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“How did you feel after you watched the funniest movie you ever saw? Did you feel happy? Was it because you saw something funny or was it because you laughed out loud for a sustained period of time. Laughter Yoga can show you how to feel that way any time.” Tod Whitehurst NCMT Laughter Yoga Leader
See the article and video on our Laughter Club in the Roanoke Times http://www.roanoke.com/extra/wb/262671
Direct link to the Video is here http://www.roanoke.com/262446
Every first and third Thursdays 6:00-6:30pm at Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga. 2001 South Main Street, Suite 106, Colony Park, Blacksburg
Upcoming Laughing Yoga Events
What is Laughing Yoga?
It is intentioned sustained laughter used to promote health. Unlike other forms of Yoga there are no postures and unlike traditional forms of laughter there are no jokes nor humor. The body cannot tell the difference between real or fake laughter so we use the natural bodily response to take advantage of the physiological, emotional, psychological and spiritual effects of laughing.
"Laughter Yoga combines laughter with yogic breathing exercises. It is a perfect way to laugh and get exercise at the same time. It approaches laughter as a body exercise so it's easy to laugh even if you're depressed or in a bad mood. I've tried it, and it works." Oprah Winfrey.
"IT WAS AMAZING. I didn't even know it was possible to laugh like that without a reason. I was still laughing on my way out the door; it was great! …. It was like a breath of fresh air - on the inside AND out! My friends …. said they couldn't even remember the last time I was that happy, giddy and lit up. There is a difference in feeling happy and actually being thoroughly happy. I can't even begin to tell you how much I needed last night (and I didn't even realize I needed it until I was experiencing it). The meditation was just invigorating! It reminded me that I can still laugh even when I want to cry".
Tod Whitehurst NCMT is a Laughing Yoga instructor and nationally certified Massage Therapist. He teaches massage therapy at the Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga and is the coordinator for the Blacksburg Laughter club.
Tod is a faculty member of the Blue Ridge School of Massage & Yoga where he teaches classes in hydrotherapy, workplace massage, sports massage, ethics and hot stone therapy. Tod is a graduate of Lynchburg College and Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga he is certified by the Virginia Board of Nursing and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork.
To make an appointment for a laughter yoga session please contact Tod Whitehurst at 392-3723 or tod[at]laugh4u.org
we are located at 2001 South Main Street, Suite 106, Colony Park, Blacksburg. There are two entrances to Colony park use the southern most entrance. The one NOT across from Bank of America.
Do not use the Internet mapping engines for directions. There has been some recent construction and it has not caught up with the mapping sites. Use the directions below.
From Downtown Blacksburg
Head South on Main Street (460 east business), passing Ellett Road on the left and the large NBB bank on the right. Colony park is on your left. Pass the first entrance and go to the second. We are in the first building on the left. It is marked Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga.
Take 460 West toward Blacksburg, past the stop light at the Montgomery County Hospital. Go through four lights passing professional park on the right. Pass a Wilco station and Car Wash on the Right. Turn right into Colony Park. We are in the first building on the left. It is marked Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga.
Take the Blacksburg/Virginia Tech exit. Continue 460 west and take the Blacksburg Exit. Bear left on the exit ramp to the Main Street Business 460. Go through one stop light passing professional park on the right. Pass a Wilco station and Car Wash on the Right. Turn right into Colony Park. We are in the first building on the left. It is marked Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga.
From West Virginia / Giles County
Travel 460 East to Blacksburg. Continue on 460 bypass. Go through a light at Toms Creek Road, pass the Prices Fork Exit and pass the light at the Southgate entrance to Virginia Tech. Take the next exit - the Blacksburg exit. Stay in the left exit lane, bear to the left and turn left at the light. Go through two stop lights passing professional park on the right. Pass a Wilco station and Car Wash on the Right. Turn right into Colony Park. We are in the first building on the left. It is marked Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga.
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