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 is powerful and comes in many flavors. Ultimately, if you are laughing you are laughing. What took you there doesn't really matter any more. Or does it? It has been my experience over the years that there are many levels of benefits one can get from laughter that are far beyond the physical. This article discusses a personal opinion on two popular approaches.
There was a time in my life when I would have labelled the mass behavior in the video below as "bizarre". You see thousands of well dressed - no doubt respectable - middle-aged people behaving as if they were back in kindergarten and apparently having lots of fun doing it. Either the Germans have no hangups (not true) or these people know something many others are missing.
Do you want more laughter in to your life? Here are 3 simple, fool-proof, time tested ideas to guarantee that you will laugh more in the coming year and decades to follow.
It's a Monday morning at the Live Well center in San Diego and a group of seniors are skipping, clapping and hooting in the recreation room.
The difference between fun and laughter? You can have fun without laughing. Some people, sadly, can even laugh without having fun. To my knowledge, there are vast collections of studies about the healing powers of laughter and humor. But I still haven't found anyone researching the physiological, psychological or sociological benefits of fun.
According to a variety of surprisingly uninformed sources, there's at least a slim (or fat) chance that the apocalypse, currently scheduled for 2012, probably won't happen until 2013. This could be considered good news. I am nonetheless certain that for those who are around to have a retrospect it will do little to ameliorate the anticipated impact. That doesn't mean we should be any less prepared. Though it does raise the question: how, exactly, does one prepare for the apocalypse?
Laughter Yoga is not some high-powered hatha-yoga class which. is impossibly difficult and takes years to actually attain enough flexibility to be any good at. It’s all actually quite fun. And very easy too.
Just a thought: you can’t be serious about laughter because that very seriousness eventually kills it. Laughter is unreasonable (read “outside of reason”) and as such playfulness is the fertilizer that makes it thrive.