I love active meditations. Ever since I learned laughter meditation, it's been my bliss. You get to wriggle around on the floor, giggling with friends like you're at a slumber party—what could be easier? And yet, you still get the mindful benefit of other, more serious forms of meditation. Easy. Effective. Fun. That's what I adore.
So when my friend, Sarito Sun, told me about a dancing meditation she's been practicing for 35 years, I decided I wanted to try that, too.
|Sarito Sun & Laughing Laura|
I'm delighted to report that she's mentored me in this method. It's called Kundalini Dancing Meditation and it is, indeed, amazing. And simple. It begins with gently loosening the body, literally shaking off stress and anything else blocking the free-flow of energy. Then, you get to dance intuitively to joyful, rhythmic music. After this is 15 minutes of sitting and feeling the calmness of mind. Finally, there is a time of lying down and entering into deep, deep silence. The whole meditation takes an hour and—like laughter meditation—it is truly transformative. I cannot do it without blissing out entirely!
Therefore, I have integrated it into my own meditation practice and I'll be sharing it with as many people as possible. To begin with, I've scheduled an event in Decorah, Iowa at Discover Happy pilates studio at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24th. I will also offer this dancing meditation at the Laugh-Fest of the Midwest. Yes, registration is still open for this exciting event to be held May 16-18, so hurry up and secure your place.
It's Holy Week so I'm very much engaged in my ministry at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. By the way, we had a donkey at worship last Sunday! Check out the pictures here. And please keep in mind that Holy Hilarity Sunday will be April 27th at 9 a.m. If you want to laugh in church, I invite you to be there! Blessings to you all.