Seven Ways that Laughter can Heal.

Via on Mar 18, 2010

“What did the “0″ say to the “8″?
Nice Belt!

Aloha My Friend,

Isn’t it great to laugh?

Dashama in Rishikesh, India
Dashama in Rishikesh, India

*It reduces stress almost immediately.
*Laughter is the medicine that heals a broken heart.
*It raises your energy level and changes your mood instantly.

*It triggers serotonin production in your brain, which is the body’s natural feel good hormone, thus producing a “natural high”.

*If you laugh really heart, it can be an ab workout.
*If you’ve ever rolled over on the floor holding your stomach from laughing, you know what I mean.
*It gets things moving inside of you, awakening energy channels that were previously closed or blocked.

*If you are feeling down or sad, you can become uplifted, light hearted and blissful
simply by laughing.

 

So, how do you evoke laughter when you need
its healing properties?

1. Remain light-hearted. When you are heavy in the heart, and have a frown on your face, nothing will make you
laugh, no matter how funny it is.

2. Learn to laugh at yourself. No one is perfect. Many of the things you do on the day to day are silly, or just down right comical. If you can see the beauty and innocence in all of your actions, you won’t take yourself to seriously.

3. Have friends who make you laugh.
Nothing better than a friend who speaks frankly with pure intentions and a loving heart. It can make us laugh, smile and lift our spirit.

4. Go to a comedy club. There are some brilliant professional comedians out there, try it out.
A few of my favorite are:
Dean Cooke, Chris Rock, and Ellen.
Be prepared, many of them use negativity to make people laugh, this is not the best form of comedy.
Good, light-hearted jokes are the best.
They lift your mood without bringing negativity into your mind.

5. Watch a funny movie. If you’ve never seen silliness like Billy Madison (Adam Sandler) or Dumb and Dumber (Jim Carrey),
you need to see it just to know what I’m talking about. There’s something magical about people who are very oblivious to the world around them , not seeing it as the rest of society sees it.

6. Read comics. Either in the Sunday paper, or online you can find some good humor out there… One of my favorites is Garfield and Dilbert. Everyone has a slightly different style of humor that gets their juices flowing.. Figure out what yours is so you don’t waste a lot of time with the stuff that doesn’t do it for you:-)

7. Try Laughter Yoga! I’ve heard this style of yoga, which is rapidly catching on
world wide, can turn a frown upside down and with the right teacher, get you rolling
on the ground pretty quickly. Find a local class and give it a try~

I wish you a day filled with joy and laughter!

Blessings to you on your journey,
Namaste,
Dashama
www.dashama.com

Dashama is the creator of 30DYC Global Yoga Challenge, (www.30dayyogachallenge.com), Pranashama Vinyasa Yoga, Thai Yoga Prana Therapy, Yoga Fire Dancing, Paddle Board Yoga, and her not for profit organization www.dashama.org which is dedicated to contributing to the lives of children everywhere especially with foster children and orphans. Join the Community and like minded conscious loving people from around the world. Love, Light and Laughter

Advanced Vrishchikasana
Advanced Vrishchikasana

About Dashama Konah

Dashama is an internationally known Yoga Teacher, Author and Lifestyle Coach. Founder of the Pranashama Yoga Institute, Global 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Perfect 10 Lifestyle online community and Yoga for Foster Children . She is an innovator in the field of yoga, mind/body transformation and healing. Her personal approach to yoga as a lifestyle and life path to healing, awakening to more joy, love and abundance on all levels is unique and highly sought after. She developed Pranashama Yoga from years of personal practice as well as training with the some of the greatest masters of our time. This fushion style is designed to help you heal, strengthen, tone and balance your body, become centered and balanced in your emotions and clear any blocks to accessing your highest potential in life.

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4 Responses to “Seven Ways that Laughter can Heal.”

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  2. Enjoyed this, Dashama. Here's my contribution to Yoga humor:

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    Ok, it's not Steve Martin. But it's still pretty funny.

    Bob Weisenberg
    http://YogaDemystified.com

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