World Laughter Day

Yesterday it was World Laughter Day and I went to Granville Island to celebrate!

World Laughter Day is always the first Sunday in May and it is a celebration of laughter yoga. We met up behind False Creek Community Centre and there were tons of laughter leaders from all over the lower mainland. It was nice to see so many different people laughing together. I’m always surprised at the different types of people, from different walks of life that come to laughter yoga.

I woke up at noon and at first I didn’t think i’d make it out there in time but as is often the case with me, I arrived just in time. On the way over I ended up on the same bus as my laughter friend Mokua. He was coming from The Wellness Show which I recently found out about – next year! When we arrived the rain was just starting and everyone was huddled under this big tree, laughing. I helped with some decorations (I blew up my first balloon without assistance!) and then we had a giant laughter yoga session outside. It was funny when the leaders would talk about moving “around the room”. Because we were outside I kept thinking about how the world was my room, hehe. Some personal favorite moments included: being a tired chicken, being a laughter llama, moving the laughter-mobile, affirmations and doing the roller-coaster. I think you had to be there : P

I am going to do a more in-depth post about Laughter Yoga in the future but if you are curious you can go to laughteryoga.ca to find a club near you or for more info.