Laughter Yoga, Loving Kindness (Metta) Meditation & Support @ Inner Balance

Faye is back once again to guide us in another session of Laughter Yoga. Laughter Yoga is a physically-oriented technique that uses a perfect blend of playful, empowering and otherwise "tension-releasing" laughter and breathing exercises. These exercises are simple, structured and based on the philosophy of "acting happiness." They are appropriate and beneficial for all. You do not need to have a sense of humor, be happy or have any reason to laugh.

10 reported benefits from laughing: Laughter is a stress buster, it strengthens the immune system, is anti-aging, is considered aerobic exercise, it's a natural pain killer, it can control high blood pressure, it can reduce anxiety and depression, it improves our sense of humor, it alleviates bronchitis and asthma and finally, it just makes you feel good!

Please join us for what has become a popular event in our circle!

TIME: Our meeting time will be 7:00pm so please arrive as close to 7:00pm as possible. We will begin our meditation at 7:15pm. This meetup should end by approximately 9:30pm.

LOCATION: Inner Balance is located at the intersection of Pfingsten & Maria (northwest corner). That's between Dundee & Lake Cook across from Underwriters Laboratories. Parking is available in the lot west of the office park. Proceed up the center pathway until reaching Suite 107. If you think that you might need some additional help finding us, please feel free to contact me prior to the closing of RSVP's & I will be happy to provide you with my cell #.

FORMAT: We will begin the evening with a centering exercise followed by Faye's guided Laughter Yoga program and then conclude with an abbreviated 25-30 minute guided Loving-Kindness (Metta) meditation. When we finish there will time for questions, reflection and mingling for those who would like to participate.

FYI: Chairs will be available for those who prefer to use them. For those who choose to sit on the floor, blankets, cushions & floorchairs are available but feel free to bring your own, meditation bench, pillow, yoga mat or zafu cushion if you prefer.

COST: A voluntary donation of $1.00 to help offset expenses would be most appreciated but is by no means expected.

If you have any questions about this particular event or our meditation community in general, please feel free to contact me. I am looking forward to sitting in practice and sharing energy in the present moment with all who choose to attend. Namaste, Mark Z

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  • Doralee

    I am sorry to cancel so late, but my foot is hurting me.
    Please do not put me down as a no show. Thanks Mark.

    July 13

    • Mark Z

      We missed you Doralee! Fyi, since you cancelled in advance you're not listed as a "no-show".

      July 14

  • Barbara

    I regret I will not be able to attend this Sunday due to an important family gathering. I was really looking forward to it and hope to come back soon. My best to everyone.

    July 10

    • Mark Z

      Hope the family gathering went well Barbara! We missed you. See you soon!

      July 14

  • Tamyala

    Sorry I won't be able to attend tonight after all. Looking forward to joining you all soon.

    July 13

    • Mark Z

      No worries Tamyala, look forward to seeing you soon!

      July 14

  • Mark Z

    Very grateful to Faye for rising to the occasion yet again. What a blessing it is to be able to recapture that child like feeling through this fun and beneficial practice. Welcome Sarah! Thanks for sharing your wonderful energy with us. We look forward to joining you at one of your events in the near future. Welcome back Lisa! We have missed your energy dearly. Really appreciated your wedding card, very thoughtful of you. Always a pleasure to share in this unique program with everyone. Ho, ho, ha-ha-ha! Namaste y'all!

    July 14

    • Mark Z

      Shame on me, forgot to welcome Jola's guest Joanne too! So glad she was present with us. What a wonderful example of courage she is.

      July 14

  • lisa s.

    It's always my favorite kind of fun and release which centers and grounds me.

    1 · July 13

  • Doralee

    Mark:
    Sorry I cannot attend tonight. Was thoroughly looking forward to the"Laughing Yoga. Have an energized group and see you soon. I will miss the Ha Ha , Ho Ho.
    and the group.

    July 13

  • jola

    Mark, I am going to bring my neighbor, Joanne who has just lost her husband and her dog. I hope it is OK.

    July 13

  • Faye

    I am looking forward to seeing everyone again. I have a very fun new summertime laughter session in mind!
    HA HA HO HO!

    2 · July 10

  • Mark Z

    Welcome back Barbara & Tamyala! YAY!!

    July 9

  • Doralee

    Faye: Looking forward to the Laughter Yoga. I loved the experience the first time...and it a great way of "Letting Go." Hope you are feeling better....

    June 30, 2014

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