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Rivendell girls soccer assistant coach Stefanie DiSimone leads the girls in meditation before a game on Sept. 14, 2017 in Orford, N.H. DiSimone was instructing them to relax their shoulders. (Valley News – Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Sports reporter Josh Weinreb recently spent some time with the Rivendell girls soccer team, which has begun incorporating mindfulness exercises and yoga techniques into its practices. It’s all part of assistant coach Stephanie DiSimone’s effort to help her players decompress and shift their focus into the moment.

Gotta say, as an ex-athlete and current yogi myself, I’m all for this. Read the full story here.