“Laughter is too important to be left to chance. …”
That is exactly why we have group Laughter Sessions. And there is something special, even a bit magical, about laughing with others.
Join us tonight 6.45 at Ingredients on Store Street for an hour of fun times.
Find the Victoria Laughter Yoga club closest to you: https://victorialaughteryogaclub.wordpress.com/laughter-schedule/
Deep belly laughter triggers the release of endorphins
From an article entitled ‘My Laughter Rx For Your Heart’ : “Deep belly laughter triggers the release of endorphins, which activate receptors in our blood vessels’ linings that signal the production of nitric oxide. This powerful chemical causes blood vessel dilation, increases blood flow, reduces vascular inflammation and buildup of cholesterol plaque, and decreases platelet stickiness, which lowers the risk of blood clots.… In [one] study, when we asked people to watch a clip from ‘Saving Private Ryan’ or ‘There’s Something about Mary,’ we found that participants’ blood vessels were narrowing by up to 50% during the stress-inducing clip, while vessel dilation in people who watched a funny clip increased 22%. After just 15 minutes of laughing, volunteers got the same vascular benefit as they would from spending 15 to 30 minutes at the gym or taking a daily statin.” ~~~ by Michael Miller MD with Catherine Knepper, from the book “Heal Your Heart”. (Please note that Dr. Miller refers to “vascular benefit” – he does not mention aerobic equivalent nor burning calories. The observation is regarding the effect on blood vessels.) ~~~ Laughter Yogis had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Miller’s presentation at the 2007 All America[n] Laughter Yoga Conference in Miami, Florida USA
JUST FOR FUN
This Is What Happens To Your Cells When You Experience Happiness http://preventdisease.com/news/14/050414-This-Is-What-Happens-To-Your-Cells-When-You-Experience-Happiness.shtml
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
1834C Oak Bay Avenue Victoria, BC, Canada V8R 0A4
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.