Guided Laughter Release
‘Laughter is the shortest distance between two people’, says Laraaji. In this Guided Laughter Release, he invites you to experiment with different kinds of therapeutic laughter: laughter to soften the heart, or to massage the belly. The episode takes the form of a session, in which Laraaji guides the listener through different exercises, accompanied by zither music. He advises practicing every morning for about 15 minutes. Such regular laughter, Laraaji shows, helps release stagnant and stale air, boosts the immune system and guides you to finding a connection to your own meditative inner state.
Laraaji is a musician, mystic and laughter-meditation practitioner based in New York City, who plays piano, zither and mbira. His musical career includes over 50 releases: from the legendary Ambient 3: Day of Radiance (1980, a collaboration with Brian Eno) to the more recent Sun Piano and Moon Piano albums (2020, All Saints Records). Laraaji is the creator and facilitator of Laughter Meditation Workshops, sharing the ‘seriously fun’ practice of heavy laughter as a transformative and ultimately healing tool for everyone.
This broadcast is the first of a three-part series on embodied listening and non-verbal vocal expression, curated by Radna Rumping. Coming up: ‘Raoni Muzho Saleh - Gathering in a Polyphonic MOOOOAAAAAAANN Safeguards Solidarity’ (26 September) and ‘Laraaji, Raoni Muzho Saleh & Radna Rumping in conversation’ (3 October). All episodes will stay available through our archive.