It is with great excitement that I announce the imminent release of my latest CD, Be Laughter. As you can see by the cover above, it is a complete, do-it-yourself laughter makeover.
As we all know, laughing and doing deep yoga breathing as a daily practice can boost your health physically, emotionally and spiritually.
A Harvard University study has shown that spending just 10 minutes each day sitting and breathing will increase your happiness. Dr. Madan Kataria and his wife, Madhuri, founders of the worldwide laughter yoga movement, urge laughers everywhere to intentionally breathe and laugh every day. This, they explain, will help you live in the inner spirit of laughter—to not just enjoy laughter, but to be laughter in a holistic way.
We lead busy lives, though, so it’s difficult to take the time for this practice. That’s why I’ve created this resource to help you. On this 75 minute recording, I’ll guide you through:
Morning – 5 yogic breathing exercises followed by 15 minutes of laughter, which you can do regardless of your mood. This will kick off your day by connecting you to your own inner peace and joy.
Noon – A laughter dance party to get you moving, breathing, laughing and dancing. It will revitalize you for whatever lies ahead.
Night – Unwind at bedtime with yoga nidra, a unique form of meditation done while lying down. It induces complete relaxation of the body, mind and emotions. At the end, the music will lull you into sleep, enabling you to rest in a blissful state.
Be Laughter also includes an 8 page booklet with more instruction about these 3 practices. Furthermore, the CD and its cool digipak will be made with certified green components. And thanks to careful attention to chain of custody and use of carbon offset credits, the entire package is rendered 100% carbon neutral!
I’ve dedicated this project in memory of my mom, Sharon Smith, who in loving me unconditionally has empowered me to be laughter. Read more about how laughter yoga has helped me through my grief.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Breath of Fire (3:36)
2. Synchronized Breathing (3:08)
3. Cross Nostril Breathing (3:56)
4. Humming Bee Breath (3:32)
5. Conscious Breathing (5:41)
6. Laughing While Seated (5:08)
7. Laughing While Lying Down (4:55)
8. Laughing While Standing (5:06)
9. Laughter Dance Party (5:26)
10. Yoga Nidra (33:35)
It takes just 3 weeks to develop a new habit. So I’ve created the “Be Laughter” Challenge. Commit to practicing all 3 parts of this CD every day for 21 days and see how it transforms your life. Right now, I’m taking applications for my initial set of Be Laughter Challengers. If you believe you can commit to the daily practice for 3 weeks, drop me and e-mail at LaughterLaura@yahoo.com.
Be Laughter retails for $14.95 and is due to release July 8th. Right now, I’m running an introductory offer of just $12.95. Please go to The Laughter Shoppe to order on-line from my store. You can also order it at Amazon.com.
Or save money by ordering it by mail. Free shipping! Send checks of $12.95 for each CD payable to "Laura Gentry" to: The Laughter Shoppe, P.O. Box 11, Marquette, IA 52158. Thanks.