The “Legendary” Victoria Laughter Yoga Club “Laugh Out Loud Musical Parade.” Victoria Laughter News February 1, 2016

 

So much fun. Sunday, our club spread mid-winter joy on the streets of Victoria BC, Canada. We even brought the sun out for a few minutes.

 

Local coverage from CHEK TV (First employee owned TV station in known history):

 

Laughter yoga fans spread cheer in Victoria

http://www.cheknews.ca/136720-136720/

 

Extended footage from Laughter Yoga Leader and videographer Soren Russow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcMDxCUIqCk&feature=youtu.be

 

Laughter Yoga Leader and “spark plug” for this event Gracie Gaughan. Thank you Gracie for putting this fun event together.

 

We have been invited to do it again in April at the Creatively United for the Planet event organized (for the 5th year!) by Francis Litman.

 

Also, keep World Laughter Day in mind. First Sunday of May. A parade this year may be more awesome.

 

Next opportunity to laugh. Today at 4.30pm with Laughter Teacher Gene Furbee, Venue is VIHA on Fraser Street in Esquimalt, across from the Esquimalt Rec  Centre. see other times below:

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Find the Victoria Laughter Yoga club closest to you: https://victorialaughteryogaclub.wordpress.com/laughter-schedule/

 

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FEATURE ARTICLE

 

World Authority on Laughter Talks Us Through the Research

 

“The purpose is for all of us to remember that stress can be deadly. We live a lifestyle predominantly of stresses, and that has consequences. It is important for us to get off the merry-go-round and break that psychophysiological stress cycle. And, not surprisingly, this is also what we are encouraged to do from biblical wisdom.”

http://spectrummagazine.org/article/2015/08/09/world-authority-laughter-talks-us-through-research

 

 

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JUST FOR FUN

 

The Facial Expression That Fights Memory Loss. Hint: it is an upside down frown. http://www.spring.org.uk/2014/05/the-facial-expression-that-fights-memory-loss.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PsychologyBlog+%28PsyBlog%29

 

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“Laughter is too important to be left to chance. …”

 

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
250-477-8608

 

 

P.S.

 

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.

-Matti

 

 

 

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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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