Laughter Yoga is a one hour “workout.”
Really, better to call it a “playout.”
We play more than work.
But there is a goodly amount of movement.
Some may call that exercise.
I call it “Heavy Breathing.” Ha ha.
In between laughter exercises, we take deep breaths.
That is to fully oxygenate all the cells of our bodies.
That may be one of the reasons why we feel so blissed out after.
It has been said the laughter puts you in the same state as meditation.
The breathing may help with that.
See the Featured Article on breathing.
Hope you can join us at one of our classes.
Maybe tonight at 5.30. Does that work for you?
Victoria Laughter Yoga Club Schedule: https://victorialaughteryogaclub.wordpress.com/laughter-schedule/
It Takes Mindfulness to Breathe Slow and Deep
Breathing slow and deep also brings on mindfulness.
This “mindfulness” thing is popular.
It’s just a word.
What it means to me is a state of calm and connectedness.
A feeling of being connected to others and perhaps all the universe.
Breathing slowly and deeply generates that sensation of calm.
The good news is we can choose to breathe deeply and slowly…at any time.
The trick is to be able to call on that skill even in the most challenging moments.
When we get bad news. When we are under attack, physically or verbally. When we are down in the dumps.
You can try it now. Breathe deeply in, slowly. Breathe deeply out, slowly. Repeat.
Doing it as little as three times if often enough to calm me down. Perhaps it may work for others too.
You can practice while walking. Some call that walking meditation. It may slow down the walking. It may make walking more enjoyable. Perhaps even blissful.
That’s the ticket…now you’re in gear.
If you remember to smile and keep good posture too, well, that’s a bonus.
Keep on keepin’ on.
To Your Joy, Energy and Health,
JUST FOR FUN
How Laughter Fixed a Classroom
“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
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.