115. Empowering Ourselves and Our Youth Through Mindfulness Practices with Ali Smith

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How can mindfulness and yoga help us develop patience, empathy and more clarity? This week, we chat with Ali Smith, co-founder and executive director of the Holistic Life Foundation, all about the importance of these practices not only for adults, but for the kids in our lives, too.

For the past 20 years, the Holistic Life Foundation has been teaching mindfulness techniques, breathwork and principles of yoga to thousands of at-risk kids in Baltimore schools.

In our conversation, Ali shares the impactful work of the Holistic Life Foundation and what kids need most from the adults in their lives. We talk about the lessons imparted by Ali’s Uncle Will and the importance of meeting people where they are at, ways to strengthen our self-awareness, the practice of loving others from a distance (Bhakti yoga), the power of reciprocal teaching, and so much more.

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