Laughing in the library


On Mon, Jan. 9, at the Phillipsburg Free Public Library, Certified Laughter Yoga Leader, Cynthia Curtis leads an hour-long session starting at 3 PM. After some basic breathing exercises followed by childlike play activities, contagious, infectious laughter spreads. For 21 years Laughter yoga, a simple yet profound whole-body exercise method, has been moving the world toward health, happiness, and peace.

Laughter Yoga is designed for anyone who wants to feel good. It is based on the scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between voluntary and involuntary laughter. A person gets the same physiological and psychological benefits if the laughter is real or fake.

Laughter helps to change your mood by releasing feel-good endorphins into the blood. Laughter is a healthy cardio exercise that beats stress. Laughter is a positive energy. If you laugh more you attract more friends. Anyone can laugh for no reason without relying on humor or comedy without special equipment or advanced training, available free, 24/7. Start now and become a ‘Daily Laugher.’ Join a worldwide peace movement started by an Indian Physician Madan Kataria and his yoga teacher, wife, Madhuri.

Laughing with Cynthia & Dave

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Healthy Benefits of Laughter


Laughter, simple and profound, is in all of us. Liberate your laughter with exercise. Practice Laughter Yoga. Add your voice to the healing power of a laughing, peaceful, world.

Live Life Laughing

Come see what it’s all about.
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Make a hilarious declaration that life is worth living. Practice happiness.

The Funny Farm Laughter Club at Perfect Christmas Tree Farm in Phillipsburg NJ is the place to practice happiness. We all have the ability to laugh and be happy. Laughter transcends status, class, age, race and culture, and we all laugh in a similar way. Laughter is a gift we all have, and we can give it to each other because laughter is contagious. People can catch it from one another.

Liberate your laughter. Become playful and laugh as children do. Studies show that playfulness and laughter create positive emotions in all age groups. Laugh for exercise. Laughter Yoga burns calories. More oxygen reaches the lungs when you laugh and you breath more deeply. Laughter increases blood circulation to the brain and body. Laughing reduces stress and boosts creativity. Laughter exercises the body and the brain.

After twenty minutes of Laughter Yoga, Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin and Endorphins are released into your bloodstream. They are peptides that activate the body’s opiate receptors, causing an analgesic effect. Take these feel good feelings home to your family and friends and infect them with laughter. Better, bring them along to the Funny Farm.

The farm is easy to find.
Take Interstate I-78 to exit 3. Go 2.5 miles on Highway 22. Look for a big sign that looks like this: sign2 at 999 US Highway 22 in Lopatcong Township, Phillipsburg NJ 08865. It is an easy drive from NYC and Philadelphia, only sometimes. Like us at https://www.facebook.com/funnyfarmlaughterclub/

RSVP if possible, so I know how much space to allocate. Walk-in laughers are always welcome. Phone Cynthia at 908-387-1225 or 908-763-1945 for more information. Cynthia is available to laugh with your group. She has experience laughing with the senior population at nursing homes and assisted living facilities, cancer recovery groups and with the general public at the local library.

Laughter Practice

Come practice Laughter Yoga. Laughing unconditionally, without jokes or humor, is a healthy exercise for mind and body. Join on Fri., May 13 at 7 PM and Sat., May 14 at 10 AM at Perfect Christmas Tree Farm, 999 US H’way 22, in Phillipsburg NJ.
The half hour sessions are free. No previous experience is necessary only a willingness to laugh for no reason but for increased happiness and better health. I am looking forward to seeing you.
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Play For Peace

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In these troubled times, World Peace is no laughing matter. The exception is May 1, 2016, World Laughter Day, when hundreds of thousand of people around the world celebrate World Peace through laughter. People come together to share friendship and brotherhood in a language everyone understands, the language of laughter.

The Funny Farm Laughter Club at Perfect Christmas Tree Farm, 999 US H’way 22 in Phillipsburg NJ, is hosting a World Laughter Day Celebration from 10 AM to 4 PM. It is a day of life-affirming fun and non-competitive games. The free event demonstrates the contagious, healing power of unconditional laughter. There is a Reuse Market starting at 8 AM. The market raises money for NJ Farmers Against Hunger.

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and co-owner of Perfect Christmas Tree Farm, Cynthia Curtis, organizes the annual event. “People are more likely to laugh with others and laughing with other people makes us feel happier. When we are happier the world improves,” she says. “Better still, laughter is contagious. People can catch it from each other. That is the basis of Laughter Yoga’s work toward World Peace,” she adds with a smile.

Laughter Yoga leaders and teachers from around NJ are here to do Laughter yoga exercises including Kirtan laughter and to host a Gibberish Party, where no one understands the language, yet everyone communicates. There is live music by Keith Kenny and drumming with drum and percussion instructor, Ejvind Boccolini. Eyes of the Wild, animal show begins at 2:00. There are hay rides and seed bomb making, free hugs, non-competitive games and laughter, all day.

World Laughter Day is suitable for all ages. We are all able to laugh, no matter age, nationality or experience. Laughter transcends status, class, age, race and culture, and no matter where we live in the world we all laugh in a similar way. In any language laughter is a recognizable form of friendly communication.

Indian physician, Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement, created the first World Laughter Day in 1998. The intention is to build up a global consciousness of kindness and compassion. It is a fabulous idea backed by a scientific truth that laughter, conditional or unconditional, releases chemicals into the blood that make us feel good and creates feelings of happiness, love and compassion while suppressing chemicals that produce fear, violence, aggression and war. Modern science confirms the efficacy of laughter.

Laughter Yoga’s popularity grows exponentially. Starting with five people in a park in Mumbai, today there are over 60,000 laughter clubs all over the world, creating a positive energy that can change the consciousness of the globe, for the better. “When you laugh, you change and when you change, the world changes around you,” says Dr. Kataria. “Nowadays, people face enormous stress and are at war with themselves. Laughter is a positive and powerful emotion, which helps people to change themselves and to change the world in a peaceful and positive way. Laughter is a universal language which has the potential to unite humanity….” he asserts.

People who practice Laughter Yoga, enjoy, to varying degrees, the powerful emotional state of happiness after 20-minute sessions of prolonged laughter. They, in turn, will cheer up others, and so on. The prestigious Framingham Heart Study described this ‘chain reaction’ of happiness, “…a relationship between people’s happiness extends up to three degrees of separation,“ they found.

World Laughter Day Celebration is free if you walk or bike in. There is a $6.00 charge to park a car. Come to the Reuse Market before 10 AM and park for free. For more information about the day’s events contact Cynthia Curtis at 908-387-1225 or 908-387-1225.

Earth Day is Coming

Earth Day is coming to Phillipsburg and New Jersey! On Saturday, April the 30th, the Perfect Christmas Tree Farm will be celebrating Earth Day. Join us for a weekend of fun, laughter and saving the planet on Saturday the 30th and May 1st at the Perfect Christmas Tree Farm, in Phillipsburg. The two-day celebration features a Reuse Market, hayrides, art and crafts, Seed Bomb making, and fun educational, recreational and cultural opportunities. The Phillipsburg Farm Fair is a celebration of Earth Day and World Laughter Day. Here are some photos from Earth Day a few years ago. Find out more about the event here. If you are a vendor and want to join us, here is our application.

World Laughter & Earth Day

Join us for a weekend of fun, laughter and saving the planet on April the 30th and May 1st at the Perfect Christmas Tree Farm, in Phillipsburg. The two-day celebration features a Reuse Market, hayrides, art and crafts, Seed Bomb making, and fun educational, recreational and cultural opportunities.

Saturday, Earth Day, highlights workshops, educators, exhibits, composting and gardening, Sunday, World Laughter Day, features Laughter Yoga, Eyes Of The Wild animal show, musician Keith Kenny, Gibberish Party, dancing, playing and laughing. Enjoy wonderful days at the farm. Vendors are wanted for Reuse Market. To get more information see our previous post.

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