World Laughter Day Special Edition Laughter the Newsletter April 30, 2011


Laughter: The Newsletter

April 30, 2011

Quick Reminder:


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:



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:




Melanie Rudolph
 created a doc “Some of the Best Laughter Yoga Videos Around the World

NBC News Clip with First Lady, Michelle Obama

Benefits of Laughter Yoga with John Cleese

World Laughter Day Copenhagen10,000 People

Psychiatrist Recommends Laughter Yoga

Laughter Yoga on CNN

Laughter Yoga in BlindSchoolin India

Laughter Yoga Live Show

Laughter Yoga in Uganda

Laughter Yoga in Prisons with Rebecca Foster

Laughter Yoga in Tunisia

Taiwan Laugh & Dance for No Reason

TaiwanTestimonial Laughter Yoga Changed My Life

Laughter Yoga at MD AndersonCancer Center

Laughter Yoga with Deaf & Mute Children

Laughter Yoga in CancerHospitalin Chicago

Laughter Yoga on Discovery Channel

Laughter Yoga on Dancing with the Stars – Harry Hamlin

Laughter Yoga in Hospital in New York

Laughter Yoga with Police in the Philippines

World Laughter Day 2010 on CNN

Laughter Yoga with Street Children India

Laughter Yoga with Seniors with Dr. Kataria

Laughter Yoga with Multiple Sclerosis

98 Year old TaiwanLaughter Yoga Participant

Global World Laughter Day Video from Iran, Africa, etc.

Laughter Yoga Documentary Ireland Part 1

Laughter Yoga Documentary Ireland Part 2

Laughter Yoga Documentary in India

Pangea day

Laughter yoga in Russia

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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