Read below for Melissa's excitement about her FIRST experience with Laughter Yoga via Phone -
Well, today was my first initial trial, and I had to collect myself in order to write... :DD
My sister used to tell me about this laughter yoga session she did over the phone.. Well, I remember watching a segment on the news about it a few years back. Never the less, I was skeptical. I let her talk me into joining the call (being supportive) :DD I was thinking 'hmmm'. So we're on the phone, and everyone's laughing, and I start laughing so much I took the phone away from my ears a couple of times.
Then I started wondering if there was really an art to this? I felt really good 'inside' and decided from that moment I would incorporate laughter into my life for the new year. The problem was I didn't have a plan. My 'Someone Who Watches Over Me' allowed the oddest thing to happen. Melanie Rudolph was offering a free session to anyone interested!!! :DD
I test drove a session!! Wow!!! I'm sold! :DD.. There really 'is' an art to laughter yoga. On a scale of 1 to 10, I rated my laughter level a 3 before the session. However, after the session, and a few exercises, I rate my laughter level an 8. After a while, I felt as if I'd gone to the gym and did a thousand crunches, but felt really rested and somewhat energized.
I am looking forward to seeing the many benefits of laughter yoga!! :DD! I suffer from arthritis, and high blood pressure, (for which I take two types of meds). Seeing laughter yoga in a different light, I can better appreciate laughter now. Tapping into my inner joy, and laugh for a purpose, on purpose!
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return." Maya Angelou
Love to Laugh ~ Laugh to Love, Melanie