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Under the trees, by the river, a peaceful place to yoga

Clockwise from top, Debbie Ladas and Karen Munkley stretch high doing yoga outside, while Jeanine Weaver and Annie Massed go low.
Clockwise from top, Debbie Ladas and Karen Munkley stretch high doing yoga outside, while Jeanine Weaver and Annie Massed go low. Photos by Debee Tlumacki for The Boston Globe

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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.

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