Zero in on laughter and go for it!
This is profound in its implications: an Indiana therapist shows that PTSD can be healed with laughter. The idea is to flip a past emotional memory into a memory of an emotion.
The main challenge you face if/when you want to laugh in any public environment is your own mental conditioning of what you think you can and cannot do. It's a big list of should and should nots, and it is self-imposed. The ideas shared in this article will help.
Laughter Yoga is a joyful and healthy exercise regime using simulated laughter techniques and breathing exercises from the Yoga tradition. You don't need jokes, a sense of humor or comedy. It's very easy.
Dr. Kataria named "Laughter Yoga" as such was because he incorporated Pranayama, the ancient science of yogic breathing, into the laughter exercises. Laughter Yoga is therefore a form of Pranayahahama :-)
Practices such as Laughter Yoga and the Laughter Wellness method help you feel at peace and good about yourself in the present moment, for no particular reason. They give you the ability to laugh at things that previously would have caused stress or anger, along with the ability to experience a new sense of forgiveness.
These are tough times in the United States. With unemployment at nine percent and a double-dip recession hanging in the balance, we are looking for solutions. But it is important to remember that solving some of our serious problems might require more than just serious fixes.