I Love the Idea…April 1, 2009 at 10:50 am | Posted in compassion and connection, inspiration, learning and growing, questions and conundrums | 5 Comments
….but I’m not sure it would fly.
What do you think of this?
I mean, I can TOTALLY get behind the premise, and I completely trust the science, too; it just feels like laughing would be a huge component to a healthy life, so the scientific findings bearing that out make sense to me.
What I’m wondering, though, is would you come back to a class where the instructor started off by telling you to take a deep breath and just start laughing? Would you think the instructer were off of his or her nut? Would you feel like an idiot doing it?
Before the video was even over, I was chuckling, so I think that the infectious nature of laughter would help to take care of any initial awkwardness. I love that laughing would do all the physiological things that it does AND that people would kind of be forced to not take their practices so seriously (it’s supposed to be FUN, People!). I wonder, though, if I’d turn someone fatally off by trying this at the end of one of my classes.