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Yoga helps blind students find balance

Nancy Portuga Jamello teaches yoga to teenage students at the California School for the Blind in Fremont. Many of the students slouch because the constant fear of running into objects and losing their balance can produce an over-arching spine. Yoga...

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Nancy Portuga Jamello teaches yoga to teenage students at the California School for the Blind in Fremont.

Many of the students slouch because the constant fear of running into objects and losing their balance can produce an over-arching spine. Yoga gives them the chance to not only work on their posture and balance, but also to exercise without worrying about the space around them. “The students can’t necessarily play a sport or go for a run in the park, but they can practice yoga on a towel in their rooms,” Jamello told The Mercury News. “They can work up a sweat in one spot.” Has yoga helped someone you know who is sight-impaired?