Gentle Power and Connection Through Laughter Yoga. Victoria Laughter News September 22, 2016

Driving back from last night’s Laughter Yoga session, I was in bliss.


I gave M. a ride back to James Bay and we were chatting about how well Soren led the group. About how beautiful the fall colours were in our fair city.


There was one exercise that was so great. Soren had us imagine energy flowing from the centre down to the centre of the earth, coming back to centre and flowing from there to the sky.


What a sense of gentle power and connection.


Another exercise produced a surprise for E. She shared she has fibromyalgia. Soren asked us to find a place in our bodies where we felt some pain. Then we did an exercise to relieve that pain.

She said she could not find any pain. That is the first time in a long time she felt no pain. She has been a regular at our sessions for some time now. I suspect that her consistent attendance may have a lot to do with the pain reduction.


Laughter is known for its magic in relieving pain.


It was Norman Cousins’ experience with pain that was the inspiration for Laughter Yoga in the first place.


Over and again, we get reports of all kinds of aches and pains reducing, even emotional ones.


If it has been awhile since your last Laughter Yoga session, why not consider coming again.



Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training Oct. 22 & 23.


There is great joy in laughter.


There is greater joy and fulfillment in leading Laughter Yoga Sessions.




Because of one of the great secrets of life.


“It is more blessed to give than to receive.”


When we give from the heart, that is when we are truly alive.


The more we serve others, the more energy we receive. It is a virtuous cycle.


By spending ourselves, we get more. A great paradox.


The more joy we give to others, the more joy we feel ourselves.


Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers know this.


Discover this for yourself. Become a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader.


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Last Beacon Hill Park Laughter Yoga Session this Sunday.

10.30 am at the sundial near the centre washrooms.


Our Sunday morning Laughter Yoga Leader is Miho. She is actively searching for an indoor venue for the fall and winter. If you know of a place she can hold it without cost, please let me know.



Find the Victoria Laughter Yoga club closest to you:




Laughter Yoga for Cancer Survivors





Laughter is God’s hand on the shoulder of a troubled world. – Bettenell Huntznicker.



“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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