Laughing Meditation – Good for an Instructor’s Heart and Soul

The 2nd Tuesdays of the month, I give a Laughing Meditation Session at a Yoga Studio in the Berkshires.  There are plenty of statistics on the benefits of Laughing Meditation for the participants such as: reduced risk of Heart Disease, lower blood pressire, reduction in levels of harmful Stress Hormones, improved lung function and boosts to Immune System.  There is not much (none that I could find) about the benefits for the teacher who is giving the session. 

I am allways surprised when participants stay after the session to share how relaxed they feel – more than in months or that their sinus blockage is completely gone or they haven’t laughed so much in years.   This particular Tuesday, however a young woman surviving with cancer stayed to share her story of invasive surgeries and radical treatments that caused more problems in her body and how Yoga and Ayrveda have been her salvation.  She feels healthy and can exercise and has improved more with Yoga, & Meditation than any Western medicine that was prescribed.  She enjoys laughter meditation and feels true joy in her life.  My heart sings and my soul dances.