Laughter Yoga Prevented a Car Accident.   Victoria Laughter News November 4, 2017

I am heading into the intersection at normal speed. All of a sudden the car that was waiting in the left turn lane opposite pulls out, cuts right in front of me.


I slam on the brakes. Smoke comes from my tires as my car slides toward the left side of the car turning in front of me.


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I come to a full stop, missing the car by mere inches.


Earlier, I had done what I normally do. I laughed for the first 10-15 minutes as I started my holiday shopping drive.


I believe that created a sense of calm and ease that allowed my to be a touch quicker getting my foot to the brake.


What happened next is the real difference.


In my pre Laughter Yoga days, I would have been steaming, angry, raging and perhaps even letting loose some blue language.


After 9 years of regular Laughter Yoga, usually every day, my reaction was different.


I laughed out loud.


You can imagine the adrenalin and cortisol were free flowing…the stress hormones.


I kept laughing for about 5 minutes. I was grateful there was no accident.


This was truly letting go. I kept laughing until there was no trace of any emotion around the incident. It took about 5 minutes.


I paused a few times. Each time, some emotions arose, I restarted laughing.


About 5 minutes was all it took to clear away all traces of emotional reaction to it.


I felt blessed and looked after.


I have never doubted the many benefits of Laughter Yoga.


Another great example of it occurred in this incident.


This inspires my to keep going and to keep spreading the joy and other benefits of Laughter Yoga.


To Your Joy, Energy and Health,



Matti Anttila











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Laughter May be The New Meditation




“I would not exchange the laughter of my heart for the fortunes of the multitudes.”  — Kahlil Gibran



“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

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Victoria, BC, Canada V8R 0A4





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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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