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Sunday

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December 2016

Thursday

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December 2016

SOOTHING PRENATAL YOGA

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Happy December! It is my final month of pregnancy and I am so grateful for my experience thus far that I wanted to share some prenatal yoga movements that have helped maintain and soothe my overall relaxation within the past 9 months!

Here is my personal collection, I call it Soothing Prenatal Yoga Glow, featuring meditation, poses to soothe the lower back, soothe belly weight, relieve tight hips, and soothe the full body.

My latest vlog post coming this Friday 12/2, that’s tomorrow, on YouTube will feature most of the moves here– so stay tuned for that!

xx love & light

 

Saturday

26

November 2016

VIDEO: HOW TO MEDITATE + 35 WEEKS PREGNANT PHOTO SHOOT AND BABY SHOWER

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Hi guys! This week was my Purple Rain baby shower (coincidentally Prince got the AMA for Purple Rain the evening of the shower!), and my 2nd maternity shoot! I also teach you how to meditate in less than 30 seconds 🙂 Follow along my week of mind, body, beauty highlights. Keep the #heysunina hashtag going for any questions for me + any video ideas you’d like to see!

xx love & light.

 

Friday

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November 2016

Friday

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November 2016

VIDEO: MY FIRST LIFESTYLE VLOG

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It’s my first lifestyle vlog and I’m so excited to share it with you! A more in depth, candid look into my daily self-care habits delivered each week on Friday!

There is a giveaway, so watch until the end to find out how to enter 🙂

Join me as I shop, scrub, meditate, mask, work out, get ready.. and more at 8 months pregnant! xo

 

Friday

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October 2016

VIDEO: MY WORKOUT REGIMEN + MATERNITY WORKOUT STYLE AT 31 WEEKS PREGNANT

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I am sharing my personal workout regimen along with workout items by Carbon 38 great for before, during, and after pregnancy! See how and what I work out in.

Mind: Meditation, and the books I use
Body: SLT + Prenatal Yoga, watch how I modify.
Beauty: I talk about where TRUE BEAUTY comes from.

Wait until the end for my fun announcement which I talked about in my last video + the end credits for details on Carbon 38 pieces.

Carbon 38 Links:
(Discount Code: SUNINAYOU50)

CARBON38 INTERVAL BASIC TANK
http://crbn38.co/2fmCyx1

FREE PEOPLE MOVEMENT INTUITION LEGGING
http://crbn38.co/2eCPaz9

BEYOND YOGA LIFT & SUPPORT BRA
http://crbn38.co/2fdQtX9

CARBON38 KIMIKO HIGH NECK DRESS
http://crbn38.co/2eCNIg4

xx love & light

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

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October 2016

VIDEO: MIND BODY BEAUTY HIGHLIGHTS AT 30 WEEKS PREGNANT: ORGANIC SKINCARE

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I have two special videos for you today! One is a talk with Co-CEO of Glow Recipe about a rejuvenated skincare routine while I am pregnant, in my third and final trimester. And the other, is your regularly scheduled video within the Mind Body Beauty Series- Week 30!

Enjoy and let me know if you try out any of the products!

xx love and light.

Friday

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October 2016

Friday

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October 2016

Friday

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September 2016

Friday

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September 2016

VIDEO: MIND BODY BEAUTY HIGHLIGHTS AT 26 WEEKS PREGNANT

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Here are some of my Mind Body Beauty video takeaways from the week~

Mantra for the week: Choose to be calm amongst the chaos

Body: prenatal yoga, learn to move with your new growing body

Beauty: I LOVE my plump, vibrant, hydrated skin after the 7-day Korean sheet mask challenge.

10-day Mystery Mask by Glow Recipe:
http://bit.ly/2d5UHyT

Glow Recipe website: http://bit.ly/1jvtfJv

xx love & light

Friday

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September 2016

Friday

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September 2016

Tuesday

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August 2016

PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENT; 1ST TRIMESTER EXPERIENCE REVEAL

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12 purple roses for the month of December; 20 weeks pregnant ♀

So happy to finally reveal my pregnancy and to share some Mind Body Beauty topics on my experience so far.

To start, I am so happy and grateful for all of the blessings that have unfolded the past few years and all of the things that led up to it. Blessings are given to you when you are open for and truly ready.

I am currently in my 2nd trimester of 20 weeks/5 months and I am SO happy to be here because I am feeling great.

This post topic will be on the first trimester (Week 1-13/First 3 months).

So! Here we go. To say it in one phrase to describe the 1st trimester: ‘Beautiful Nightmare’. My husband Ray and I were so ecstatic, and while I was beyond grateful, I was also terribly sick, nauseous, fatigued, and bloated! Ha- all of the greatest things that come with the 1st trimester. To stay afloat I did my best to go on with my day to day activities. Here is how:

MIND: I wrote one serenity styled prayer in my moleskin and read it a few times a week. I also had affirmations in the notes section of my iPhone which I read nightly. Here is one example that I love: “There is perfect coordination in every part of my body because the Spirit of perfection is acting in and through me.” This specific affirmation can be used by anyone- whether you are pregnant or not.

BODY: I continued to work out and I think this is what saved me. Pre-pregnancy I did SLT once or twice a week, Yoga once or twice a week. During my pregnancy I did SLT at least once a week; Yoga at least once a week although some weeks were skipped. I felt really good while in class and did all workout moves as normal since I didn’t have a bump yet. During this time I got weekly body massages as well. I remained the same weight during the 1st trimester.

It is very good to try and stay in the same level of activity you are accustomed to once you get pregnant. It’s okay to ease up a bit but to stop completely  is not necessary nor is it benefical for you. It is most beneficial to continue on with your normal activities as long as you are mindful in your movements and confident in your workout.

BEAUTY: As soon as I found out I was pregnant I decided to become a monthly member of Ling Skincare so that I could see my esthetician every month consistently. I wanted to make sure I didn’t fall off the wagon with this one. During this time my skin was extremely dry and sensitive so I am glad I decided to get the extra help each month.

Below photo is at 10 weeks pregnant; no bump just a little more bloated than normal:

IMG_2455 On another note, I’ve made a list of video/blog requests from my YouTube comments and my Instagram comments. If there are any others, leave them here or email me: suninayoung@sunina.com – would love to know what I should talk about in the near future! x

love & light

Tuesday

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July 2016

PRACTICAL WAYS TO PRACTICE GRATITUDE

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Practicing and feeling genuine gratitude attracts more reasons to be grateful. Your blessings multiply. Your perception changes. Your appreciation multiples. The best part is it is not hard to achieve and you can do it for yourself in minutes, even seconds.. Here are a few simple and practical ways to practice gratitude now. 

  1. Keep a journal. Write one or two lines a day, “I am thankful for..” It can be that simple, or it can be a full entry depending on how much you want to elaborate on why you’re thankful each day.  
  2. Read a few pages in that journal to reignite those feelings of gratitude. 
  3. Sit in meditation for a few minutes, with the mantra in mind, it can be a simple mantra, “I am grateful for my breath, which gives me life hope and energy”. 
  4. Keep a few statements of gratitude in the notes section of your iPhone. Read them before you sleep, and once you wake up. End and start your day with gratitude. 
  5. Share only words of gratitude with your friends and family when you see/speak with them. (i.e. Eliminate the habit of gossip). 
  6. Help others, be compassionate, be aware of the news around the world, but don’t allow it to encompass your mind and body out of its peaceful state. You be the peace that the world seeks by your daily actions and loving thoughts. 
  7. Imagine that the things that you want are already in your possession. Whether it’s health, a relationship, a job, anything. Think and talk of it as it is already yours or it is already in the works for you. 
  8. Move your body. Movement and exercise naturally brings feelings of gratitude for your mind and body. It motivates you to do more, be healthy, and clear the mind of cloudy, unnecessary thoughts. 

Xx love & light. 

Monday

9

May 2016

VIDEO: GYM BAG ESSENTIALS! ALLY LOVE X SUNINA

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Ally Love and I share our gym bag essentials in this collaborative video. Enjoy!
Ally Love’s Gym Bag:

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer: http://bit.ly/277LkBn
Ole Hendrickson Wipes: http://bit.ly/24GL2PT
Valerie Beverly Hills Eye Patches: http://bit.ly/1XhdcyS
Tom’s Long Lasting Deoderant: http://amzn.to/24GLyNE
Nature’s Bakery Fig Bar Blueberry: http://amzn.to/23BQfpE
Garment Bag Inside Smarts: http://bit.ly/23BRbdA

Sunina’s Gym Bag:
Supergoop Setting Sunscreen Mist: http://bit.ly/1ZxcBrq
VMV Hypoallergenics Know-It-Oil: http://bit.ly/1T0XWAX
Olive Leaf Mist: http://bit.ly/1QmytEY
RXBar Blueberry: http://bit.ly/1WjfLAQ
Nude Stix: http://seph.me/1QWvxcT

xx love and light.

Wednesday

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April 2016

Monday

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April 2016

5-MINUTES A DAY + MEDITATION MANTRAS!

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Did you know that just 5 minutes of serious meditation in the morning can guarantee its light will guide you through the day? Here is a weeks worth of mantras for you to take-away and do:

  • Every day in every way I am better and better.
  • I am love, I am light.
  • I am peace.
  • Be the change you wish to see in the world.
  • Change my thoughts, change my world.
  • May all beings be happy and free.
  • Divinity is my birth right.

Sit quietly in meditation, repeat one mantra for a few until you get lost in calm within. Breathe and release.

xx love and light!

Monday

11

April 2016

ALL THAT I GIVE IS GIVEN TO ME

Written by , Posted in Clarity, Inspiration, Self-Care, Yoga

Monday mantra today is simple, what your mama always told you- what you give is what you get.    
 All that I give is given to me. When I do more yoga I feel good all around- mind, body, soul. When I meditate, I am more relaxed and I do not react, I just am. When I work out and sweat, I look and feel better. When I eat clean and balanced, I feel lighter and healthier. When I smile more, I get that energy back from the people around me, but multiplied. 

The opportunity is all around you to give, and be given. 

Happy Monday, love and light! 

Xx

Friday

8

April 2016

SUNINA x ALLY LOVE: 20 MINUTES OF BEAUTY

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IMG_0041 Here is Part II of Ally Love and I’s beauty post; Part I can be found here. Ally know’s the importance of putting her mind and body at ease to achieve beauty seemingly effortlessly. She jets around New York on modeling shoots as a Wilhelmina model, is a Brooklyn Nets Host, and passionate devotee of all things wellness, so its no wonder she is also founder of ALLYLOVEBLOG.COM; It is all about empowering yourself and other women in the game, hence #LOVESQUAD – check it out!

I was so thrilled to have spent the day with her for all things beauty, we took our time to meditate (as seen on our last post), and to do a mini spa facial as well. We are both constantly on the go, so it is great to share with you a 20-minute self-care ritual that you can do for yourself at anytime. It’s about that glow on the go! Here’s what we did to achieve a quick glow while we were both on the go:

Step 1: Hello Kitty Narikiri Face Mask – these are so fun. I picked these up in Japan at a stopover in Narita Airport. It’s a super simple mask that contains water, soybean extracts, collagen, and other ingredients for brightening – perfect for a quick glow. Keep this on for just 15 Minutes.

Step 2: A nice mist after the mask to serve as a toner: Whamisa Olive Leaf Mist – This is one of my favorites to keep around with me at all times. I take them around the city with me and even spritz while teaching, after working out, or anytime i just need a little pick me up or glow in the skin.

Step 3J.One Hana Cream – These little capsules are just the right amount to give you full moisturizing coverage. It is a dramatic anti-aging cream. Use this after you pat your mist dry. Use gentle circular motions.

And, don’t forget your SPF if you are headed outside while the sun is still out! And you’re done!

xx love & light.

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