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Slacklining teaches area kids emotional, physical balance

Jesse Goldman of Slack-Librium showed students at Francine Delany New School for Children how to be balanced -- physically and emotionally -- with just a piece of nylon tied between two trees. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

Slacklining is emerging in area schools to help students with mindfulness.

Jesse Goldman of Slack-Librium showed students at Francine Delany New School for Children how to be balanced -- physically and emotionally -- with just a piece of nylon tied between two trees.

Slacklining has been around since the '70s and requires a great deal of concentration. Jesse said the activity teaches children how to focus and have patience.

"I feel like the process of how to slackline shows you that if you apply your focus and attention, you can teach yourself to do anything," Jesse explained.

"With slacklining, you fall off and you mess up a lot," student Adawehi said. "So, it teaches you how you can mess up but persevere at the same time."

Jesse offers slackline classes at Asheville Middle School, Montford North Star Academy and Francine Delaney.

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