Centennial High becoming ‘mindful’ of the benefits of meditation

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Janene Holzberg, Baltimore Sun: At their teacher’s suggestion, some Centennial High School students are closing their eyes in class and taking their minds off academic subjects.

They are relaxing instead of sitting tensely on the edge of their chairs.

And they are thinking positive thoughts instead of stressing over a coming test, a lower-than-expected grade, or a social or emotional challenge they may be facing in one of Howard County’s many top-performing schools.

To help them feel grounded, they are focusing on their breathing and their feet. Just as importantly, they are learning to just “be.”

It’s a scene taking place after school in the physics classroom of Stan Eisenstein, who is imparting coping strategies based on meditation and mindfulness to …

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