Laugh it up!

Dear Friends,

I recently met a 70-yr-old woman with a 17-yr-old heart. Literally! Linda is the recipient of a heart transplant. She is an incredible, vibrant person filled with energy and love. We met through Laughter Yoga.

Laughter Yoga is a unique concept combining laughing exercises, child-like playfulness, and pranayama breathing. I was drawn to Laughter Yoga for it’s ability to exercise “right-brain, creative thinking,” as discussed in Daniel Pink’s book, A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future. It also harnesses and amplifies the incredible healing properties of laughter, both mental and physical.

Linda attributes laughter to helping her through congestive heart failure, surgery, and recovery. She is driven to spreading laughter yoga, both as a way of healing the world and as a way to pay forward the amazing gift she received from her donor. Linda has a dream of having a huge laughter group of over 100 people. I am trying to help make her dream a reality.

Linda and I share the same birthday, July 7th. Next Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 7:11pm we will perform a Laughter Flash Mob on Frazee beach in Carlsbad. We will gather near lifeguard stand #38, laugh the notes to “Happy Birthday”, then smile, giggle, and laugh for 7 minutes. If you would like to continue laughing afterwards, there will be Laughter Leaders (like myself) to guide you through a laughter meditation.

When: 7-7-11 @ 7:11pm (come early to make sure you can park, or take the Coaster or bus 101)

Where: Frazee beach in Carlsbad at HWY 101 and Pine Ave

Why: Celebrate life, create world peace, Have Fun!

Please send this to all your friends and help make Linda’s dream a reality!

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