Chuckle This Out!
Laughter Yoga Intro - 9 Minutes
"Against the force of laughter nothing can stand." - Mark Twain
My 4 Month Old Son Laughing
"Laughter is the shortest distance between human beings" - Peter Davison
5 STAGES OF A BELLY LAUGH
When was the last time you had a good belly laugh? Here are the five steps if you can't remember:
1. Smile, practice this
2. Squint eyes and raise eyebrows, practice this
3. Jaw drop, practice this
Try these three all together
4. You've heard the expression laugh till ya leak, well bend like you might at the waist
Combine first 4 steps then add in step 5
5. Auditory deep laugh/cackle
REPEAT AS NECESSARY!
Life is too short not to laugh
life is too long not to laugh more!
Everyday unsung heroes who serve with a big
heart in the face of
<fill in your stressor
here> may occasionally need strategies to lighten up. The
physical act of laughing is well known
for it's physical, emotional, mental
and spiritual benefits.
Laughter Yoga is a physically oriented technique that uses a blend of playful, empowering and otherwise "tension-releasing" simple laughter exercises.
Since laughter is good for your health, some people are faking it until they make it ...and reaping great benefits. According to the principles of laughter yoga:
It improves blood supply to all the internal organs
Laughter gives a constant massage to the digestive tract
It stimulates blood circulation, which helps to transport nutrients all over the body and strengthens our respiratory apparatus, which supplies oxygen to the body
Boosting your immune system though laughter may help prevent the more than 70 percent of illnesses that have some connection to stress, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, anxiety, depression etc...
Can also have a positive effect on mental, social and spiritual well-being.
Laughter creates positive energy vibrations.
Laughter produces endorphins, the body's naturally occurring joy juice that flushes cortisol, your stress juice.
Be the Hit at a Party, Amaze Your Friends, Wow People with the Benefits of Laughter:
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"At the Prostate Cancer Canada National Conference in Halifax I had the HONOUR of participating in a Laughter Power presentation with Peter Davison. Peter is a motivational speaker who has the rare ability to speak from the heart and tickle your funny bone. In a room of eighty people he gathered us close to him with some personal stories and then helped us drop our inhibitions. Everyone in the room followed his lead and had a great time introducing themselves to strangers amongst noises of heartfelt laughter. Peter is a master motivational speaker in bringing people together with a smile on their face and laughter in their belly."
- Gerry Pielsticker, Chair, Oakville-Mississauga Chapter, Prostate Cancer Canada
"Peter Davison received a standing ovation for his “Living Well” closing
keynote at our Parkinson’s: Moving Forward conference. His presentation was
so very positive and uplifting - a fantastic way to end the conference!
Delegates gave Peter one of the highest ratings of all the speakers - and
they loved the red noses!! Some of the many comments included: “Excellent
person to give us an entirely different viewpoint regarding the handling of
our challenge”, “Brilliant mix of heart and soul,” “Very, very entertaining
and light hearted. Funny and bang on with his message of living well!” I
would highly recommend Peter as a speaker for any conference where
participant’s need inspiration to move forward with courage."
- Diane Robinson, CEO, Parkinson Society British Columbia
"On our overall conference evaluations Peter
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Peter’s closing keynote was the perfect wrap up to our conference, and left
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- Rob Frost, NSCDA Conference Chair 2011
"Peter Davison brought a unique brand of
energy to his Quest for Employee
Engagement presentation to our group. He had the audience
laughing, cheering and even some shedding a tear of inspiration during his
talk. It was a refreshing break from the business topics that our delegates
had been hearing." ,
- Bob Elliott
“Peter’s contributions to our conference were highlights of the program. His mid-afternoon laughter energy booster was so much fun and provided a wonderful counterbalance to all the sitting and mental focus involved in professional conferences. The increased energy level in the room was palpable, as was the positive shift in everyone’s mood.
Peter’s heartfelt and moving presentation on the four dimensions of living
well with chronic disease was extremely powerful. Through bravely sharing
his own journey, interwoven with stories, humour and inspirational quotes,
Peter connected with the audience in a very special way. I am sure his words
and the emotions they evoked will stay with the healthcare professionals who
heard them and influence the way they interact with their patients in the
- Denise Connors, Manager Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, Horizon Health Network