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Get some giggles at the library with laughter yoga | East Jefferson community news

Judy Newman, a retired speech-language pathologist, is bringing her seminar on laughter yoga again to the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. It was so well-liked final summer time that it is returning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 10.

Laughter yoga is a apply involving extended voluntary laughter, based mostly on the perception that voluntary laughter offers the similar physiological and psychological advantages as spontaneous laughter. Laughter yoga is completed in teams, with eye contact, jokes and playfulness amongst members.

“It is an aerobic exercise that you choose to do. It increases the good hormones and decreases the bad ones,” she says. “It reduces stress and anxiety. When laughter is done as a group activity, it becomes contagious and fun.”

Newman acquired her laughter yoga instructor training with Madan Kataria, MD, the originator and developer of Laughter Yoga, and Sebastian Gendry, the originator of the Laughter Wellness idea.

She was a speech-language pathologist for 32 years, the final 21 in Avondale for the Jefferson Parish Public School System.  

BONE CHOIR: The New Orleans Trombone Choir performs at 7 p.m. Monday, July 15, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.

RIVER RIDGE BOOK CLUB: The group discusses “The Clockmakers Daughter” by Kate Morton at three p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the River Ridge Library, 8825 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge.

GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION: The group discusses “Kim” by Rudyard Kipling at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.

WWII DISCUSSION: Thom Kolesa, a World War II veteran and writer, will talk about his position in the South Pacific marketing campaign at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.

SCIFI, FANTASY AND HORROR: The library’s SciFi, Fantasy and Horror Writers’ Group meets at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 11, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. The function of the group is to encourage native writers to create works with the style themes. Participants submit manuscripts to be critiqued by others in the group. It meets each different Thursday night time. 

ADULT SPELLING BEE: The Jefferson Parish Library will maintain its seventh annual spelling bee for adults at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. No registration is required for the free occasion; these 18 and over can simply come on the day it is held.


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