Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fool and laughter

Today is usually called April Fools Day! Traditionally, it has been when all sort of pranks have been tested out, usually to elicit laugh for the pranksters. Some people's emotions and egos will be bruised today. Does it have to be so? No!

This idea of laughing at another person's expense is alien to laughter therapy. In laughter therapy or laughter yoga, we LAUGH WITH others and NOT AT others.

Why don't you use this day as a day of laughter, laughing with others, doing fun and silly things. I am sure that many pranks performed today are considered silly. If we can do silly things to evoke laughter for ourselves at the expense of others, then WHY can we just laugh for no reason, even if it seem SILLY! Laughing for no reason is what laughter yoga is all about.

Agapelife / P Nicholas


Penelope said...

I agree, people need to loosen up all around and laugh more, they would be happier and healthier, and they need to talk to others, a laughter yoga session might be a great oppurtunity to meet new people and share your troubles so they don't weigh so heavily on you, but like anything else new, laughter yoga can be done the wrong way and it will just plain scare some people. Teaching others about how to do it properly I think would be a good oppurtunity for them to just try it for the first time. We have to learn how to push past our comfort zones, most of the time we get rewards from it. I just want to say thank you for supporting my blog and for your comments you posted, that was really nice of you, ty. Take care.

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jh said...

I practice kundalini yoga and there is much laughter therapy in many of the kriyas, along with certain actions that evoke sadness, anger, or general release. It is interesting how you never want to laugh at the beginning but then you really get into it and sometimes can't stop. It feels so good afterwards. We are never really allowed to be silly or play the fool and so this is always such a relief for people.

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