We laugh spontaneously when we see something funny or are happy. We can make ourselves laugh even when there is nothing funny. Apparently the brain can’t distinguish from genuine laughter and forced ha-ha’s.
- Provide quality-of-life benefits
- Can minimize our experiencing of pain
- Assist with physiological healing
- Connect us socially with other people
- Lift our spirits
How I add this to my life: The first time I tried laughing meditation, I was annoyed…laughing at nothing! But apparently I manage to do enough on my own, because my friends are often asking me why I am giggling. Perhaps the hardest time to laugh is when we need it the most. I try smiling in the mirror after I finish brushing my teeth to remind myself to enjoy myself.