Yoga - Discovering my center
Art in Autumn
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By Matt Tate
and food will all be available. There will be free parking as well.
Finding my center is a bit difficult
Now I should preface that with
saying, this is the happiest time in
my life. I am a new father, have a
wonderful wife, working in a job I
love and furthering my journalism
education in the University of Mis-
souri graduate program.
But there are only so many hours
in a day. And each day requires that
I spend at least a portion of my time
devoted to each role I assume.
This leads me to my center. Some-
times I feel like it’s all over the place
and I want to know how I can find it
amid the hustle and bustle.
Weaverville Yoga, the town’s first
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yoga studio, opened recently on
Florida Avenue. My wife dips her
toes in the yoga pool from time to
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time and never once has she come
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away from a session not feeling re- Over 30 years experience!
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From an outsider’s perspective, I
thought she used it because it made
her feel more flexible, more agile.
Barbara Schauer teaches techniques.
Barbara Schauer at Weaverville
Yoga said flexibility is certainly one could have been miles away. make more sense, and I felt a har-
advantage of yoga. But there’s more As we cycled through the poses, monizing inertia when all the parts
than dexterity. There’s a metaphysi- she told the class what each turn of moved in tandem.
Same friendly faces & quick
cal aspect, an opportunity, she said, your body was achieving. As the class came to a halt, we lay
service that you’re used to,
to step back and take in the world. She said how we often carry stress- on our backs, and I again connected
She then added, “Yoga is a way to es in our hips. It dawned on me how within myself through deep, thera-
just at a new location.
center yourself.” my wife commented recently on my peutic breathing and light stretch-
A-ha. There’s the hook I longed gait and posture. She said I seemed ing. I thought about my family, my
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Schauer, one of five teachers at the crawling around the floor with an And with that, I let out one final
studio. I contorted my body in ways infant, it’s easy to see how the hips breath and stepped back into my
no one outside my home had ever are vulnerable to stress pools. everyday world with renewed vigor
seen. The session’s stretches got pro- and a sense of balance within my-
I breathed deeply, stretched gen- gressively more intense, but my en- self. We Clean
tly, letting the mellow tones carry durance was sustained and I found But I still can’t touch my toes
my mind away from everyday stress- myself wanting more time with each without grunting. Maybe next time.
es. Even though the studio is in the pose.
heart of downtown Weaverville, I Movements in my body began to
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Tribune editor Matt Tate relaxes.
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