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MARSHFIELD — Stretched out from my fingertips to toes, drawing the woody balm of the soggy forest where I am lying deep into my lungs, I look up at the green pine needles dancing above on a bright, boundless blue.
And I wonder why I’ve never done yoga before.
Slowly picking myself up off my purple mat rolled out on soft sod under the trees by the North River, I pluck a pine cone out of my hair and muse. I am at ease. I am blissful. I am ready for the rest of my day.
Yoga at the River’s Edge, a summer yoga series organized by the North and South Rivers Watershed Association, is one of a number of opportunities in the south suburbs to roll out that yoga mat in the great outdoors.