Yoga for Happiness and Laughter Meditation

Yoga for Happiness

Laughter Meditation

A recent issue of the Mastery of Meditation newsletter was a special happiness edition and it was full of amazing yoga and meditation techniques which are known to bestow joy and happiness.  Well I wanted to make sure I shared this information with all the readers and visitors of the blog, so in this article I am republishing the techniques from that issue.  This includes Osho’s Laughter Meditation as well as many yoga exercises for happiness.

Happiness Techniques from Yoga

Here are 4 great techniques from the world of yoga and meditation which are designed to help you find peace, happiness and joy.

You will find more such techniques in the Free Online Meditation Techniques Collection, Free Yoga Pranayama Collections and the Free Yoga Techniques Collection.

Each title below is a link to the article.  Please click the link to read the full article.

1. SMILING BUDDHA MEDITATION FOR HAPPINESS AND CONFIDENCE

(http://anmolmehta.com/2009/03/23/smiling-buddha-meditation-for-happiness-confidence/)

Summary:

A meditation that is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and help you overcome any deep seated sadness and traumas.  Articles includes video instruction.

2. SO HUM MANTRA FOR PEACE AND SELF-REALIZATION

(http://anmolmehta.com/2007/05/16/so-hum-mantra-meditation-technique-free-guided-meditation-book-for-daily-practice/)

Summary:

Yoga’s answer to depression is this great meditation technique.  With a huge list of benefits this meditation is one of the greatest gifts from yoga to the world. Article includes video instruction.

3. UJJAYI PRANAYAMA FOR RELAXATION AND JOY

(http://anmolmehta.com/2009/01/07/ujjayi-yoga-breathing-technique-cant-sleep-insomnia-longevity/)

Summary:

For deep relaxation and happiness try this unusual breathing technique.  This technique is especially good for those who are overly stressed and suffering from insomnia.

4. LAUGHTER YOGA VIDEOS AND TECHNIQUES

(http://anmolmehta.com/2010/04/29/laughter-yoga-free-videos-and-health-benefits/)

Summary:

Perhaps I should have mentioned this system first as this aspect of yoga is based on the science and benefits of pure laughter.  In this article you will also find some excellent videos demonstrating how to practice and enjoy laughter yoga.

A great big thanks to my late cousin Arya Pathria, or Laughter Uncle, who introduced us to this great tradition of yoga and made so many of us laugh and smile.

Unusual Laughter Meditation by Osho

Mystic Master Osho offers a wide range of meditations to practice, some of them being rather unique and unusual, and his Laughter Meditation Technique is another such technique. Just because the method is unusual though, does not mean it is ineffective and the value of many of these meditations can only be realized by actually trying the method for yourself, so I hope you give this technique a shot.

How to Do Laughter Meditation:

Here is the technique as explained by Osho:

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

2. After three or four minutes, with eyes still closed, begin to laugh.

3. For five minutes just laugh. At first you will be doing it, but soon the sound of your attempt will cause genuine 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 nature of your day.

So go ahead and try this meditation, what better way to start your day than with laughter.

Articles for a Happy Life

Happiness is your birthright.  You are meant to be happy and below are 5 articles with priceless wisdom to ensure that you claim this birthright of yours.

For new articles you can visit my blog here: Mastery of Meditation and Yoga Blog.

Each title below is a link to the article.  Please click the link to read the full article.

1. 10 THINGS TO DO EVERYDAY FOR A HAPPY LIFE

(http://anmolmehta.com/2007/08/25/10-things-you-should-do-everyday-for-a-happy-meaningful-good-life-combined/)

Summary:

Find out from yogi Ponchi what 10 things you must do daily in order to live a live full of health, happiness and meaning.

2. 3 BEAUTIFUL WORDS THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE

(http://anmolmehta.com/2011/05/18/3-most-beautiful-words/)

Summary:

One of my more recent articles which explores 3 of the most beautiful words in the English language.  3 words that can transform your live.  This was the most popular article last month :-).

3. HOW TO LIVE LIFE

(http://anmolmehta.com/2009/07/30/how-to-live-life/)

Summary:

The 3 most basic guidelines which we call can follow, even if we are not enlightened, which will benefit our lives and the lives of those we touch.  An excellent starting point for those interested in the spiritual journey.

4. STOP THE MADNESS OF SELF DISCIPLINE

(http://anmolmehta.com/2007/01/08/stop-the-madness-of-self-discipline/)

Summary:

One of the first articles I wrote and one of the most important.  An article going into the importance of passion in order to live a happy and meaningful life.

5. 5 KEY PRINCIPLES FOR LIVING AN ENLIGHTENED AND GOOD LIFE

(http://anmolmehta.com/2007/10/04/5-key-principles-for-living-an-enlightened-good-life/)

Summary:

This article puts together all the wisdom in one place and discusses the 5 principles which are the guidelines by which I myself try to live.  These 5 principles I think are the most important aspects of life.

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  1. Anonymous yogi
    Anonymous yogi says:

    Great article – reminds us that enlightened = not serious! I find sirhasana (topsy turvy pose) gives wonderful joy and laughter.

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