Delightful Laughter Yoga in the Sun: Victoria Laughter News August 18, 2014

The last two Sundays Laughter Yoga in the Park have been a true delight.


Two Sundays ago, we had 28 wonderful folk and yesterday 29. (At this rate, we will have 100 in 71 weeks…haha)


We had a unique experiment in that we LY Leaders took up the challenge to only do laughter exercises that we made up. It could not be anything that we have done before…or even seen done before. I gave no notice that we were doing this and the LY Leaders rose to the occasion. It is amazing what creativity bubbles up when we stay in the moment. What a great time we had.


Yesterday, we had a more “classical” approach with a good number of new participants as well. I believe everyone enjoyed it. Bit of a challenge with that number not to go overtime. I think it is important to finish close to on time so people who may have other items on their agenda on a beautiful summer Sunday can get on with their day.


Feel free to join us again every Sunday 10:30am in Beacon Hill Park, by the sundial in the centre of the park…near the washrooms. For the summer anyway. Miho wants to keep it going all year. Wow, she is one dedicated laugher.


Victoria Laughter Yoga Club Schedule


Find the Laughter Yoga club closest to you. click here;




The Magic of Smiles Great article on the power of smiling.



Laugh daily with Mattifor the health of it


Laughter is really a necessary daily nutrient. It may be why children are healthier than adults…they laugh more. Laugh along with me every day with this free video:


You will see it on the right side of the page as the “Authentic Joy” video.







London Laughter Yoga Flash Mob




All for now,

Love, Laughter and Smiles




Matti Anttila, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, Zen of Joy Instructor
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



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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