Channel 9's "Pursuit of Happiness" program last Friday was a wonderful show which gave an excellent insight into laughter yoga.
To view it click the link:

It's a great contribution from reporter Charles Wooley & Producer Danny Keens who obviously enjoyed bringing us some uplifting news for a change!

6th of October 2011.    This morning I had a fit of anger.
I was about an hour late getting off to work.

Our new puppy dog & my 5 y.o. son were driving me nuts.
I lost the plot!
And I started feeling guilty about the example I was giving my son!
But all this wasn’t enough to bring on the boiling rage I felt.
.....Something under the surface was seriously bugging me.

Something!.... I didn’t even know what!

I forced myself to do my yoga-laughter empowerment practice.
Immediately I was laughing I felt better enough in myself to apologise to my son & explain that it wasn’t his fault.

Instead of raging I called my boss & after some discussion, discovered that the anxiety causing my anger was to do with the lateness of some engineering reports we are working on & our inability to find the time to complete them.

We made a plan to finish them next week, THEN I FELT RELIEF!

I’m here to tell you that having the ability to laugh whenever you want to won’t solve all your problems.
But it will give you the space to be able to take appropriate action.

Yoga-laughter empowerment is a very valuable tool for everyday life.

Three days ago I had a bad migraine, triggered as usual by bright light. This usually puts me out of action for 24 hours or so. But because I did yoga-laughter for the first hour afterwards my recovery was 4 times faster, & my experience was far better than normal.

I am lucky these days because I don’t get severe headaches anymore. (I have had migraines infrequently most of my life). Normally I have gotten really annoyed when I get the vision impairment that indicates a migraine coming on (it stops me doing all my things for 24 hours....very inconvenient). But this time I had just come out of a laughter session and didn’t want to ruin my good state.

I went to a cafe & ordered a coffee(!), and laughed with my face in my hands for a whole hour.

TRANSFORMATION! The lights in my field of vision were not really annoying. Cosmic man! For the first time in my life I really enjoyed seeing the kaleidoscope type display....the colours were so rich, the patterns so interesting! Migraine is accompanied by a flood of gluggy feeling chemicals entering the blood stream, but this time I felt the effects being counteracted by the positive chemicals laughing generates. I really felt much better.

4 hours later I was able to take my son & puppy to the park and participate (in a slower kind of way)....something that would normally have been impossible. Another 4 hours later, I felt back to normal. I was amazed at how quickly I had recovered.

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