Laughter Meditation is the Best Medicine!

Do you ever feel stressed out? Do you sometimes feel overpowered by the demands of your job or personal life? If so, you should try laughter meditation! Laughter meditation is a type of mindfulness meditation that is based on the simple principle that laughter is good for the soul. When you laugh, it feels good in your body and mind. It releases endorphins and helps to reduce stress. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of laughter meditation and how to get started!

Laughter meditation is a great way to get in touch with your inner joy and happiness. It can help you relax, feel good, and reduce stress levels. Studies have shown that laughter helps to improve your cardiovascular health, boost immunity, and increase feelings of well-being. Laughter can also help to foster connection with others as it is contagious – when one person laughs, others around them often laugh too!

Have you ever wondered why we often have the urge to laugh at funerals? Obviously, it seems like the most inappropriate response to the situation, but therapists say it’s our body and mind’s way of releasing stressful emotions that come with loss. There’s an excellent Mary Tyler Moore episode called “Chuckles Bites the Dust,” where everyone else is making jokes before the funeral, but Mary’s been bottling her feelings. She is overwrought and it finally comes out in laughter during the funeral. Thankfully, the funeral was for a clown!

Getting started with laughter meditation is easy. You don’t need any special equipment or certification; simply find a comfortable spot where you won’t be disturbed and focus on the act of laughing. Start by trying out some simple belly laughs or fake laughter until it feels natural and genuine. Once you have mastered this technique, you can vary your laughter styles and experiment with deep, high-pitched, or silent laughter.

I zoom with my best friend every day and as we share our day, we end up spending a LOT of the zoom time laughing! Spending time with friends is a great way to practice laugh meditation!

Laughter meditation can also be done in groups. Try joining a local laughter club or finding online resources where you can laugh along with others. This will help you to get more accustomed to the practice, especially if you are feeling a bit shy at first!

As for teachers who wish to lead laughter meditation classes, certification may not be necessary depending on the context of the class (e.g. is it therapeutic or recreational). However, it is always a good idea to learn from experienced teachers and stay up-to-date on the latest research in this field.

So there you have it – laughter truly is the best medicine! We hope this blog post has inspired you to give laughter meditation a try. You may be surprised by the positive effects it can have on your well-being. So get out there and start laughing! It just might make all the difference in your life.

Happy laughing! 🙂