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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:

Thank you God for everything. Victoria Laughter News May 14, 2018

We had our usual wonderful laughter session in Beacon Hill Park in Victoria, BC. Canada   One of our laughers, M, shared how he laughed at his prostate cancer diagnosis.   It helped him heal it. He had already thanked … Continue reading

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TOMORROW! World Laughter Day in Victoria. Victoria Laughter News May 5, 2018

  All around the world as well. That’s why it’s called WORLD Laughter Day. Ha ha. Enjoy it to the fullest with the Victoria Laughter Yoga Club.   10:30am…come on now, it is NOT too early…I know it’ s Sunday … Continue reading

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World Laughter Day 2018. Victoria Laughter News April 28, 2018

Laughter, good for the soul, the body, the mind, the emotions, the spirit, oh wait, I said that already…   Good for what ails ya.   We kick of the spring and summer Laughter in the Park sessions with World … Continue reading

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Laughter Yoga Discussion Group. Victoria Laughter News March 28, 2018

  Sebastien Gendry, Laughter Wellness Guy Extraordinaire, set this up recently.   A monthly online discussion group. Usually first Wednesday of the month.   Next one will be led by Merv Neal Master Trainer from Australia.   Should be great. … Continue reading

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Polar Plunge for Charity. Victoria Laughter News. March 14, 2018

Jumping into the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean (4.7 degrees Celsius…hmm, about 38-40 degrees Fahrenheit, I guess)   Whatever for?   Read online:   To raise money for British Columbia Special Olympics.   My Laughter Dude buddy, fellow Iceman … Continue reading

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Family Day Laughter Yoga Special Event. Victoria Laughter News February 10, 2018

Monday is Family Day in BC. To celebrate, we are having Family Day Laughter Yoga.   Weather looks good, so we will have it in Windsor Park in Oak Bay on Windsor Street.   3pm This Monday then. Shall we … Continue reading

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New Time for Wednesday Laughter Yoga. Victoria Laughter News January 2, 2018

7pm is our new time for Wednesday sessions.   We are at Laughter Yoga Leader Soren’s cave.   This is a delightful converted garage with a great sound system.   Sometimes we warm up with a little music.   Location: … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas. Victoria Laughter News December 21, 2017

The best of the season to all Victoria Laughers.   One more session for this year in the Wednesday time slot, 5.30pm.   Starting the first Wed of Jan,  7pm will be the new time.   Sundays classes have been … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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How Laughter Can Help People with Multiple Sclerosis (Feature Article). Victoria Laughter News November 20, 2017

  The benefits of laughter just keep unfolding. See the Feature Article section for another great study, Locally, we just find more joy unfolding daily…the catch? One has to do it daily…it’s kind of like showering. You don’t take one … Continue reading

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