Breath-taking Sunrise

Principle Michelle

About a week ago, I took my first yoga class. It was a great experience — taught by a friend and surrounded by good people. The class was part of our school improvement goal of overall health: mind, body, and spirit. The Wellness Committee at our school has done a great job of helping us to focus on Mindfulness, Movement, and Motivating each other through various challenges and activities that have also boosted morale a bit.

What I loved about this class is that it was a judgment-free zone, and we had lots of support — support for old knees, modifications for inflexible bodies, blankets, and lavender-scented eye masks for the final sequence. We stretched, laughed, and wobbled for an hour — always remembering to breathe and to be conscious of every breath.

Remembering to slow down and breathe is a great life lesson. We don’t do it enough in…

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