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Free Singing Bowl Meditation

Our first meditation of the New Year was a great success and people shared their amazing experiences with us in a full house! In our February meditation class, we will be enjoying the healing sounds of the singing bowls along with the sound of laughter. Laughter is the best medicine for your body, mind, and soul. It's so simple and easy to do and anyone can laugh! You’ll learn specific laughing techniques that you can use in your daily life to bring you out of a rut or bad state of mind. It can take as little as 5min to benefit from this meditation practice. 

Here are some facts you may or may not have heard of:

Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.

Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.

Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.

Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.

Laughter burns calories. OK, so it’s no replacement for going to the gym, but one study found that laughing for 10 to 15 minutes a day can burn about 40 calories—which could be enough to lose three or four pounds over the course of a year.

Laughter lightens anger’s heavy load. Nothing diffuses anger and conflict faster than a shared laugh. Looking at the funny side can put problems into perspective and enable you to move on from confrontations without holding onto bitterness or resentment. 

Laughter may even help you to live longer. A study in Norway found that people with a strong sense of humor outlived those who don't laugh as much. The difference was particularly notable for those battling cancer. 

Yogi tea, refreshments, and desserts will be on the house as well as special presents from India. Please feel free to invite friends and especially enemies to this joyful event ;)

Earlier Event: October 15
11 Healing Ayurvedic Nutritional Rules
Later Event: February 12
Valentines Partner Workshop