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Raheem Lewis grew up in the Baisley housing project in south-side Jamaica, Queens, a rough neighborhood riddled with gang and drug violence. His love for basketball and sports kept him from succumbing to a life as a "gangster", but in his neighborhood there were little economic and educational opportunities. He spent a lot of time "chillin' on the corner" wasting time. Everything changed when he was introduced to yoga, thanks to his teachers Eddie Stern and Deepak Chopra. Yoga has given him an escape route to focus and make better choices in his life. Raheem now works as a yoga teacher in the New York City public school system. He still chills on the corner, but now he does it with open eyes to help the other young men in his neighborhood realize there is more to life than drugs and violence.

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