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Thursday

2

July 2015

WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO

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I teach to purify and uplift. Why do you do what you do? Sometimes your passion burns out and you have to re-inspire yourself and ask why you do what you do to get you back to the root of the reason. Remember why you started. When the passion burns out ask yourself why. It’s taking a step back and being mindful. Set the ego aside, and get depth in your reasoning.

Here are a few statements to get you thinking:

I am a _________.
Examples: Healer, lover, warrior, inspiration, supporter, game changer.

I do what I do to __________.
Examples: Heal, love, be strong, inspire, support, make change, help and restore.

I _________ to ___________ .
Examples: I blog to inspire change. I cook to create a healthy lifestyle for my family. I create videos to express my passion for yoga.

Xx love and light.

Wednesday

1

July 2015

VIDEO: 9-MINUTE YOGA FOR TONED LEGS

Written by , Posted in Yoga

A 9-minute yoga sequence for toned legs:

Vinyasa
Warrior 1
Warrior 2
Peaceful Warrior

Vinyasa
Tree Pose
Warrior 3
Half Moon
Standing Split

xx love & light.

I believe in the luxury of higher thoughts, movement, and self-care for the mind, body, beauty.

Filmed by: Cyril Mahe


Sunina Young is a Mind Body Beauty Blogger, Yoga + SLT Megaformer Instructor, and Model in New York City.

♡ http://www.sunina.com
♡ http://instagram.com/suninayoung
♡ http://facebook.com/sunina
♡ http://twitter.com/suninayoung

 

Monday

29

June 2015

FORGET ME NOT ♡

Written by , Posted in Happiness, Self-Care

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A look into what I consider my bible: ACIM, a block of text from my lesson this morning:

Let me not forget my function. I would not forget my function, because I would remember my Self. I cannot fulfill my function if I forget it. And unless I fulfilled my function, I will not experience the joy that God intends for me. Suitable specific forms of this idea include:
• Let me not use this to hide my function from me.
• this may threaten my ego, but cannot change my function in any way.

My interpretation from my ACIM reading: You tune back to yourself by staying in touch with your inner world. Remember when you do not feel happy it is a hint that something is off path and you need to reconnect, redirect. Start each day with a grateful heart. Then realize your function, your purpose. Let go of the ego/fear based thoughts and actions. Do what excites you, scares you. That what your next task to do is. We all have a function and a job to fulfill. It is when we feel fulfilled is when we are doing our job. When we feel anxious, lost, tired, fatigued, is when we have not checked in. Our work should make us feel energized, happy, and fulfilled.

Let me not forget my function. ♡

Xx love and light.

Wednesday

24

June 2015

VIDEO: 9-MINUTE TURN DOWN YOGA FOR DEEP SLEEP

Written by , Posted in Self-Care, Sunina

9-Minute sequence to tone down and relax. Yoga for better sleep, for insomnia, for energy to settle down when you can’t sleep.

Sequence:
Meditation
Balasana – Child’s Pose + Variations
Virasana – Hero
Dandasana – Staff
Forward Bend – Janu Sirasana
Bound Angle Pose – Baddha Konasana
Reclined Goddess – Supta Baddha Konasana
Corpse Pose – Savasana

xx love & light.

I believe in the luxury of higher thoughts, movement, and self-care for the mind, body, beauty.

Filmed by: Cyril Mahe

Monday

22

June 2015

SCHEDULE TIME FOR INNER WORK

Written by , Posted in Clarity, Inner Purity

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Monday mornings are for planning out and scheduling the week, right?? Looking at priorities, things to do (and at times tackle)..

It’s been a few weeks, and it is when I am without, that I realize how important scheduling inner work is. Mindful movement is the most fulfilling type of movement. When I do the inner work, I am more compassionate, more unattached to results, and more aware.

It’s is one of the best suggestions I’ve gotten for self-care which has stuck with me since its been shared with me. And I want to share it with you here on the blog.

If you use your apple calendar, iPhone calendar, or even your pen/pencil planner: schedule in a time once a week or twice a week for your inner work. Inner work can include reading, meditating, relaxing with affirmations, journaling, just any type of quiet time with yourself. One hour is amazing.

My mentor once re-quoted: “You should sit in meditation twenty minutes everyday – unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.”

Self-care at its best:) mind your heart and soul, as that is where true beauty is rooted from.

Xx love and light.

Thursday

18

June 2015

MICHI BRAND AMBASSADOR ♡

Written by , Posted in Sexy Tone, Sunina, Work

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Feeling excited and blessed to announce my ambassadorship with one of my favorite fitness brands, Michi!

Everyday I am in fitness gear, and yet I do not work out everyday! I love the comfort and low-key style. It is my number 1 tip for you if you are trying to tone up or live a healthier lifestyle because it actually influences you to want to workout when you are in activewear!

Of all activewear brands, Michi is one that understands sexy.

I love how they understand the shape of a woman and it accentuates you in all the right places.

Yes, they have bikinis!

Look & feel like a perfect 10 ♡
Code: ‘Team_Young’ for 10% off on www.michiny.com

Xx Love & light

Thursday

18

June 2015

VIDEO: 10-MINUTE YOGA WORKOUT FOR SPLITS

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This 10-minute Yoga sequence is aimed to clarify the mind and release tension in the hips! Beauty glows from within.

Sequence:
Vinyasa Flow to Pigeon
Vinyasa Flow to Pyramid to Splits

xx love & light.

I believe in the luxury of higher thoughts, movement, and self-care for the mind, body, beauty.

Filmed by: Cyril Mahe

Monday

15

June 2015

GREATEST TEACHERS: DIFFICULT PEOPLE

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The most difficult people you cross paths with are the greatest teachers for your personal growth. Know when to stay in the situation and know when you are ready to graduate from it.

The angriest and the most resistant to love are the ones that need it the most.

Are you patient enough to see beyond the difficult situations and people? How do you look above your own cloudiness so you don’t get intertwined with the turmoil? Because above that thick cloud is peace. If you can see above and beyond you don’t have to be involved with the chaos that comes with the difficult people / situations.

Stretch, breath, let go and let God ♡

Wednesday

10

June 2015

VIDEO: 6-MINUTE JUMP START CARDIO YOGA

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Get your cardio on first thing in the morning! 6-Minute Cardio Yoga.

Sun Salutation Vinyasa – done 6x.
Inhale, hands up.
Exhale, forward fold.
Inhale, flat back.
Exhale, jump back to chaturanga* (option to step back to plank, then chaturanga).
Inhale, upward facing dog.
Exhale, downward facing dog.
Inhale, jump forwards to a flat back.
Exhale, forward fold.
Inhale, hands up.
Exhale, Tadasana (mountain pose).

*do not jump back to plank, jump back to a push-up position. If it is too challenging, step back to plank one foot at a time.

xx love & light.

I believe in the luxury of higher thoughts, movement, and self-care for the mind, body, beauty.

Filmed by: Cyril Mahe


Sunina Young is a Mind Body Beauty Blogger, Yoga + SLT Megaformer Instructor, and Model in New York City.

♡ http://www.sunina.com
♡ http://instagram.com/suninayoung
♡ http://facebook.com/sunina
♡ http://twitter.com/suninayoung

 

Friday

5

June 2015

FLATTERY = CRITICISM

Written by , Posted in Clarity, Self-Care, Strength

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Experiencing true self-love means both the flattery and criticism you are sometimes faced with have zero power to shift your self-perception.

You don’t get big in the head over flattery, you don’t get hurt by criticism. You honor yourself and only allow that kind of power be exclusive you.

Here are some tips to find this type of clarity separated into mind, body, beauty sections:

Mind
-Meditate
-Read your favorite books
-Release both good/bad judgement as they come to you.
-Greet the morning by counting blessings

Body
-Do Yoga.
-Eat Clean.
-Eat the gluteus things you love in moderation.
-Have healthy body goals set for yourself.
-Embrace body challenging workouts.

Beauty
-Take care of your skin morning / night.
-Learn and do your own at-home facials.
-Accept your ‘flaws’.
-Highlight your best features with makeup:)
-Enjoy being makeup-less when you want/can.

Xx love & light.

Wednesday

3

June 2015

VIDEO: 9-MINUTE YOGA FOR ABS

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Yoga for ab tightening, flattening, strengthing!

This is a 9-Minute ab workout you can do anywhere for a quick ab fix.

Vinyasa Flow featuring:
Knee to Elbow
Shoulder Taps in Plank
Malasana
Navasana
Cherry Pickers
Bicycle Crunches

believe in the luxury of higher thoughts, movement, and self-care for the mind, body, beauty.

Filmed by: Cyril Mahe

Sunina Young is a Mind Body Beauty Blogger, Yoga + SLT Megaformer Instructor, and Model in New York City.

♡ http://www.sunina.com
♡ http://instagram.com/suninayoung
♡ http://facebook.com/sunina
♡ http://twitter.com/suninayoung

 

Thursday

28

May 2015

YOU ARE EXACTLY WHERE YOU NEED TO BE

Written by , Posted in Clarity, Inner Purity, Strength

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You are exactly where you need to be. Release thoughts of the past and future, live in today and now. Trust in all the steps and growth that need to happen in order for you to reach the next level of awareness, the next level of success at your work or in your personal relationships.

Everyone is doing their best from their level of awareness -Deepak Chopra

Photo: Warrior 3
Outfit: Spiritual Gangster shirt, Club Monaco denim, Stella McCartney by Adidas leggings, Isabel Marant sneakers.
Location: West Side Highway, NYC
Photography: David Tufino

Xx Love & light.

Wednesday

27

May 2015

VIDEO: 7-MINUTE CALMING ENERGIZING BRIDAL YOGA

Written by , Posted in Body, Clarity, Happiness, Inspiration

Happy hump day! A video on YouTube is up today.

We’re officially in wedding season!

Learn a breathing technique to calm your nerves. Do a yoga sequence that energizes and opens up your heart. Perfect for a special occasion like your wedding day or even on for a first date! Open up your heart, relax the mind.

In video:
Meditation with intention
Child’s Pose
Vinyasa Flow
Rockstar

Filmed by Cyril Mahe.

Wednesday

20

May 2015

VIDEO: 5-MINUTE FULL BODY TONE YOGA

Written by , Posted in Body, Sexy Tone, Strength, Weight Loss

Featuring a new video today on YouTube:)

I am excited about this one because you can follow along as I am speaking and moving through the sequence with you. Woo!

The Full Body Toning Yoga Sequence,
Vinyasa Flow:
Warrior 1
Warrior 2
Peaceful Warrior
Low Lunge
High Lunge

I believe in the luxury of higher thoughts, movement, and self-care for the mind, body, beauty.

Filmed by: Cyril Mahe

xx love & light

Monday

11

May 2015

MOVEMENT + STILLNESS

Written by , Posted in Clarity, Inner Purity, Inspiration

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Wherever you go in the midst of movement and activity, carry your stillness within you.

With this awareness, outer circumstances or any chaotic situations could overshadow your inner calm. You have full control of your mind, body. You have full control of your actions and reactions in any situation.

When you are busy and going about your day, keep stillness in mind. This will keep stress away.

Access your stillness and your pure creativity by meditating. The noise silences, the answers to your questions surface, fear floats away.

Make time for your self everyday. It could be a moving meditation like yoga, a jog by yourself for silence and cardio, a facial, meditation..

Mega tip & reminder for the day<: start your day with a 30-minute meditation, end it with a 30-minute meditation.

Xx love and light.

Wednesday

6

May 2015

MY FEAR IS MY STRENGTH

Written by , Posted in Clarity, Strength

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My fear is my strength.

When I was younger I had a fear of speaking in front of people. My voice would get shaky, my mind would go blank. My voice hinted at shyness. I remember a handful of times I would have to say, “I am not shy, I am soft-spoken”. Because, I knew what I felt inside and it was not shyness it was the exact opposite: fiery, open.

I ran into this fear, as I’m sure many of us do, many times in life. Whether it’s for a presentation for work, speaking in front of friends or family, speaking in front of a big group for whatever occasion. I recognized this fear, and I kept creeping towards it.

As a Yoga teacher, and SLT Pilates instructor I can say I’ve really overcome my fear of speaking in front of a group of people. It of course creeps up sometimes but I know how to manage it so that my voice isn’t shaky, and my mind doesn’t go blank. Lol.

This fear has led me to now what I believe is my strength. A strength muscle that I work on many times during the week, a muscle I can continuously work to improve. How I overcame? Practice.

Another fear, going upside down physically! It’s been a year since I’ve been practicing handstand. This photo is my first hollow back. The way I overcame this specific fear of hollowing back was simple.. I just did it! Sometimes you just have to go for it. Nike said it best: just do it. It helped that the wonderful person behind the camera encouraged it. Surround yourself with good people who cheer you on!

What is your fear? Do you believe that your feelings of fear is a nudge for you to walk towards it to face and to overcome?

Tips to review from this post on how to overcome your fears is very simple:)
1) Practice
2) Just do it.

Xx love & light.

Photo: David Tufino

Monday

4

May 2015

STAY INSPIRED

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Feeling inspired! It’s significant to keep going. You draw up this big plan, and that big plan may not happen right away, but you realize exactly why it doesn’t happen right away: you realize after some time has passed and some of the essential steps and at times leaps have been taken. You take your journey and look back, and you are thankful that things didn’t happen right away. The essential steps are what you needed in order for the things that are happening now to happen, and for you to appreciate it, and for you to be ready for it.

Know your value, never underestimate your talents, and stay focused on your vision.

Feeling blessed and grateful. Trust that life is giving you exactly what you need practice in.

Xx love & light.

Photo: David Tufino

Saturday

2

May 2015

MY WORKOUT REGIMEN

Written by , Posted in Body, Sexy Tone, Strength, Weight Loss

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I love walking. I walk everywhere. I love hiking. I need to feel inspired to take a yoga class, when I go, I never regret it- especially at savasana:)

I take an SLT class once a week.

I take two yoga flow classes a week.

So in total, I workout 3 times a week.

I eat whatever I crave. That can mean green juice in the morning, and pizza at night. I consciously look for healthy foods in the morning. Starting the day light changes everything. I don’t believe in diets. I believe in cookies and quinoa, Rice Krispie treats and acai bowls, s’mores and green juice… You’ve got to stay sane! I do however admit that I crave the healthier foods more than the not so healthy foods.

xx love & light.

Photo: David Tufino

Thursday

30

April 2015

AUTHENTIC SELF

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WHO_7556_1 Be yourself.

When you are working for a ‘competitive edge’, trying so hard to be different, and plain simply being competitive with another person or a group of people, a business, etc.- you are not working from an authentic place. You are pulling from a place inside you that thinks some people are special and others aren’t. You are thinking levels, instead of acknowledging that no one being is above or below you. You are discrediting your own unique skills and talents.

The fateful excuse of ‘this market is saturated’, only leads to giving up before you’ve even tried. In any market, you will be different if you are working from an authentic place. You will have something completely unique to offer if you are just simply being your authentic self, because there is not one single person in the world that is exactly like you. Not a single person has the exact struggles, accords, familial upbringing, experiences as you do, that make you unique. Every tiny detail you may overlook about yourself are the collection of experiences you’ve had, lessons you’ve learned, that you are expressing everyday in the energy and vibes that you give. No one has the same exact touch, the same exact ideas, the same exact execution as you.

It is not what you do, it is how you do it. Everyone has something unique to offer, and a unique experience to share. Keep going:)

xx love & light.

Photo: David Tufino

Wednesday

22

April 2015

VIDEO: SLIM WAIST YOGA

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Power oblique movements intermixed with classic vinyasa, aimed to slim the waist, and calm the mind in this simple 5 minute sequence.

Music:
-La Belle Et Le Bad Boy by MC Solaar
-Juicy (Remix Instrumental)

Filmed By:
Cyril Mahe

Love & Light

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