Intimate Laughter: Building Community Through the Joy of Laughing. Mastery Newsletter October 26, 2016

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Seven of us are laying on the floor laughing.


Some are holding their sides. We appear to be out of control.


And in a sense, we are. We are in the “meditation” stage of a one-hour Laughter Yoga session.


This one hour is in itself a part of a two-day weekend Certified Laughter Yoga Leader training.


I am privileged to be the teacher. But as in any weekend seminar, all of us are learning.


So much joy, ideas, sharing and yes, lots of laughter.


The training is to prepare new inductees into the great pleasures of leading Laughter Yoga clubs in laughter sessions.


We drill the basics. Dr. Madan Kataria, the founder of Laughter Yoga, asks that we leaders note the 5 principles and show the 4 parts of Laughter Yoga.


The great comic Victor Borge is famously quoted as saying “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”


Guess what? A few hours into the first day, someone comments how it feels like family in a short time of laughing together. We are living proof of Borge’s contention.


Is this an ideal way to build community?


Laughter may be the most intimate thing we can do with other humans.


Think about it. When you laugh near me, I hear the laughter not only through my ears.


Sound vibrations hit my whole body and all my cells vibrate to that joyous sound.


That joy is what can create a sense of closeness. It is what can allow us to feel we are family.


Do you think we can help to solve differences when we are feeling a sense of closeness?


Are you up for experimentation? You could try out a Laughter Yoga session near you.


If you have no clubs in your area, feel free to jump on my site and laugh along with me for 10 minutes with my laughter video. You find it here:


To Your Joy, Energy and Health,



Matti Anttila


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