Tonight, tonight…we are gonna have fun again tonight…
Laughter Yoga, 6.45pm. Ingredients upstairs. So grateful for them providing the space for us. On Store street…just down from Capital Iron.
MORE Flexible as we Age? Is it possible?
What if “Old Age” had little to do with the number of years we have accumulated?
You have noticed how physically flexible babies are, I am sure.
You may remember seeing a baby sticking its toes into its mouth…easily, effortlessly and without strain.
Why can’t adults do that? What happens between babyhood and adulthood?
Some yogis can bend themselves into all kinds of pretzel-like shapres, despite advanced age. What is the difference between them and us?
Could it be the “slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” as Shakespeare so eloquently put it?
Could it be just that, the traumas, little and large, that populate our timelines?
Could it be that when we don’t release a physical trauma that it creates a physical tension in the musculature?
Is that why a yogi can bend so easily, because they are continually releasing those traumas, those tensions?
Trauma researcher David Berceli tells us we can trace many physical ailments, dis-eases and indeed actual diseases to the stresses caused by trauma.
Berceli also tells us we all have trauma in our lives.
Further, WebMd.com tells us:
“Ongoing, chronic stress…can cause or exacerbate many serious health problems, (bolding and underlining are mine) including:
Mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, and personality disorders
Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease, high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart attacks, and stroke…
Gastrointestinal problems, such as GERD, gastritis, ulcerative colitis, and irritable colon”
-Source: WebMD.com http://ow.ly/JHEHd
Berceli’s Revolutionary Trauma Release Process™ is one. I use it regularly.
Laughter Yoga is another. I apply it daily. 10-15 minutes daily goes a long way to help release what I call the “trauma onion.” That is to say, layers and layers of trauma we may have accumulated over a lifetime.
Meditation. Applied daily.
The Zen of Joy protocols. This is a manual I created to make it easier to rewire our brains for happiness and success. And to do it in only minutes a day. Check here: http://zenofjoy.com/.
At the least, you can plug into the Seven Step Zen of Joy Coaching.
It won’t cost you anything and it will give you a taste of joy, happiness, success and fun. http://zenofjoy.com/
Love, Laughter and Smiles
Find the Victoria Laughter Yoga club closest to you. click here; https://victorialaughteryogaclub.wordpress.com/laughter-schedule/
Laugh! It’s Good For You
JUST FOR FUN
I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose. ~Woody Allen
All for now,
Love, Laughter and Smiles
Matti Anttila, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher,
Author of The Zen of Joy http://zenofjoy.com/
Victoria Laughter Yoga Clubs https://victorialaughteryogaclub.wordpress.com/
Laughter Yoga is the unique concept that we can laugh for no reason at all.
* Laughing is FUN
* We start out with laughter exercises
> That sends feel good hormones to the brain.
* We intersperse with yoga type deep breathing
> That sends more oxygen to the brain and body
* We add child-like playfulness
> That opens up our creativity and intuition
* We do “Laughter Meditation”
> Unlike any other meditation, way fun
* We finish with some relaxation routines.
* Sessions are led by a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader.
> Non-profit, non-religious, non-political.
* Free or by donation
> Don’t let money hold you back
110-174 Wilson Street Victoria, BC, Canada V9A 7N7
Laughter is an Essential Nutrient. Get Your Daily Fix Here.
Free video: http://joyenergyandhealth.com/
You will see it on the right side of the page as the “Authentic Joy” video.