If You Need a Laugh and Who Doesn’t?

Happy BabyWhat is the role of humor in the enlightened lifestyle?

OK, first of all what do I mean by the enlightened lifestyle?
If you don’t know . . . . . then you’re probably not! (LOL)

And how did that make you feel? It was a bit demeaning wasn’t it?

In the enlightened lifestyle, we try to avoid making demeaning comments towards others at all costs. Why? Because what purpose does it serve?

When we feel the need to demean others, that is a defense mechanism. By making someone look small, you make yourself feel better, hence feeding your own deflated ego.

Your energy would be better spent by doing some intense soul searching, rather than wasting precious God given energy by hurting others.

 

Q. As enlightened beings . . . . . as yogis . . . . . as caring people . . . . . what is the role of humor in our daily lives?

A. Totally Necessary!

You’ve heard that laughter heals. And I’m sure it does. Heck, they even have “laughter yoga” now!

Aside from being “totally necessary,” what is the role of humor?

Well here’s something I’ve noticed. I am a natural comic. And I don’t say this to brag. It’s just part of my personality. I don’t work hard at it. Funny things just flow out of my mouth at opportune moments. I have an impeccable sense of timing.

And why do I mention that here? Well, I use this sense of timing to my advantage when teaching yoga. It works especially well with newcomers. Because the thing is, I also have a serious side. And yoga can seem very serious and heavy at times. By lightening things up with well timed humor, I can see the stress dissolve right out of the student’s body. Laughter yoga – no doubt. It works.

I’ve thought about this question a lot: The role of humor and how people use it in everyday life.

Have you ever been the brunt of a joke? Have you ever had a room full of people laughing *at* you not *with* you.

That’s a great example of the destructive use of humor. Humor can be used to demean and belittle people.

That’s not OK.

Sarcasm is something we all use now and then. And when used intelligently, it can be hilarious. But I’ve known  people who use sarcasm 24 / 7. It gets to the point where they never ever say what they are really feeling. Sarcasm can be used as a great way to hide your feelings and belittle your fellow human beings.

Be conscious of sarcasm and use it wisely!

On that note I offer you one of the funniest, cleverest yoga videos, I’ve seen in a long time. If you need a laugh, and who doesn’t – - here it is! And please feel free to laugh straight from the belly!

And if  you’re serious about making changes . . . . .
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6 Responses to “If You Need a Laugh and Who Doesn’t?”

  1. Janice says:

    Love the video, thanks for sharing! There are also some pretty funny pictures of cats and babies doing yoga out there… But seriously, I know that yoga is a wonderful way to become a healthier person. And humor is certainly a way to help keep us healthy too!

    • 50 Plus Yoga says:

      Janice I am glad you love the video. Me too! I am so inspired by the creative spirit that went into the video.
      And I agree about humor. Imagine life without humor. I can’t imagine it!

  2. That video is hilarious and pure marketing genius!

    I totally agree with you about the importance of humor in our daily lives (and it is a fabulous marketing tool!)

    Man, some of the yoga poses in the video are wild! So cool- thanks for sharing!

    Absolutely love your website- awesome content that you’re delivering!

    Natasha

  3. 50 Plus Yoga says:

    Natasha, thanks for stopping by! And I am glad you agree with me about the importance of humor. It’s a little bit like air, water and food! And yes that video is very cool! I’m glad you like my blog. It’s great to get a compliment from a sister blogger! :-)

  4. Eryn says:

    Dee,
    I can’t live without humor, and especially when doing yoga!! Thoroughly enjoyed the video- thanks for sharing.

  5. 50 Plus Yoga says:

    Hi Eryn,
    Yes, I agree that humor is so essential. I am very glad you liked the video. Thanks for stopping by!

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