"Two years ago, when I first listened to Befriending Your Breath, while I was excited and curious to listen and learn, I don't think I was in a space in my personal growth and laughter journey to truly understand and appreciate all that you were sharing and teaching in these tapes.
But having said that, there were words you shared that positively impacted the way I viewed laughter yoga and the way I share laughter activities now. I never liked the phrase 'fake laughter' and once you shared the phrase 'laughter is the sound of joyful breathing', it was as though a light bulb turned on in my head. So now I share that concept.
When I teach the concept of laughter yoga to new people, I talk about allowing laughter sounds on the exhale. When I lead my zoom sessions and am focusing on breathing exercises, I share that participants can laugh or make laughter sounds on the exhale-such a different way to view breathing and laughter yoga, such a much more mindful way of tuning into our bodies and how we can choose to exhale!!
I've just gone back to re-listen to Befriending Your Breath and am hearing and connecting more to your teachings, and see how much of how I've become with my laughter now is a result of tuning in-to my breath, and from my breathing joyfully. I highly recommend your recordings and am looking forward to listening more now, with my 'new' ears."
~ Miriam Gassman, Fort Collins, CO