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Meditate with Me: A Step-by-Step Mindfulness Journey by Mariam Gates, illustrated by Margarita Surnaite

 Meditate with Me:  A Step-by-Step Mindfulness Journey byMariam Gates,  illustrated by Margarita Surnaite Meditate with Me: A Step-by-Step Mindfulness Journey is a superbly written and perfectly illustrated introduction to mindfulness and meditation by an author with a long background as a teacher in Boston public schools where she created the Kid Power Yoga Program used in schools. With gently rhyming text, Gates begins her book by asking readers/listeners to find a comfortable seat, then instructing them to tense then release their bodies a few times as a prelude to focusing on the breath. Gates instructs readers to place hands above and below the belly button and feel the way that the breath moves your body. A page turn shows two of the characters sitting on the beach, enjoying the waves while the text invites readers to breath and relax. With readers/listeners calm and relaxed, Gates teaches them how to quiet racing thoughts and identify and calm strong feelings through the breath. As…

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