Who wants a ride to Laughter Yoga? Laughter: The Newsletter February 28, 2013

 

This idea came to me in the shower. I get a lot of ideas in the shower. This time I remembered the idea, which is unusual. 🙂

 

When I was a young lad in Vancouver, the minister of the FinnishBethelChurch would drive many miles around Vancouver picking up his young flock in a station wagon. This was before the days of seatbelts and we were jammed into the wagon. I remember two of us in the space between the very back seat and the open back window. That was a great place to ride.

 

Anyway, it made me think. I know there are some Laughter Yoga folks who don’t like to drive at night and there are others without cars.

 

It would give me great pleasure to follow the guidance of my minister back then. (His name was Matti, too). We have our Friday night Laughter Yoga at 7pm. If you want a ride, email freedombalance@shaw.ca or call me 250.477.8608.

 

My minister probably drove 20 or more miles each week to pick up us young ‘uns. So, what is me driving from Esquimalt to James Bay and CordovaBay or CadboroBay. Happy to do it.

 

So, let me know if you have been missing Laughter Yoga and I will come and pick you up and drop you off afterwards…with great pleasure.

 

-Matti

 

 

https://victorialaughteryogaclub.wordpress.com/laughter-schedule/

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi Matti, Ha Ha Ho Ho Ho!

 

Could you please let people know that Laughter Yoga in Fernwood is changing from Thurdays to Wednesdays @ 7:30 @ Fernwood Community Centre call to confirm @250 590 0488.

 

Starting March 6, not run on March 13th, but back the following , March 20th.

 

Thanks Matti,

Light and Laughter,

Gracie

 

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

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ARTICLES

Laughter Best Medicine for “Stressheads”

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/laughter-best-medicine-for-stressheads/story-fncynkc6-1226522814001

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Notices:

Nothing to do with Laughter Yoga (except the presenter is a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader). This will be great.

 

“Poor” People in Africa Have a “Richer” Life Than the Average Canadian. 

 

   Why?

 

Community:

Deeper, more meaningful social contacts.

 

 

Research shows that illness and even death can result from isolation.

 

It doesn’t have to be this way.

 

Learn how to build community as a Way to Health and Well-Being.

 

 

Fred Jones, will present Lessons Learned from Africa on the importance of community or social connection.

 

Venue: the Juan de Fuca Seniors Centre, building #3 behind the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre.

 

Date: Saturday, March 9

 

Time: Doors open at 10am, with the one hour presentation starting at 10:30am.

 

No cost and coffee and tea are only a buck.

 

 

What does “meaningful social contact” mean?

 

 

Fred Jones is a Canadian who spent a couple of decades of his young adult life in South Africa working and raising a family. In recent years, he has made Victoria his home.

 

He has contributed to building community within Toastmasters, the international organization committed to empowering people to speak in public. Toastmasters believe that everyone has a story to tell and that someone needs to hear that story.

 

Fred contributes to this mission even helping to start the Sooke Toastmasters Club.

 

 

 

The “Indiana Jones of meaningful social contact.”

 

 

He is the modern day “Indiana Jones of meaningful social contact.” In 2012, Fred and his daughter traveled the length of Africa from Capetown in South Africa to Cairo gathering experiences, participating with locals in their communities.

 

From that trip, Fred brings us a wealth of knowledge, tools and techniques that we can use to improve our lives through more meaningful social contact.

 

You will leave inspired to deepen your connections to others. You will have the tools and techniques to build community and improve your own health as a result.

 

 

Venue: the Juan de Fuca Seniors Centre, building #3 behind the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre.

 

Date: Saturday, March 9

 

Time: Doors open at 10am, with the one hour presentation starting at 10:30am.

 

No cost and coffee and tea are only a buck.

 

 

 

 

Is there a missing element to your health plan?

 

We know exercise and diet are important. But did you know that you can actually get sick if you don’t have enough meaningful contact with others? It’s true:

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Higher Rates of Disease from Lack of Meaningful Social Contact

 

In 1974, researcher John Cassel noted that the lack of “meaningful social contacts” resulted in higher rates of tuberculosis, schizophrenia, alcoholism, accidents, and suicide.

 

In 2000, researchers Berkman and Kawachi compiled overwhelming evidence from around the world showing that individuals with weak social ties have higher rates of virtually every disease that has been studied, independently of other disease risk factors.

 

This is not new age woo-woo stuff.  The first study on this goes back to 1897.

 

 

Suicide Rates Higher With Poor Social Interaction

 

That’s when the French sociologist Emile Durkheim discovered the importance that community social forces play in the health of the individual. He concluded that the major factor affecting suicide rates was the degree of social integration of groups.

 

 

Not having deep, meaningful connections with others and the isolation that comes from that can actually cause serious diseases.

 

 

 

What is Different in Africa?

 

Specifically, he noticed how African communities spend time in

 

  • Celebration. Their Toastmasters clubs, for example, deepened their relationships through frequent and regular sharing of meals.
  • Joy. Shining faces told Fred of the bubbling effervescence below the surface of members of communities.
  • Support: Members of African communities found ways to support each other more deeply and the supporters themselves created more joy for themselves.

 

Now, Fred brings Lessons Learned from Africa and how we can apply those lessons to build community here and lead healthier, more meaningful lives.

 

 

 

Venue: the Juan de Fuca Seniors Centre, building #3 behind the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre.

 

Date: Saturday, March 9

 

Time: Doors open at 10am, with the one hour presentation starting at 10:30am.

 

No cost and coffee and tea are only a buck.

 

 

 

How to Apply the African Experience to Build Our Community and Health

 

Fred will show us how we can use the lessons learned to benefit our own health and bring more vitality, joy, energy and health to ourselves and our loved ones.

 

Fred is so charged up with this message that he is not even charging for the event. He wants to spread this message so we can all benefit.

 

 

 

It’s Free

 

 

You will leave this presentation armed with the tools and techniques that the “Indiana Jones” of social connection brings to us from Lessons Learned in Africa.

 

 

Looking forward to seeing you there. Be early to meet some new friends. Email me and let me know how many you are bringing please so we have some idea of numbers: freedombalance@shaw.ca

 

 

 

Matti Anttila

 

P.S. Fred “The Indiana Jones of Social Connection” Jones, will present Lessons Learned From Africa on the importance of community or social connection.

 

You will leave inspired to deepen your connections to others. You will have the tools and techniques to build community and improve your own health as a result.

 

Venue: the Juan de Fuca Seniors Centre, building #3 behind the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre.

 

Date: Saturday, March 9

 

Time: Doors open at 10am, with the one hour presentation starting at 10:30am.

 

No cost and coffee and tea are only a buck.

 

 

  • Email me and let me know how many you are bringing please so we have some idea of numbers. 88matti@gmail.com

 

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Links:

Victoria Laughter Yoga Club site:

https://victorialaughteryogaclub.wordpress.com/

 

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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/

Includes

Bonus: f r e e email course:

 

“108 Tips for more Joy, Energy and Health”

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

 

Just For Fun

 

 

 

 

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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