hot soup

Hot Soup

 

It’s winter here so hot soup is just what we need!

 

 

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine — Lord Byron

 

M-L-R Workshop in Albury Wodonga

Not long till M-L-R Workshop in Albury-Wodonga

 

M-L-R Workshop in Albury Wodonga

 

Here in Albury-Wodonga we are looking forward to spending time laughing, meditating and relaxing next Monday 22 June. This is the date of our next 2-hour workshop, that will leave you feeling calm, happy and relaxed! Read more or book here now

At the last one someone arrived late. Rather than start with meditation we decided to start with Laughter – so she could just join in when she arrived.

Well, we found that people meditated much better after dropping away some of their stress with the laughter! So that is what we will do from now on.

After a cuppa and chat we will finish with 20 minutes of guided relaxation.

Are you ready for a fun, relaxing night?

We hope you can join us.

University of Laughter Yoga

The University of Laughter Yoga

 

A university devoted to spreading laughter and joyfulness?

It’s true.

University of Laughter Yoga

 

It will be called the ‘University of Living Life’ and will also be the headquarters of Laughter Yoga International.

The University is being built in the south Indian city of Bangalore and will have an entirely different curriculum to what we expect from universities.

All the departments will be based on the idea of joyfulness and health.

They will inspire and motivate people to change their outlook towards others and to life in general.

The University will teach that real happiness lies within us and does not depend upon objects or situations in the world or the mind. It will teach people how to bring more joy into their lives as well as maintaining healthy and positive attitudes of body and mind.

The core philosophy of Laughter Yoga is to cultivate joy, rather than seek happiness. Joy can be triggered by simple physical activities like singing, dancing, playing and laughing.

Thus, in this new University there is a Department of Joy!

 

 

Hug yourself

Hug Yourself

 

We all know that touch is very good for health. We recommend at least one big hug each day, if possible.

So here’s an idea – why not hug ourselves? It can be lots of fun!

 

A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes, a chuckle comes from the belly; but a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows, and bubbles all around.  Carolyn Birmingham

Cleansing, Healing Power of Water

The Cleansing, Healing Power of Water

 

Meditation Tip

Cleansing, Healing Power of Water

 

What do you love about having a shower?

Is it a daily experience for you?

Take a moment the next time you are in the shower to really feel the water on your skin. Experience the cleansing power of the water as it rushes over your skin. Washing away the days’ dirt.

When we sit in meditation we get a chance to “wash” away our mental “dirt”.

Whenever we react to someone’s words or actions with negativity we are building up the stock of mental impurities that keep us in the cycle of death and rebirth, according to the Buddha.

Can you make a commitment to sitting in meditation each day to help purify your mind?

 

 

How laughter works

How Laughter Works

 

Did you know?

One pioneer in laughter research, Dr. William Fry, claimed it took 10 minutes on a rowing machine for his heart rate to reach the level it would after just one minute of hearty laughter.

 

How laughter works

 

Today we thought we would give you some of the benefits of laughter.

  1. It relaxes the whole body by relieving physical tension and stress.
  2. It decreases stress hormones in the body and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, improving resistance to disease.
  3. It triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals.
  4. Improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow.
  5. It provides a gentle aerobic workout.
  6. It’s the body’s natural way of getting rid of stress and anxiety. So if we don’t laugh enough it does affect our immune system and we’re more open to illness.
  7. It helps relieve pain. It’s very powerful and it’s fun.
  8. We change physiologically when we laugh.
  9. We stretch muscles throughout our face and body, our pulse and blood pressure go up, and we breathe faster, sending more oxygen to our tissues.

Would it be possible for you to do 3 belly laughs each day?