Purity and Divinity – Meaning Found in Teaching Yoga to Cognitively Disabled Youth

A yoga teacher sits in Sukhasana or Easy Seated Posture with a straight spine. She is surrounded by young students lying back in Savasana, a relaxing supine yogic meditation pose.

“Are you ready for some yoga?” I ask, trying to sound
confident and chipper.

These kids can be a tough crowd.

She nods. “But I don’t want to do the Dog, because I’m a
person, not a dog.”