, Earth, and transforming all of us into neighborly friends.”
Victoria Laughter Yoga Club site:
Founder Dr. Madan Kataria’s site:
Laugh along daily with Matti with his
Free laughter video
…Plus f r e e email course:
“108 Tips for more Joy, Energy and Health”
Click here: http://joyenergyandhealth.com/
Melanie Rudolph created a doc “Some of the Best Laughter Yoga Videos Around the World
NBC News Clip with First Lady, Michelle Obama http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajoJp0eo6Kk
Benefits of Laughter Yoga with John Cleese http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXEfjVnYkqM
World Laughter Day Copenhagen10,000 People http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uKDpHz0eIg
Psychiatrist Recommends Laughter Yoga http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duhuUiG5_m4
Laughter Yoga on CNN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eB3ISAYE-I
Laughter Yoga in BlindSchoolin India http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8Pfa_YaOY8
Laughter Yoga Live Show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-UYr6uFkvk
Laughter Yoga in Uganda http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCYjjoOuGyY&feature=player_embedded
Laughter Yoga in Prisons with Rebecca Foster http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnMD1Lk3S_U&feature=player_embedded
Laughter Yoga in Tunisia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1x_l1Rs6CsE
Taiwan Laugh & Dance for No Reason http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpA3NJuftU4&feature=player_embedded
TaiwanTestimonial Laughter Yoga Changed My Life http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMu05S0Uurc&feature=player_embedded
Laughter Yoga at MD AndersonCancer Center http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrSABROitUE
Laughter Yoga with Deaf & Mute Children http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qab_B9y2JE&feature=player_embedded
Laughter Yoga in CancerHospitalin Chicago http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neDB4I93EZI
Laughter Yoga on Discovery Channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahhN3Ryw4O4
Laughter Yoga on Dancing with the Stars – Harry Hamlinhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwK6YBixBQA
Laughter Yoga in Hospital in New York http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXt1qr-rE7U
Laughter Yoga with Police in the Philippines http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMVr9S5pEAM
World Laughter Day 2010 on CNN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaHYjjLXuEw
Laughter Yoga with Street Children India http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_GqQWupLmw
Laughter Yoga with Seniors with Dr. Kataria http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOXO3LzVEFY
Laughter Yoga with Multiple Sclerosis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMsIJaRRyeo
98 Year old TaiwanLaughter Yoga Participant http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrcZXGqUVrk
Global World Laughter Day Video from Iran, Africa, etc.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaYOpTtenvo&feature=player_embedded
Laughter Yoga Documentary Ireland Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJVOc4UKYA8&feature=player_embedded
Laughter Yoga Documentary Ireland Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z10QvJsIz_M&feature=player_embedded
Laughter Yoga Documentary in India http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWveiwc0z5M&feature=player_embedded
Pangea day http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoQ3CllLAa8
Laughter yoga in Russia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7r-Bn15R3k
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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