Experience Magazine Article

The article is up and I’m so excited!

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Photo Shoot with Experience Magazine

We were very happy to get the request to promote yoga on Sint Maarten/St. Martin from Experience Magazine. We did the shoot of beautiful Nettle Bay dock and we loved working with Thierry Dehove.  Check out the video here:

How to Live Without Anxiety and Regret

How to live a happier,  healthier life – a health and wellness column by Erica Danielle in St. Maarten’s Daily Herald. Check it out every other Tuesday in the Health & Beauty section. Email to ask a question or to request a story on a health and wellness topic.

Be sure to pick up The Daily Herald to stay up-to-date on what’s going on in St. Maarten and the world.

photoTHE DAILY HERALD (St. Maarten) – Where do you spend most of your time? In your yesterdays, your tomorrows, or your todays? To find forgiveness, compassion and peace, begin to spend more time in the present moment.

 

People who live in their yesterdays are generally filled with grief, regret, and/or longing. Those filled with grief spend their time wishing that their lives had been different – that they had been treated better by someone or that bad times had not come their way. Those filled with regret replay their own negative actions over and over in their heads. They wish things could have been different, and that they could go back and change their mistakes. Those filled with longing cling to the “good old days.” They remember how great it was when business was booming or how amazing they used to be in sports.

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Energy and Inspiration with Virginie Burn

How to live a happier,  healthier life – a health and wellness column by Erica Danielle in St. Maarten’s Daily Herald. Check it out every other Tuesday in the Health & Beauty section.

Be sure to pick up The Daily Herald to stay up-to-date on what’s going on in St. Maarten and the world.

THE DAILY HERALD (St. Maarten)

“It’s not about losing 10 kilos in one month. It’s about gradual improvements in your fitness and keeping it up.”

– Virginie Burn

DSC_0459When it comes to fitness on Sint Maarten, Virginie Burn, owner and lead trainer at Z-Rock Fitness in Cupecoy, says: “We are better now than five years ago.” A great observation, and I have to agree. Indeed, in just one year, I’ve seen gyms get busier; more and more runners and bikers out on the road, and even my yoga classes have grown larger with people trying yoga for the first time.

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(Video) Learn Tripod Headstand

Are you new to tripod headstand. Have a look at this quick tutorial and send us your video. We’ll post your video response.

If you have questions about another pose, email us at info@breathesxm.com and we’ll prepare a video response for you.

 

Tripod Headstand Tutorial

New Saturday Morning Class at Karakter SXM

Breathe Yoga SXMGreat news! We’ve added a new class added to the Breathe Yoga SXM schedule. Join us at Karakter Sxm on Saturday mornings from 8.15-9.15. And for you late sleepers, the 10-11am class at Port de Plaisance is still there for you!

For more information on pricing and directions, click here.

Check out the Press Release for additional information here and in PDF form here.

Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

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How to live a happier,  healthier life – a health and wellness column by Erica Danielle in St. Maarten’s Daily Herald. Check it out every other Tuesday in the Health & Beauty section.

Be sure to pick up The Daily Herald to stay up-to-date on what’s going on in St. Maarten and the world.

THE DAILY HERALD (St. Maarten) It’s time to keep your New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again. Are you ready to commit to doing something for yourself starting January 1, 2014 (read that January 2, 2014 because, let’s be honest, it’s not going to happen on the 1st. Am I right or am I right)? Even more, are you ready to say that you met your resolution come December 31, 2014?

The truth is that we generally commit to do things for our New Years resolutions that we’ve previously failed at. New Years is a new start and a new opportunity to give our goals another go. Why then do so many of us completely forget about our resolutions just a few months after the New Year? And how do we actually accomplish these goals?

People who make resolutions typically fall into four categories. First, choose your category based on the descriptions below.

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Non-traditional Holiday Gift Ideas

How to live a happier, and healthier life – a health and wellness column by Erica Danielle in St. Maarten’s Daily Herald. Check it out every other Tuesday in the Health & Beauty section.

Be sure to pick up The Daily Herald to stay up-to-date on what’s going on in St. Maarten and the world.

Article - Yoga St. Maarten - St. Maarten classes Simpson Bay and Port de PlaisanceTHE DAILY HERALD (St. Maarten) A Few of My Favorite Things (Christmas Edition)

This year, I’ll be spending Christmas in Sint Maarten – away from my mother, sister, niece and grandmother. Home is where the heart is; and these women are my home in many ways, particularly during the holiday season.

As this column is all about living a happy, healthy life without spending a ton of money, I figured I’d write about inexpensive gift ideas. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I can barely remember a single material gift that I’ve ever received for Christmas. I don’t remember my favorite gifts from childhood, my teenage years, my twenties or gifts from my thirties (and I’m still in my thirties).

Here are the gifts that I do remember:

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Stick to Your Workout

How to live a happier, and healthier life – a new column by Erica Danielle in St. Maarten’s Daily Herald. Check it out every other Tuesday in the Health & Beauty section.

Be sure to pick up The Daily Herald to stay up-to-date on what’s going on in St. Maarten and the world.

TDH - Stick to your WorkoutTHE DAILY HERALD (St. Maarten) – What is it about sticking to a workout that even the most disciplined among us find so difficult? We’ve all been there (even those of us who’ve finally found a routine that works). You feel tired, heavy or perhaps you are simply not in love with the body you see in the mirror, so you decide to start working out…again.

Perhaps you try to get a friend to go on walks with you, but that doesn’t work out. Perhaps you join a fitness class, but then you find it too hard and you feel out of place. Maybe you buy sessions with a personal trainer, but you lose interest after two sessions. These are stories that I hear every single day. For some people, however, the commitment doesn’t go away. The last time she got started on a fitness kick…well, she’s still on that kick, and she looks fabulous. What changed? And how can you make a commitment to your fitness and health and finally stick to it?

This article is going to walk your through the five steps you need to take to create lasting change with your fitness.

1. Examine your excuses.

Make a list of all your excuses. Next, whenever you hear yourself using one, ignore it and do your workout. The most common excuses are: 1) no one will do it with me. 2) I don’t know what to do. 3) I don’t have enough time. 4) I’ll do it tomorrow.

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Letting Go of Anger

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How to live a happier, and healthier life – a new column by Erica Danielle in St. Maarten’s Daily Herald. Check it out every other Tuesday in the Health & Beauty section.

Be sure to pick up The Daily Herald today. You’ll find great articles including one discussing important considerations for Diabetes patients.

THE DAILY HERALD (St. Maarten) – “Being angry is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”   –       Unknown

Anger is a very tricky emotion. Often when we feel it, we believe that we have every right to feel it. We justify our anger with thoughts like: How many times do I have to tell this person not to do that? Is it even possible that someone could drive in such an unsafe manner? I can’t believe I trusted such a dishonest person.

There’s one big problem with anger. As the quote above makes clear, anger hurts the holder of it more than the person to whom it is directed. Have you ever been angry with a bad driver only to realize that he/she is singing along with a song on the radio and completely unaware that he/she had made you mad? Have you ever felt seething anger toward your ex, only to find out that he/she has moved on to the next relationship? You are burning mad, and for what?

Our thoughts and emotions have a physical effect on our lives and our bodies. Negative thoughts like anger fill our bodies with catabolic energy. This is destructive and harmful energy that drains your vitality for living your best life.

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