Yes, Laughter Yoga continues weekly through the Holidays. Victoria Laughter News December 15, 2016

Every Wednesday at 5.30pm for one hour. Dec 20th and 27th will be on!

 

Ingredients Health Store 2031 Store Street, up from Capital Iron.

 

(funky place to shop too. Always get something while I am there.)

 

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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

From Laughter Professor Bron Roberts in Australia; You never know what effect laughter has. Read on.

 

Bron Roberts

3 December at 17:58

 

I love it when wonderful things happen. Today I called in at a market. It was a mix of craft and trash and treasure, I’ve been to it before. I was walking around the end of one of the aisles when woman called out “Hey, laughter lady”. I turned, she said “I have some things for you”. She reached into the back of her car that was parked behind her stall and pulled out a box. It had 4 sets of maracca, 2 drums and 4 sets of bells. I gave her my confused look. She said “You run the laughter club at the age care home where my mother lives, she loves you and the laughter has really changed her”. I asked what the instruments were about. She said that a few months ago I’d bought a couple of small african drums from her. Her mother had told her that I’d taken them along with the rest of my instrument kit to the age care home and we’d had boisterous musical laughter, (every session is a new theme or a repeat of any that have proven really popular. The boistserous music was a big hit.) Her mother had told her that the group is now so big, 25+ people that I didn’t have enough instruments to go around but they were all happy to share. The daughter had remembered she’d seen me at the market before. In one of the stock containers she’d bought was a box of musical instruments so rather than sell them she’d been bringing them along to the market every week hoping to see me and finally, there I was. I asked why she didn’t leave them at the nursing home, she smiled and said “They’re for you, I want you to have them in your kit”. I offered to pay for them but she said no, she said the difference the laughter programs makes to her mother is all the payment she needs. I certainly made my day!! My next session at her mother’s nursing home is on December 23. Guess what the theme will be?!

 

You just never know the impact your laughter programs are having and how wide the ripples reach out. As laughter professionals we are certainly doing amazing things.

 

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JUST FOR FUN

 

Matti’s Christmas letter

 

Challenges and Joys

 

That just about sums up life, huh? 3 cold/flu bugs this year…what the heck??? Got rear ended. Insurance paying for chiropractor treatments. Good. Might be better than new when done. 

 

Toastmasters have loomed large. Giving a Keynote speech from the Professional Speakers Manual. Title: Solutions to all Dis-eases, Adventures in Joy. This is developing my public speaking skills and working toward giving more talks as well as seminars and workshops.

 

Laughter Yoga stuff: I had another Leader training session. I love doing those so much. Looking forward to developing similar weekend workshops in joy. Working title: Joy Master Class. What do you think?

 

UK and Finland in May and June. 5 awesome weeks with family. Hot weather. Saunas. Love all my family. Very special. They are all so gracious in hosting us.

 

Love, laughter and lots of joy for Christmas and the New Year.

 

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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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