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Laughing Meditation Instructions

  • Laughter has been known to cure disease, among other things.

  • Meditation helps you be awake, to see yourself and the world as it really is. A path to healing, renewal, better decisions, greater love, more

Laughing meditation brings them together. And how much fun could that be?

These instructions are drawn from the writings of Osho, a brilliant and famous teacher of meditation from the 20th century. He described laughter as a state in which the mind disappears in an explosion of joy. 

These instructions are from The Orange Book, p. 16.
(Click above for free download or to read online. 

Every morning upon waking, before opening your eyes, stretch like a cat. Stretch every fiber of your body.

After three or four minutes, with eyes still closed, begin to laugh. For five minutes just laugh.

At first you will be doing it [by an act of will], but soon the sound of your attempt will cause genuine laughter. Lose yourself in laughter. It may take several days before it really happens, for we are so unaccustomed to the phenomenon.

But before long it will be spontaneous and will change the whole nature of your day."

                                            - Osho  (AKA Rajneesh)

Here is a youtube video that demonstrates similiar laughter meditation instructions. Bet you can't watch it without smiling.

Joyful laughter and meditation even have similar brain wave patterns.  .

An excellent beginner book
on meditation is Jon Kabat Zinn's famous Where Ever You Go, There You Are. It quides you quickly into mindfulness meditations you can do in five minutes or spend longer with. Each very short, very easy chapter sets you up for a slightly different meditation session.

I've used this book for years, but have never needed to finish it. By the time I've read a few pages, I have what I need.

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