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Shaking Yoga

The shaking yoga of the Balinese spiritual teacher Ratu Bagus demonstrated and explained by Ratu Bagus in his ashram on Bali, March 2012

Read more at http://www.ratubagus.com/

Source: AMERICAN SCHOOL OF LAUGHTER YOGA  

15 fascinating facts about our smiles

Everyone loves the quote “laughter is the best medicine,” and you have probably even experienced the benefits of smiling and laughter. But did you know that the simple act of smiling can boost your mood and even your immune system?

  • It costs nothing, but creates much.
  • It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give.
  • It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.
  • None are so rich they can get along without it, and none so poor but are richer for its benefits.
  • It creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in a business, and is the countersign of friends.
  • It is rest to the weary, daylight to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and Nature’s best antidote for trouble.
  • It cannot be bought, bagged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is no earthly good to anybody till it is given away.
  • Nobody needs a smile so much as those who have none left to give.

Here are some fascinating scientific facts about our smiles, and why becoming a smile millionaire will change your life.

  1. Forcing yourself to smile can boost your mood: Psychologists have found that even if you’re in bad mood, you can instantly lift your spirits by forcing yourself
    Source: AMERICAN SCHOOL OF LAUGHTER YOGA  

Over 150 Laughter Exercises

I was recently going through my archives and came across the following list of over 150 laughter exercises that I put together in 2005. What I now practice has greatly evolved and is much easier to use (see www.laughteronlineuniversity.com/planner), but this is still interesting and may give you some ideas. Enjoy!

  1. 1 cm. Laugh: only one short “ha”. People usually laugh because this is unexpected.
  2. 1 meter laugh
  3. Age Laughter: Imagine how your laugh would sound when you are double your current age; half of your current age; 10/20/30 years older; ten years younger; as a child; as an infant; 95 / 5.
  4. Airline Safety Instruction Laugh: first in English, then in French
  5. Airplane laughter
  6. Alphabet Laughter: letter off from A to Z; vowels come forth and sound; consonants sound.
  7. Animal Laughter: donkey; pig snorts; dog woofs; Cheshire cat caterwauls; hoot owls; chimpanzees; gorillas
  8. Ants in Your Pants
  9. Apology Laughter: see Forgiveness Laughter
  10. Appreciation Laughter: look at others as you laugh and appreciate each other. This is a value-based laughter, reminding the participants how important it is to appreciate others. The tip of the index finger is joined with the tip of the thumb, making a small circle. The hand is moved forward and backwards in jerks while looking at
    Source: AMERICAN SCHOOL OF LAUGHTER YOGA  

The 7th P in effective administration of medication

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A friend of mine once attended a medical conference where a nurse spoke on the six Ps to effective administration of medication, and how paying attention or ignoring them greatly improved or lessened the desired impact of the drugs. Here is a quick summary of what was discussed.

Nurses should check for each of the following:

  • Colors and shapes of a patient’s Pee and Poo, because medication may not work if they are dehydrated, and it will merely pass though the digestive tract if they have diarrhea.
  • Pain level negatively affects the effectiveness of medication.
  • Puss. Its presence is a sign that there could be another – yet undiagnosed – infection.
  • Pills. Communication between different doctors and departments of the same hospital is not always what it should be. Is the patient already taking other pills, and are they contraindicated?
  • Position of a patient receiving medication is important. Are they standing, bedridden or in a wheelchair?

Presence of laughter could have been mentioned but wasn’t. Caring for the body is important but what about something even more important, the mind? Laughter is a simple intervention that, when used sensitively and respecting the gravity of the situation, can help with:

How I Prepare Laughter Wellness Sessions

template for laughter wellness sessions

Here is the template I use to prepare my laughter sessions. You can download it at http://lou.pm/template

I do not rack my brain for fresh ideas anymore but use http://www.laughteronlineuniversity.com/planner/ instead. It’s far better, easier, and professional.

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Source: AMERICAN SCHOOL OF LAUGHTER YOGA  

Dance this with others! The Biz Satisfaction

To find choreographed videos of popular songs go to www.youtube.com and search for:

  • Wii workouts Just Dance
  • zumba fitness 1 wii
  • zumba fitness 2 wii

and find something you like!

Search tip: when you find something you like, click on the account user name associated with that video. Where there is one, there are usually more.

Source: AMERICAN SCHOOL OF LAUGHTER YOGA  

Dance this with others! Kung Fu Fighting

To find choreographed videos of popular songs go to www.youtube.com and search for:

  • Wii workouts Just Dance
  • zumba fitness 1 wii
  • zumba fitness 2 wii

and find something you like!

Search tip: when you find something you like, click on the account user name associated with that video. Where there is one, there are usually more.

Source: AMERICAN SCHOOL OF LAUGHTER YOGA  

Dance this with others! Acceptable In the 80s

To find choreographed videos of popular songs go to www.youtube.com and search for:

  • Wii workouts Just Dance
  • zumba fitness 1 wii
  • zumba fitness 2 wii

and find something you like!

Search tip: when you find something you like, click on the account user name associated with that video. Where there is one, there are usually more.

Source: AMERICAN SCHOOL OF LAUGHTER YOGA  

Dance this with others! Rasputin

To find choreographed videos of popular songs go to www.youtube.com and search for:

  • Wii workouts Just Dance
  • zumba fitness 1 wii
  • zumba fitness 2 wii

and find something you like!

Search tip: when you find something you like, click on the account user name associated with that video. Where there is one, there are usually more.

Source: AMERICAN SCHOOL OF LAUGHTER YOGA  

Dance this with others! Body Movin’

To find choreographed videos of popular songs go to www.youtube.com and search for:

  • Wii workouts Just Dance
  • zumba fitness 1 wii
  • zumba fitness 2 wii

and find something you like!

Search tip: when you find something you like, click on the account user name associated with that video. Where there is one, there are usually more.

Source: AMERICAN SCHOOL OF LAUGHTER YOGA  







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