Tag Archives: yoga

Now.

by cheri block I am trying as mightily as a yoga master to stay in the present moment. It’s hard when your inconsiderate neighbor’s yappy dog continues to bark. Bark. Bark, Bark. Pause. Motorized vehicle. Pitched irritated bark. Another motorized … Continue reading

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The Present Moment

by cheri block Yoga has taught me to push my mind back to the present moment every time it strays. I find this effort rewarding but challenging. Staying in the present moment is experiential; that is, we guide ourselves into, … Continue reading

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Lowfat or nonfat Yoga

by cheri block I wore a sleeveless dress to a holiday affair last night. For that newfound freedom, I thank yoga. I’ve become the most obnoxious kind of convert, telling everyone, including Joanie, the Chinese owner of USA Cleaners, about … Continue reading

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Мой Девятый Класс Йоги ( My Ninth Yoga Class)

by cheri block In the yoga studio last Tuesday evening, I moved to a new location—the front row. My mindset went like this: I must displace the large Czech women who like to dominate that front row. My strategy will … Continue reading

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My Sixth Yoga Class

by cheri block I usually arrive at my yoga class early, partly to avoid the traffic and also to find a spot on the floor where I can see the teacher. I’m only 5 feet 1 inch tall and about … Continue reading

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My Fifth Yoga Class

by cheri block I left my yoga class Tuesday evening shaking my head. While the class had been satisfying as I stretched new muscles into forms my body has never experienced before, there had been an annoying interruption. Let me … Continue reading

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