The Forest For The Trees

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School’s out for the summer!  Another session teaching yoga in the Boys & Girls Club K-6 after-school program has come to an end.  We’ve played games, practiced poses and learned to slow down by focusing on our breath, harnessing attention to help stress melt away.

This is Tree Pose.

In January, all eyes scanned the room, comparing.  Today the kids realize it is their unique beauty and effort that counts.  Each tree in a forest is different, just as each child is specially unique.  By releasing their grip on an artificial idea of perfection, each child’s branches can reach for the skies.

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