Yin Mom, Yang Mom

Acting a Fool

Last night I had the interesting experience of attending a “Laughter Yoga Party”.  Have you ever heard of this?  It’s a bunch of people you’ve never met, standing around acting goofy and laughing at each other.  It’s so weird.  I seriously felt like I was on Romper Room.  Seeing a bunch of fully-grown adults act like children, and after each exercise, we had to clap twice and say, GOOD JOB, GOOD JOB, YAAAAY!

While it was pretty strange, I have to say it was a good time.  I went with one of my funniest friends, and we kept looking at each other and cracking up for real.

One thing that was really cool was at the end, we formed two lines, facing each other.  Each person had a turn walking through the lines, and as they went, each member of the group whispered something nice into their ear.  There was a lot of, you have a beautiful smile, you have a good energy, you have a great laugh, etc.  A few people even teared up as they were hearing their compliments.  It was really very sweet to see adults treating each other (complete strangers) with care and kindness.  I think that kind of thing should happen to everyone, regularly.

Enjoy this beautiful July day.

6 comments for “Acting a Fool

  1. July 11, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    `Yes, I did a laughter yoga workshop once – its was kind of how you described…

    • July 11, 2012 at 4:10 pm

      It’s really an interesting thing. You have to have a certain level of bravery to do it. Did you notice that the people involved were seemed little different than the “norm”?

      • July 11, 2012 at 5:58 pm

        Well it was at a yoga camp, so people attending might not normally have come to a laughter workshop – but it was included in the admission price etc. Yes, everyone was being very brave and a little uncomfortable at times : )

  2. August 23, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I’ve never heard of this but what a great idea! Who doesn’t need a laugh and a word of encouragement sometimes, ya know?

    By the way, I’ve been looking at some of your blogs and now I’m a fan :) Nice!

  3. August 23, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    I’ve never heard of this but what a great idea! Who doesn’t need a good laugh and a word of praise now and then, ya know?

    By the way, I’ve been looking over some of your blogs and though I haven’t commented on them, I have to tell you that I’ve enjoyed them :)

    • August 23, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      Well cool, thank you for reading and commenting! It was really great, I hope the trend catches on, a little positivity goes a long way. :)