One of my favorite magazines is “Ode” – it’s where I got the inspiration for this blog. I’ve often thought that laughter is the best medicine.. it can heal your mental state, relationships, change energy, and actually heal your body. I have always had a very deep ‘belly laugh’ where I just let it OUT. Anyone in my life who has ever told me to ‘keep down’ my laugh, I would know right there that the person was not going to be in my life for much longer. I feel that laughter is my true ‘essence’ and it really lets you BE yourself completely.
But I had no idea there was an actually CENTER for promoting laughter! This in of itself made me laugh, but with love and appreciation. Check this out! Excerpt of article with link below:
Want to get in touch with your inner giggler? Try Dhyan Sutorius’ laughing meditation. by Max Christern.
Laughing is a group activity. “It gives you a feeling of solidarity,” Dhyan Sutorius had already explained to me on the phone. That’s why he asked if I was interested in doing a short laughing meditation with the staff during his upcoming visit to Ode’s Dutch editorial offices in Rotterdam. Three of us were there that day, so it was intimate, which was fine with Sutorius. The point is to experience laughing together. “Laughing is extremely conducive to cooperation,” according to Sutorius’ Dutch-language website, which features a link to a brochure in English. That got all three of us chuckling.
A few days later, the 70-year-old founder of the Center for the Promotion of Laughter appeared, surprisingly spry as he climbed the three flights to Ode’s waterfront offices. Our interview couldn’t take place until we had completed his exercise, so Sutorius went to work as soon as he walked through the door. “Are your bladders empty, ladies?” he asked my co-workers. “That is an absolute must for an effective meditation.” An empty stomach is also advisable. As my two colleagues hurried to the bathroom, giggling, Sutorius pushed four chairs into a small circle and quickly drank two glasses of water. “A good laughing session makes you lose a lot of fluid,” he remarked, with evident confidence in the strength of his own bladder. He then asked us to focus our attention on his area of specialization for 30 years: the laughing meditation.
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