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}

Communicating, Living from the Heart, New Paradigm in Practice, tarot, The New Story

4 Intention Cards for 2020

Reposted from Elephant Journal (Read full post) 1. Winter (January, February, March): The Empress Earth Mother, thank you for giving us all that you give. Balanced red root chakra, may we feel safe and secure. May we be fully who we are. May we learn to hold onto things less tightly. To have more patience… Continue reading 4 Intention Cards for 2020

Guatemala, mayan calendar, wisdom quotes

The trecena of Ix: 13 days of earth magic

Feel the energy from the sky coming down into your heart on the exhale. Feel the energy of the earth coming up into your heart with each inhale. Feel where your body connects to the ground, to Mother Earth. Notice sensations in the physical body. Listen to the sounds all around: your breath, the breeze,… Continue reading The trecena of Ix: 13 days of earth magic

Communicating, Dharma Teachings, Living from the Heart, Relating, The New Story

Breathing in Inspiration

To inspire. To inhale. To breathe in life, presence, peace. Inspiration, in the form of creative inspiration, the itch to write, paint, draw, sketch, sculpt, sing, dance, practice meditation, CREATE, comes and goes. Wouldn't it be too exhausting if we were constantly inspired? Constant happiness and pleasure and perfection, building a soft nest around ourselves… Continue reading Breathing in Inspiration

Interbeing, Living from the Heart, Michelle's Memoir, The New Story

Summer Moon, Stars & Sun

Nineteen years ago, I was 2O. And depressed about it. The simple fact of my birthday launched me into my first bout of "clinical" [i.e. serious, prolonged and intense] depression. It was not to be the last. Stuck in the gray quicksand of despondency, shell shocked after so many years of being sheltered, shepherded and… Continue reading Summer Moon, Stars & Sun

Desire, Dharma Teachings, New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story

How to Escape Your Life

Well, of course, you can't. But I did and many have, through one simple, powerful action. Leaving the country. Expats may "escape", consciously or unwittingly, from their day-to-day geography, but life is life and there is no actual escape. Life is work and play and everything else. Enough with the departmentalizing. Life is flowing all… Continue reading How to Escape Your Life