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This is what mornings sound like at a school in Maryland.
But, here, before opening their books
-- breathe in like a balloon, fill your lungs --
the students take part in a mindfulness exercise.
Mindfulness means being aware of your environment while keeping quiet and calm.
It is meant to be an experience in which you pay attention only to the present.
Deep breathing exercises help achieve mindfulness.