Laughter as a Spiritual Gift
Have you been blessed to know someone who laughs often and as such you find yourself laughing too, or at least smiling? Laughter is a true spiritual gift that is meant to be shared. You may say "there is nothing to laugh about". How about just laughing for the sake of energizing your body and mind? Yes, when you are having a down moment or day, place your hands on your belly, your abdomen, and do a deep belly laugh. We`ve seen enough Santa movies to know that kind of laugh. It's fun and energizing as you become more comfortable doing this movement. Your natural sound is Ho Ho Ho. Next, move your hands up to your heart area and laugh again with the sounds Ha Ha Ha. Don't stop until you reach your head with the next sound of He He He. By now your hands are on top of your head and you are feeling a little silly but more energized than before. These are the foundational steps to Laughter Yoga which when practiced often has encouraged the sense of "feeling better`. When we feel better we are more likely and able to enjoy the day. Try this laughter practice with friends and family. Laugh through a song instead of singing the words especially at a birthday party. Or just laugh...it's fun and healthy for you.
Rishis Institute of Metaphysics, 21933 Euclid Ave., offers wholistic classes for adults through the Path of Light teachings. All are welcome.. 216 486-7240.
Retired mental health social worker and counselor. Reiki Master with integrative therapies experience. Current instructor at the Rishis Institute of Metaphysics in Euclid, Ohio.