“Coralpalooza” 2017, an event organized by STINAPA Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire took place yesterday, June 3rd. Volunteers helped clean the various coral nurseries on Bonaire and Klein. This video features the Harbour Village site and we were lucky to have the STINAPA Bonaire Junior Rangers participate! Thanks to GAB dive shop crew and manager Christine Ball.
We have a gentle and encouraging Yoga instructor.Her lessons serve us well on and off the mat.
1) Find your balance
3) Be in the moment
4) Create space
5) Nice and stay
6) Be aware
8) Feel the sensation
9) Don’t judge
10) Just let go
“Namaste” What does it mean?
The gesture (a slight bow and hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointing upwards, thumbs close to the chest) and word is used mainly throughout India, Nepal, and parts of Asia.We use it in Yoga class.
It is a respectful way of greeting hello and saying goodbye.
It can also translate to:
“I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides.”
“I honor the place in you of light, of love, of truth, and peace.”
(Yeah, that one word means a whole lot, but it’s a great saying none the less.)
The flag of Bonaire was adopted on December 11, 1981, and consists of a large blue triangle in the lower right corner and a smaller yellow triangle in the upper left corner. They are separated by a white strip containing a black compass and red six-pointed star.
The blue and yellow triangles represent the sea and sun, respectively, while the white represents the sky. The black compass symbolizes the population of Bonaire who come from the four corners of the world, and the red six-pointed star symbolizes the original six villages of Bonaire – Antriol, Nikiboko, Nort Saliña, Playa, Rincon and Tera Korá. The red, white and blue colors are also a display of loyalty towards the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Almost missing your connection shouldn’t be the only time you work up a sweat on vacation. We get it: your travel plans might make you tempted to forget about your workout routine.Especially if it’s an “active” vacation like a scuba diving trip.
Scuba Diving may not burn enough calories to make up for the extra indulgences we treat ourselves to when vacationing.“PADI has done quite a bit of research on this, and estimates that an average shore-dive in temperate water burns as much as 600 calories per hour — the same as jogging. However, a leisurely boat dive in warm, tropical waters burns about 300 calories an hour.”(scuba diving magazine)
About the same calories as one Margarita!So, if you want to maintain and not gain on your vacation, try these simple tips to keep in shape on the go:
After a long trip, your muscles tend to be tighter than ever. When you get to your gate, ward off lower-back soreness with a forward fold: Bend at the hips and fall forward, and swing arms side to side. Stand up and stretch on the flight. Once you arrive at your destination, help your body and mind reset with a couple of yoga stretches like: downward dog and the child’s pose.
Scope out the fitness scene and try a new class.You will have a more authentic stay by meeting some of the locals.
Wake up a half hour early and do a 30 minute jog along the sea or a few exercises to rev up your metabolism.Jumping jacks, lunges and planking and you can be finished before the hotel gym opens.
You can also windsurf, ride a bike, swim, kayak, or SUPboard. Try something new on vacation, and burn a few calories while you’re at it.
Living near the beach may come with an extra perk: better health!
A new study analyzed information from more than 48 million people in England and found that the nearer they lived to the coast, the more likely people were to report good health within the past year.
The results held even after the researchers took into account possible health factors such as age, sex, socioeconomic status, and whether they lived near parks or other green spaces.
In one experiment, at the University of Exeter’s European Centre for the Environment and Human Health, the study participants were shown photographs of ocean views, green fields or cities, and asked how much they were willing to pay for a hotel room with each of those views. People were willing to pay more for the room with an ocean view, the results showed.
If you don’t live on a coast, you can benefit from vacationing there!