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laughter yoga YAY!!! *giggles*

I just found the most amazing, beautiful, inspiring thing ever!

Laughter yoga! and I found a group that meets NEAR ME (in a place I've probably driven by thousands of times) and is free! it's on Wednesdays so I have to wait a whole week but WOW YAY EXCITEMENT!!! *dances, bounces excitedly* And I'm so eager to meet the sort of people who would go! :D ((find one near you!))

I laugh a lot. I don't know if that comes across in my LJ because I'm not speaking it, but if you have met me in person I think you would definitely see me as a very laughing, giggling person. I don't just laugh at things that are funny to me; I laugh out of joy, I laugh out of shock, I laugh when I make mistakes, and I laugh when something is just so bad it's ridiculous. I think I laugh probably as much as a child, if not more. Laughter is part of my language. I have a very loud laugh (sometimes it actually hurts my ears when I'm facing the computer and it gets bounced back to me) which I almost never restrain, even though it often earns me odd (and annoyed!) looks. I giggle more often than I laugh, though -- most of my conversations are sprinkled with giggles.

I see laughter as a spiritual thing -- to me, it's like the rippling echo of a person's spirit. I feel like a person's laugh expresses a lot, and when people laugh I often feel a deep surge of love for them. Smiles are nice, but laughter is glorious. When someone laughs I feel like they have sent off this wave of positive energy, and it absolutely lights me up. I often laugh in response, even if they're far away (like in a store). Because of all of this, I am profoundly curious about how this laughter yoga affects people. In another interview, the founder mentioned that he used to be very serious, and laughed as he said it -- you could see the effect it had on him! *beams*

And I love how a lot of the exercises are touching -- linking arms, laying in a heap, etc. It's like a cuddle party but even better! :D OMG CAN'T CONTAIN EXCITEMENT!!!

amused by life!

also, happy belated birthday fionavere and happy birthday thesaj and sylvanfae! Hope it was/is fantastic! I'm so glad you all exist. ;D

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depravedhumane ══╣╠══
You have just given me reason #2486 to move back to the States. What an absolutely fabulous idea, concept, experience.

I laugh a great deal, with my size it is nice and gregariously loud. I love every second of it.
belenen ══╣effervescent╠══
No need to wait, there's one in Montréal!
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celestialsight ══╣╠══
I can't wait to hear about this after you go! There is one not too far from me. :)
belenen ══╣teasing╠══
awesome! are you waiting for my report before you try out yours? :D
fionavere ══╣╠══
Thank you!! :)
belenen ══╣kissy╠══
you're welcome!
armandii ══╣╠══
I laugh a lot too
hahahaha!! I'm laughing as I type this and for no apparent reason. LOL!
belenen ══╣amused╠══
*giggles* yay for unreasonable laughter! :D
acid_burns ══╣╠══
You are so fucking awesome, Bel :)!!! ♥
belenen ══╣adoring╠══
well thank you, darling! :D

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phydeau ══╣╠══
That was incredible. I actually started to laugh just looking at it, and it felt good.

Children laugh 300-400 times a day. Adults only laugh 12-15 times a day. I wonder what causes that? I'm amazed by you because you're amazed by life. I can totally see you in that group. I think I'll have to find one near me.
belenen ══╣amused╠══
I know! I started laughing watching it too :D

I think what causes it is society training in cynicism and stoicism as 'proper adult attitudes.' If you're trying to be 'professional' all the time (which is really what it is all about) you can't go giggling all day long!

I'm amazed by you because you're amazed by life.

I hope you do find a group near you, and post about it too! we'll start a laugholution! :D :D :D
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belenen ══╣hypnotiq╠══
oooooooohhh pretty swirls!!! Where'd you get that??
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jania_monster ══╣╠══
Laughter yoga...*laughs a little* ^__~

Laughter is important. I think it has been studied, too. laughter, taht is, and the studies told that people today do not laugh as often as they did some decades ago but don't quate me on this because I can't find the source. >__>'

What a pretty picture of you!! :DD I really like your hair longer like that. I understand that taking care of masses of tresses like you had before could be taxing but I think that this face framing hair really suits you!
belenen ══╣amused╠══
aww, thanks so much for the compliment on the photo! I like the face-framing hair too. I want to grow it out to collarbone-length at the front.
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kschap ══╣╠══
Teehee! I laughed a bunch while watching the video. :D I'm going to see if there's a group near me!
belenen ══╣amused╠══
*giggles* YAY! if you find one, be sure to post about it because I want to know!
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darkpool ══╣╠══
That looks like fun. I bet it'd be very de stressing to. I could use some of that now.

I LOVE that picture of you, maybe in part because it had red but also because it's pretty.
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