Students learn to focus during mindfulness camp

Eve Newman, laramieboomerang.com: A group of grade-schoolers lay on their backs and sides Wednesday morning in a classroom at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laramie, unmoving and eyes shut.

Under direction of meditation leader Catie Ballard, they focused on feeling their shoulders, elbows, feet and the backs of their knees. They lay still until directed to open their eyes.

“You can always keep coming back to your breath,” Ballard said. “That’s the hallmark of every type of meditation in the world.”

After a few minutes, they gathered in a circle and shared moments from the week. They had spent the week putting into practice…

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