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Lions Roar : July 2008
SHAMBHALA SUN JULY 2008 57 throughout the day. Slowly, Molly says, they came to understand even the more subtle aspects of yoga: controlled movements, breathing, resting, and stillness. When Molly debriefs the children at the end of each class, she usually asks them what kind of special place they went to during shavasana. Often they describe “flying” to their homes, seeing mothers or fathers or grandparents who had died. Sometimes they go to the zoo, or to a park that may or may not really exist. It is, says Molly, the first step in teaching children to take control of their happiness and their thoughts. She finds that if they can give themselves enough space they can move away from painful thoughts to ones that give them energy and strength. In a place so full of suffering, the comfort this simple routine provides is immeasurable. Today, the remnants of Afghanistan’s ancient Buddhist history are almost all gone, but the yoga of compassion can still be found in the shadows of this war-torn coun- try. It survives in a way more powerful than the physical beauty of the grand facades destroyed at Bamiyan, and more valuable than any Buddhist statue destroyed in the Kabul museum. Compassion is alive and well in a cold, crowded, forgotten orphan- age in Kabul. It is alive in the hearts and minds of a dozen children who lay still with eyes closed, palms outstretched, and smiles creeping across their faces. ♦ JULY 52-57.indd 57 JULY 52-57.indd 57 4/25/08 11:41:35 AM 4/25/08 11:41:35 AM