5,000 students do yoga to promote world peace

This one’s all about the pictures; unfortunately, all the photos are from Getty Images, which is extremely protective of its copyright, so we won’t risk re-posting here. But check them out at the link above. A little write up from the Daily Mail:

Now that’s what you call a yoga class. 

Almost 5,000 teachers and students started this morning with a massive stretching and flexing session in the south Indian city of Hyderabad.

The group from Delhi Public school, which has branches in Hyderabad and Secunderabad, performed seven classic yoga postures while reciting prayers for world harmony and peace. 

Yoga was developed in India between 600 and 500BC and is used in schools across the county to prepare students for a day of lessons by helping them relax and focus their minds. 

I believe it took place early Monday.

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Eddie Stern, World Peace and 4th graders

Eddie Stern is still in Oslo, but he’s updated his blog.

At first, I thought his latest post meant he was following the NBA playoffs closely. Here in Los Angeles, World Peace means something a little different these days. (I did email Eddie wondering if, as a New Yorker, he was planning to come out as a Lakers fan.)

It turns what Eddie means by world peace is just that. He’s highlighted a documentary on a teacher who has been promoting a 4th grade game of world peace he created in 1978. Eddie also has a link to a TED talk by the teacher, John Hunter. The goal of the game is to expose 9-year-olds to the complexity of geo-politics early on.

Here’s the trailer for the documentary; Eddie has the TED talk at his blog.

If Eddie says it is worth watching, don’t you think it is?

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