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09/09/06

Yoga for Peace

Savannah's group joins yoga students all over the world. Savannah's group joins yoga students all over the world.

Yoga students and teachers from around the Coastal Empire are practicing for peace. On Saturday morning, they gathered in Forsyth Park for Savannah's first annual Yoga for Peace Event.

Students of all abilities performed 108 sun salutations as a call for peace and to honor and remember the victims of September 11, 2001.

"The sun salutations, we did 108 of them,which is the number of beads on a mala. A mala is like a prayer necklace or prayer beads, so by doing 108 sun salutations, we're sending out prayers for peace in the world," explained Savannah's Yoga for Peace director, Ann Carroll.

Savannah's group joins yoga students all over the world, including New York, Santa Cruz, California, Germany and Bali. They hope to make Yoga for Peace an annual event.

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