• 00:33

    Laugh your way to better health and productivity

    in Health

    Did you know children laugh an average of 300 times a day? Adults? Just 10 laughs a day. Study from Japan published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggests laughter can alleviate inflammation of skin for up to two hours at a time. Could laughter be a tool you use more of this year to help alleviate stress, heal your body and mind?


    According to Dr. Madan Kataria, the founder of laughter yoga, laughter improves digestion and releases chemicals like neuropeptides with antioxidant properties. 





    Join Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo and her very special guest, Alicia Dattner, creator of The International Spiritual Comedy Festival, comedian and coach. An internationally-acclaimed, award-winning performer, Alicia was  voted Best Comedian 2013 in the San Francisco Weekly. Her reverent, insightful one-woman shows Eat, Pray, Laugh! And The Oy of Sex have toured from NY to London to Bombay to Hollywood. 


    On this show, we'll explore



    What laughter can do for body
    How we can use humor as a tool for emotional healing
    Can we learn to be funnier


    To learn more about Alicia Dattner, please visit her website: Enlighten-Up


    If you would like to learn more about healthy and fun lifestyle choices that you can incorporate into your daily life in practical ways, have invaluable support, discover nutrition and foods that your kids will love, join the VITAL Health Community


    "The healthiest response to life is laughter." -Deepak Chopra

  • 00:31

    Laughing for the Health of It

    in Self Help

    How many people can say that their job is to teach people how to laugh? Debbie Ellison can.


    Debbie was mentored by world-renowned medical doctor and founder of Laughter Yoga, Dr. Madan Kataria, who “started a revolution of joy and laughter that is spreading around the world,” thanks to people like Debbie who are dedicated to sharing the joy of laughter and genuine happiness. She helps people “use laughter as a coping skill, a joy activator, and a way to live life fully.” 


    So tune in. . . just for laughs! 

  • 00:48

    January Jones - Laughter Yoga with Jeffrey Briar

    in Self Help

    Laughter Yoga
    with
    Jeffrey Briar
    January Jones welcomes
    Jeffrey Briar was a teacher of traditional yoga and an accomplished comedic actor for 35 years before embracing the world of Yogic/Therapeutic Laughter.  
    He is certified as a Laughter Yoga Teacher by Dr. Kataria and is a Master Trainer for the Dr. Kataria School of Laughter Yoga. 

  • 00:58

    The Bridge to Health - Guest - Peggy Schmidt - Laughter Yoga

    in Self Help

    Guest - Margaret “Peggy” Schmidt is a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader from the Dr. Kataria School for Laughter Yoga.  The Laughter Yoga Leader training evolved from her search for a way to improve mood, increase energy and enhance social connection in a supportive environment for her clients.  She is currently providing Laughter Yoga for Seniors at a local Assisted Living facility.   Peggy is also a board certified Family Nurse practitioner and Integrative Nurse Coach with passion and expertise in personal health and wellness coaching.   Join us as Peggy shares "laughter" with us as we discover how this enhances our well-being, allowing us to live a healthy, vibrant life!   As the host of this weekly radio show, Bonnie shares this valuable information, as well as tips, tools and strategies to help you enjoy the health, happiness and abundance you deserve.     Bonnie is recognized as an expert in helping people make changes to achieve their goals.   "I love helping peope live their dreams!" ~ Bonnie    Learn more about Bonnie at www.bonniegroessl.com   Visit her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheBridgeToHealth      Peggy's website: www.northwoodsnursecoach.com  

  • 00:31

    Women Warriors - The Power of Laughter

    in Women

    This week on Women Warriors (Wed at Noon ET, Sep 11), we will have the Laughing Diva, Beth Kaplan on our show.  You won’t want to miss this show to find out how laugher and yoga combine to create powerful and amazing results!
    Beth Kaplan Bongar (aka Laughing Diva) is a phenomenon: an icon, actress, healer, teacher, author, mother and one of a small band of pioneers on the planet working with the healing power of laughter and dedicating her life to the discipline of Laughter Yoga.
    She is certified as a Laughter Yoga Teacher by world-renowned physician Dr. Madan Kataria, who founded the Laughter Yoga movement in 1995.
    Beth has been laughing her whole life. She struggled with severe AD/HD throughout childhood and at 19 she ran away and joined the circus, where she became a professional clown and learned to juggle. As part of her training Beth studied mime with Marcel Marceau, theater arts at California Institute of the Arts, and acting with numerous well-known coaches, including Stella Adler, Sheila Gray and Elizabeth Browning.
    Beth has led Laughter Yoga workshops for a number of companies including Adventures for Women (Colorado), the Big Cat Habitat (Florida), Open Assembly. To find out more about Beth please visit her website at http://www.laughingdiva.com.  
     

  • 00:31

    January Jones - Can Laughter Make U SEXY?

    in Self Help

    Can laughter make U sexy?
    Laughter Yoga Institute
    Founder Jeffrey Briar
    Jeffrey Briar was a teacher of traditional yoga and an accomplished comedic actor for 35 years before embracing the world of Yogic/Therapeutic Laughter.  
    He is certified as a Laughter Yoga Teacher by Dr. Kataria and is a Master Trainer for the Dr. Kataria School of Laughter Yoga. 
    He is also certified as a Laughter Leader by Steve Wilson and as a Laughing Meditation Teacher by Sarito Sun. 
    http://www.LyInstitute.org

  • 00:17

    America Meditating with Jeffrey Briar

    in Self Help

    Jeffrey Briar was a teacher of hatha yoga and an accomplished comedic actor for 35 years before embracing the world of Yogic/Therapeutic Laughter.   He is certified as a Laughter Yoga Teacher by its founder, Dr. Kataria, and certified as a Laughing Meditation Teacher and Master Trainer.  As Director of the Laughter Yoga Institute, Mr. Briar gives presentations and keynote speeches, oversees program development, delivers community and professional outreach programs, and provides and supervises laughter-leadership training.  He has been featured on Oprah, Dancing with the Stars, CNN-TV with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Geraldo at Large, and many other regional and national/international media appearances.   Visit Jeffrey’s website at http://lyinstitute.org
    MEDITATION VIDEOS

  • 00:17

    America Meditating-Jeffrey Briar

    in Self Help

    Jeffrey Briar was a teacher of hatha yoga and an accomplished comedic actor for 35 years before embracing the world of Yogic/Therapeutic Laughter.   He is certified as a Laughter Yoga Teacher by its founder, Dr. Kataria, and certified as a Laughing Meditation Teacher and Master Trainer.  As Director of the Laughter Yoga Institute, Mr. Briar gives presentations and keynote speeches, oversees program development, delivers community and professional outreach programs, and provides and supervises laughter-leadership training.  He has been featured on Oprah, Dancing with the Stars, CNN-TV with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Geraldo at Large, and many other regional and national/international media appearances.   Visit Jeffrey’s website at http://lyinstitute.org
    Meditation Museum

  • 00:48

    January Jones - Laughter Yoga with Jeffrey Briar

    in Self Help

    January Jones welcomes
    Jeffrey Briar
    Laughter Yoga Institute
    Jeffrey Briar was a teacher of traditional yoga and an accomplished comedic actor for 35 years before embracing the world of Yogic/Therapeutic Laughter.  
    He is certified as a Laughter Yoga Teacher by Dr. Kataria and is a Master Trainer for the Dr. Kataria School of Laughter Yoga. 
    He is also certified as a Laughter Leader by Steve Wilson and as a Laughing Meditation Teacher by Sarito Sun. 
    http://www.LyInstitute.org

  • 00:59

    Jeffrey Briar; The Laughter Yoga Institute

    in Motivation

    Jeffrey Briar is the Director of the Laughter Yoga Institute based in Laguna Beach, California. An enthusiastic, articulate and engagingly positive teacher, Mr. Briar is one of the leading American disciples of Dr. Madan Kataria, the world-renowned exponent of Hasya or Laughter Yoga. Mr. Briar is also the founder of the first Laughter Club in the world outside of India to meet seven days a week. The Laguna Laughter Club has had more than twenty-five thousand participants. Jeffrey is an accomplished comedic actor who has performed throughout the United States and Europe on stage and screen. While Laughter Yoga does not involve traditional humor or comedy, his knowledge of the pure joy which laughter brings to audiences enhances his effectiveness as a speaker and brings another level of understanding as he guides others in the learning and practice of Laughter Yoga. You can follow Jeffrey on Facebook.

  • 02:00

    Laughter Yoga - Dr. Madan Kataria

    in Spirituality

    This week, in continuing with our month-long series on cosmic humor, the Cosmic Citizen will feature Dr. Madan Kataria, a medical doctor from Mumbai, India popularly known as the ‘Guru of Giggling’ (London Times). He is the founder of the Laughter Yoga Clubs movement started in 1995. While researching the benefits of laughter, he was amazed by the number of studies showing the profound physiological and psychological benefits of laughter. He decided to find a way to deliver these benefits to his patients and other people. The result is Laughter Yoga, a unique exercise routine that combines group laughter exercises with yoga breathing. It allows anyone to laugh without the use jokes, humor or comedy. Started with just five people in a public park in Mumbai, India in 1995, Laughter Yoga has grown into a worldwide movement of more than 6000 Laughter Yoga clubs in over 60 countries.

    Spreading rapidly in USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, South East Asia, China and Africa, this new concept has been widely covered by prestigious publications like the TIME magazine, National Geographic, and the Wall Street Journal and featured on CNN, BBC, US networks and the Oprah Winfrey Show.

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