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Updated: 06/08/2014 08:00:01AM

Yoga offers respite to patients

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SUN PHOTO BY BRENDA BARBOSA

Teacher Virginia Williamson teaches yoga to patients in the detox facility at Charlotte Behavioral Health Care in Punta Gorda. Each Monday, she guides students through a series of gentle movements and breathing exercises.

By BRENDA BARBOSA

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PUNTA GORDA — Every Monday afternoon, yoga teacher Virginia Williamson welcomes her students as they shuffle into a dimly lit room at Charlotte Behavioral Health Care.

The students are by no means seasoned yogis. For many, it’s their first introduction to yoga — an ancient practice aimed at uniting mind, body and spirit.

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