Happy Valentine’s Day from Victoria Laughter Yoga Club

Laughter: The Newsletter

February 14, 2013

Feature Article


Valentine’s Day and time to Feel The Love.


Here is an exercise from Heart Math that allows you to feel the love that flows in your heart. It is a two minute meditation. Ready?
Hold one hand on your heart, breathe easily and effortlessly and say out loud: “Love, Peace, Compassion.” You can continue to say it silently while holding your hand on your heart, smiling internally and breathing easily. Occasionally, you may want to take a deeper breath and release it. As you breathe in, just feel the love, peace and compassion energy filling your heart. As you breathe out, send that same energy to the far reaches of the universe.
Just two minutes has been shown to give your immune system a boost for up to six hours. Conversely, the Heart Math Institute found that thinking negative thoughts can depress your immune system for up to six hours. So, why not choose to think Love, Peace and Compassion for two minutes. It just may help keep colds and flus away too.
That is your Valentine’s Day present from Victoria Laughter Yoga Club.
Tomorrow’s Esquimalt Laughter Yoga Club will celebrate the love with a Valentine’s theme. A day late but, hey, we celebrate love all week…throughout the year, really.





The second way is to access the 15 minute laughter video on my site and laugh along with me as often as you like. I found that daily laughter develops neural pathways so I can let go of any “negative” reactions to all kinds of events: drivers cutting me off, people yelling at me, anxieties about money (that’s a biggie), even anger at neighbours who wake me up at 1 in the morning. (I admit that one is tougher, but I am working on it.)


Here is my laugher video and you will note it comes with an email course focusing on health tips: http://joyenergyandhealth.com/ You will see it on the right side of the page as the “Authentic Joy” video. Let me know how it goes.









News from HOHO DOJO

Just to let everybody know that since Monday Feb. the 11th is a statutory holiday, we will not be able to have a Laughter Yoga meeting that week. We will resume the following week on the 18th of Feb. Meanwhile, Christian Verrier will fill in for me on Monday the 4th of February while I am out of town. For those of you familiar with Christian you know what a wonderful Laughter Yoga Leader he is. Christian has been a recent regular of the HoHo DoJo and I am grateful that he has agreed to fill in for me while I am away. Please come out on the 4th of February to enjoy his joyous, playfulness and energetic approach to Laughter Yoga.


If you are unfamiliar with Christian let me fill you in briefly. Two weeks ago he brought his wife and two young sons to the Monday evening session. His oldest son, Samuel age six, was one of the highlights of the evening, and while it was his first time to a Laughter Yoga group he was not unfamiliar with what we do. You see, Christian has been laughing with his boys using Laughter Yoga techniques at home for quite a while now. Last week Christian told me that Samuel so enjoyed the group that he not only wants to come back as often as possible, but is planning to do a Laughter session with his First Grade class as part of a class assignment. I cannot wait to see the video Christian plans to shoot of this momentous occasion.


I think you are getting the picture of how Laughter is a big part of Christians’ everyday life!!!


Miles Of Smiles




Note to Leaders: New Schedule for the newsletter: Thursday prior to the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. Get your submissions in the day before as I will write on Thursday morning. Thanks. Matti


Updates here. Victoria Laughter Yoga Schedule: https://victorialaughteryogaclub.wordpress.com/laughter-schedule/




Valentine’s Day Laughter from Dr. Kataria



The Medical Clown Workshop



Victoria Laughter Yoga Club site:




Laughter is one of the missing nutrients.

We need Vitamin “L” every day.

F r e e daily laughter with Matti.

Click here now: http://joyenergyandhealth.com/


Bonus: f r e e email course:


“108 Tips for more Joy, Energy and Health”

Click here now: http://joyenergyandhealth.com/


Just For Fun



Laughter best medicine for stressheads



All for now,

Love and Laughter,


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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