Come and Get Connected.   Victoria Laughter News June 7, 2017

Connection with others is SO important.


Laughter is the shortest distance between people.


That wisdom comes from the comic Victor Borge.


(A Brilliant Man. Google him and watch some videos. You will love him.)


We get connected again this afternoon at our regular Wednesday Laughter Yoga session.



Willows Beach by the parking lot.


Barefoot Laughter, what a hoot.


See also my article below on how connection heals.



Victoria Laughter Yoga Club Schedule:




Connect to Heal

Mastery Newsletter June 7, 2017

It’s Wednesday afternoon and I’m not feeling well.


Can I make it tomorrow for our annual cruise?

(Read online: )

Every year we get together on KL’s 34-foot cabin cruiser.


We cruise the Gulf Islands of British Columbia ending up on Saltspring.


I’ve known these guys for over half a century.


I joke that we eat a lot and drink a little.


The opposite of what we did as youngsters.


It’s a trip I look forward to eagerly every year.


I once had to skip it because I had “pink eye” and did not want to infect the others.


This Wednesday I felt so horrible, I just wanted to crawl into bed.


But…I have written about the healing power of connection, so…I made the effort to get there.


As soon as I got in the car with FJ to share the ride up-island, I already felt better.


By the time, the four of us shoved off in the Sea Holly, I was again feeling fantastic as I do every time.


I talked to another buddy about this healing experience. Was it a fluke?


He told me of his experience in Afghanistan. He was there before the war with the Soviets.


Five days of being really sick. Couldn’t shake it. He got dragged to a party at the British Embassy.


Connecting with others, enjoying food and drink and what happened?


His illness totally left him and did not return.


It’s nice to read and hear about the healing power of connection.


It’s fantastic to experience the true power of it.


FYI: We did overeat. Even voluminous amounts of ice cream, which is not on my food radar…ever.


Despite that, I felt healthier and stronger after trip.


Have you had a similar experience?


Do you make time to connect with others regularly?


I suspect connection with others is a daily need.


Much like we need Vitamin C every day, we need Vitamin C for Connection daily as well.


To Your Joy, Energy and Health,




P.S. This is from my Mastery Newsletter. If you want to get connected to it, go here:




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 250-477-8608





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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