Laughter Yoga Prevented a Car Accident.

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.

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

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

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.

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 me to keep going and to keep spreading the joy and other benefits of Laughter Yoga.

To Your Joy, Energy and Health,

Matti Anttila

Laughter Dude, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

Laughter Dudes Online
The Laughter Dudes (us) have a weekly 15-minute Laughter Session Thursday nights at 7pm. We will send a link an hour or so prior to 7pm. You can click on it 5 minutes or so before 7pm and join us for 15 minutes of laughter. Videos to Nurture Your Joy
7 free videos to boost your productivity, joy and fun. Access them here: www.zenofjoy.com

We Recommend Laughter Yoga Clubs. Here’s how to attend regularly:

Vancouver: http://www.laughteryogacanada.org/vancouver/

Victoria: https://victorialaughteryogaclub.wordpress.com/laughter-schedule/

Help Spread Laughter
When you see a group or organization in need of laughter, tell them about
The Laughter Dudes
http://laughterdudes.com/

Love, Leaps and Laughter,
Matti Anttila, and
Soren Russow,
The Laughter Dudes.

P.S.

Got a Hankering to Lead Laughter Sessions?

Become a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader.
Laughter Dude Matti is a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher and holds trainings for Leaders. More info, email: mailto:88matti@gmail.com

 

Daily Laughter Video
We Need 10 – 15 Minute of SUSTAINED Laughter
This video with Laughter Dude Matti fits the bill:
www.joyenergyandhealth.com

 

Laughter Dudes Q&A Forum
Send us your questions or comments and we will move heaven and earth to respond… mailto:88matti@gmail.com

The Laughter Dudes Newsletter November 1, 2017

You are receiving this as you volunteered your email address to the Laughter Dudes…

That’s us, Soren Russow and Matti Anttila, at the Heart and Hands Conference at the Saanich Fairgrounds on October 26th.

You and the others in the group really are what made the event so special.

It was a true honour and privilege to be invited and to facilitate some laughter with you and the other 150 or so.

Thank you for helping to create fun, laughter and delight that day. “Without an audience, there just ain’t no show.” –Vancouver Rock Group Chilliwack.

 

Laughter Yoga Clubs on Vancouver Island

We recommend weekly Laughter Clubs. Here is where you find clubs in Greater Victoria. This listing also shows links to Port Alberni and Courtenay Laughter Yoga clubs.

Laughter Schedule of the Victoria Laughter Yoga Club

 

We Need 10 – 15 Minute of SUSTAINED Laughter

That is what it takes to access that wonderful feeling of joy and freedom we all experienced at the conference. You can get that here;

 

Laughter Dude Laughter Video

This is where you find a video of a crazy Laughter Dude (Matti). You can laugh with him every day. www.joyenergyandhealth.com

 

Laughter Dudes Question and Answer Forum

Send us your questions or comments and we will move heaven and earth to respond… 88matti@gmail.com

 

Laughter Dudes Online

The Laughter Dudes (us) have a weekly 15-minute Laughter Session Thursday nights at 7pm. Still working on figuring out how high tech stuff works…Best answer at the moment: I will email you about half an hour before the start with the link you need to click to get in on the laughter. Email me if you have a challenge:

88matti@gmail.com and we can see what to do to get connected.

 

Videos to Nurture Your Joy

7 free videos to boost your productivity, joy and fun. Access them here: www.zenofjoy.com

 

Help Spread Laughter

Let us, the Laughter Dudes, know when you find a group who could use laughter to boost their joy levels, their happiness and their productivity. If we can’t make it, we can connect them with a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader in Metro Vancouver. 88matti@gmail.com

 

Interested in Becoming a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader?

Laughter Dude Matti is a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher and holds trainings for Leaders. Let me know if interested: 88matti@gmail.com

 

Stay in Touch

We want to help. We have a little bit of an idea of how challenging your career can be. We noted the CBC report that you are in the profession with the most workplace injuries. If there is something we are able to help with, we will.

It was such a delight to laugh with you and the group. We really do want to provide ongoing support.

If you have ideas on how we may do that, please feel free to contact us: 88matti@gmail.com

 

Love, Leaps and Laughter,

 

 

 

Matti Anttila, and

Soren Russow,

The Laughter Dudes.

P.S. See your (and others’) feedback and Check our website too: www.LaughterDudes.com/portfolio

P.P.S. If we made a mistake from your feedback form, please let us know so we can correct.

Also, ((and even wurst)) if we made a mistake in the spelling of your name, beat us with a wet noodle…but do send a correction.

 

Cue: Oh No! I Made a Mistake Laughter!! Ha ha.

Laughter is too Important to be Left to Chance.

Laughter has countless benefits. There is one benefit that should suffice.

(Victoria Laughter News May 6, 2017)

It makes one feel good.

 

And unless you are a dyed-in-the-wool Calvinist, feeling good is a GOOD thing.

 

One of the other things laughter is great for is easing stress.

 

It is a little known fact that the stress hormones and the “feel-good” hormones cannot co-exist in the body.

 

That means when we laugh heartily, an extended period, we automatically release whatever stresses we may have.

 

We will explore this on Sunday (hey, that’s tomorrow) at the annual WORLD LAUGHTER DAY CELEBRATION.

 

10.30 am (I know it’s early for Sunday, but you can do anything once a year, right? Of course you can.)

 

By the Sundial in the middle of Beacon Hill Park.

 

We will reveal a new technology of laughter for how to turn negative experiences into positives.

 

You are most cordially invited.

 

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Victoria Laughter Yoga Club Schedule: http://victorialaughteryogaclub.wordpress.com/laughter-schedule/

 

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FEATURE ARTICLE

Laughing all the way to better health

http://magazine.dailybusinessgroup.co.uk/2017/04/17/laughing-way-better-health/

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JUST FOR FUN

 

Positive anything is better than negative nothing. – Elbert Hubbard

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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