One breath to feel joy. Victoria Laughter News September 27 , 2016

“Mindfulness” is getting a lot of traction these days. Just another way of saying “meditation.”



Meditation is just about settling the mind. Easier said than done, you may say.


One of the secrets is that meditation is joyful. Joyful beyond measure.


When we grasp that concept, we will want to do it more and more.


But first…


Let’s just focus on joy for one moment. A few moments really. Just enough time to take one breath.


Do this with me now.


Breathe in deeply while putting your attention on that breath.


It may be helpful to close your eyes.


Here we go…


One breath in, eyes closed, all your attention on that one breath.


Congratulations. You have just touched joy. You have just meditated.


You want MORE joy? Take two breaths, focusing just on the breath while taking it in…and letting it out.


That’s how we build joy…one breath at a time.


That’s how we incline the mind toward joy so we can feel it more and more every day.


The neat thing? You can do it any time any where.


The more you do it, the more you will want to do it…because it just feels so good.


You’re welcome.


More about joy, if you are inclined: The Zen of Joy. How to Rewire Your Brain for Happiness & Success.



To Your Joy, Energy and Health,



Matti Anttila


Mission: To help you take shortcuts to More Joy, Energy, Health and fulfillment in life.


P.S. Laughter Yoga creates the same state as meditation. Come and do some “Laughter Meditation” at a Laughter Yoga Session near you in Victoria.


Find the Victoria Laughter Yoga club closest to you:





Laughter is definitely some of the best medicine for pain…laughter would save on hospital bills.”





Laughter is an orgasm triggered by the intercourse of sense and nonsense.



“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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