The New Story

The Neverending Nuisances of Life

Yoga Freedom

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The ants are everywhere. Mosquitoes buzzing in our ears, flies of all sizes, scorpions scurrying out from dry hiding places, spider communities weaving condominiums of webs in the garden. It’s rainy season in Guatemala, and all our insect friends are seeking shelter.

Furthermore, we are all getting older with each passing moment. Aches and pains come with greater frequency. Just this week, I tripped on the stairs and twisted my ankle. It was sore for two days, immediately followed by the arrival of an intense stabbing sensation in my upper back that made me feel elderly, as it caused excruciating pain whenever I tried to reach for something or bend over. Gradually, it’s getting better, though the soreness is still there.

Do you ever have the feeling that “someday” — after you get through the current difficulty — life will be good again? Just…

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Living from the Heart, Michelle's Memoir, Poetry

The Chronology of Cuarentena

24 March. When will it end? I wonder though trying not to. Trying to be present. Being present. Two different things. 25 March. We all want to know: what does the future hold? There's a sense of nostalgia (for two weeks ago, a month ago, last year, childhoods of decades past). It's a time of… Continue reading The Chronology of Cuarentena

Interbeing, Living from the Heart, Poetry, wisdom quotes

Love in the time of Corona

Gracias a esta montañita Thanks be to this little mountain Verde bosquecito tranquilo Green tranquil little forest Gracias a mi familia por sus besos y abrazos Thanks be to my family for their kisses and hugs Where would I be without you? Not here Thank you, yoga and breath For anchoring me all these years… Continue reading Love in the time of Corona

Michelle's Memoir, New Paradigm in Practice

Something for your Mind

15 years ago today, I lost my mind. Yes, 2005 was fifteen years ago. Nervous breakdown; manic episode; pursued by police; committed to the state psychiatric hospital. Long story short. I've written about it extensively over the years, to process, to attempt to understand, to remember, to document. There are lots of things I don't… Continue reading Something for your Mind

Dharma Teachings, Interbeing, Metta, Poetry, Relating

Metamorphasis Now

When a caterpillar enters its chrysalis, it dissolves itself, quite literally, into liquid. In this state, what was a caterpillar and will be a butterfly is neither one nor the other, it’s a sort of living soup. Within this living soup are the imaginal cells that will catalyse its transformation into winged maturity. May the… Continue reading Metamorphasis Now

Hatha Yoga Practice, New Paradigm in Practice

You need Yoga Nidra {Guided Deep Relaxation}

Yoga Nidra, the “sleep of the yogis,” is a powerful meditation practice. It’s an awesomely relaxing yogic power nap. Here’s how to do it: Lie down on your back in savasana, corpse pose. Take a few deep inhales and exhale loudly through the mouth. Let your body and mind relax. (It’s often said that savasana… Continue reading You need Yoga Nidra {Guided Deep Relaxation}