Can Laughter Save Your Life? Victoria Laughter News February 29, 2016

Can Laughter Save Your Life?


Laughter Yoga Dude Merv Neal from OZ says it did save his. See the story under Feature Article.


Laughter Yoga sessions continue. And we are learning lots these days too. Peter told us about the Iceman. Come Wednesday and we will fill you in on how what the Iceman does can help improve our health as well.


6.45 pm 3021 Store Street Ingredients Health Food Store, Wednesday.



Laughter Yoga Leader: The New You?


Laughter Yoga Leader Training and Zen of Joy Boot Camp


March 12th  & 13th, 2016


Victoria, BC

More on line:


Feel free to pass this on to friends who may be interested.




Can Laughter Save Your Life? This man says it did.


Merv Neal is a Laughter Yoga Dude from Australia. Super guy. Met him at the All America Laughter Yoga Conference in 2014.


Here is his story in a short documentary.


Running his own small business at the age of 12, it’s no surprise Merv Neal became a millionaire at 40. Despite midlife financial success, Neal found himself bankrupt in the health department – given one week to live by doctors. For most, nihilistic despair would become the reasonable reaction to such life altering news, not for Merv though – he decided to laugh, and is convinced it saved his life.



Find the Victoria Laughter Yoga club closest to you:





And this is our very own Soren Russow, Laughter Yoga Leader Extraordinaire, laughing at the laughing statues at English Bay in Vancouver.



“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
Victoria Laughter Yoga Clubs
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:


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






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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