New in Neufchâtel-en-Bray: what if you were going to split the pear thanks to laughter yoga

Laughter yoga has won over a new audience in Neufchâtel-en-Bray. (©The Awakening of Neufchâtel)

Get started in the practice of yoga and laughterall at the same time, here is what Virginie Rivat has been offering for a few weeks in Country of Bray.

Lately, it’s in one of the rooms of the shared workspace The Suite in ideas at Neufchatel-en-Bray (Seine-Maritime) that she made visitors discover, a practice that was original to say the least.

Seven people, including the young Camille, therefore tested for the first time a party of laughter in a group.

Letting go

In its announcements, Virginia Rivat precise :

You have to dare to let go and relax, release positive hormones and strengthen your concentration, your self-confidence, your creativity and share a laugh together.

Laughter allows you to reprogram your brain when it is in the negative. There is no difference between forced and natural laughter but you have to laugh at least 15 minutes a day. “Even smiling helps release hormones of stress and happiness,” insists Virginie Rivat.

Moreover, she adds:

In India, students have to laugh for 10 minutes in class.

A detail that did not escape the young Camille. “It would be nice if we did it in France too,” she replies.

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Why is laughter good for health?

It improves communication with oneself and others but also memory, intellect, digestion, nervous system, energy, pain and the cardio muscular system. It would have an effective power on breathing, the neuro-hormonal system, sleep, the immune system, self-confidence, emotion. In short, it can only do good.

Virginie, a teacher who wants to transmit laughter

A resident of Neufchâtel-en-Bray, Virginie has been a laughter yoga facilitator since 2018. “I took training to teach this practice,” she explains. And to continue: “But I have always been a facilitator in nursing homes. In particular dance in a seated position in Forges-les-Eaux. Before the Covid, I wanted to extend my activity in the Pays de Bray”.
Virginie wants “to make the elderly dance and make them laugh”, she confides. She would also like to “intervene also in companies or with families. Everyone needs to laugh because it’s a stress reliever,” she says with a smile.

Among the participants in this new experience, the reactions are unanimous. “We are washed, drained and at the same time relaxed” explains one of them.

And to add:

Laughter yoga is interesting to discover even if sometimes we are in weird positions.

A reaction to which the professor gives details:

When we sit, it’s called laughter meditation.

What is certain is that the experience pleased the practitioners of the day.

The next sessions will take place in Neufchâtel-en-Bray on Saturday November 26 and Saturday December 10 at 2:30 p.m., in Forges-les-Eaux on Saturday November 19 and December 17 in the town hall at the same time. information on 06 81 71 70 09.

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