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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

 

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November 2016

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November 2016

VIDEO: MY FIRST LIFESTYLE VLOG

Written by , Posted in Beauty, Body, Mind, Sunina

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

Written by , Posted in Beauty, Body, Mind, Sunina

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

 

 

 

 

 

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October 2016

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September 2016

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September 2016

VIDEO: MIND BODY BEAUTY HIGHLIGHTS AT 26 WEEKS PREGNANT

Written by , Posted in Beauty, Body, Mind

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

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September 2016

Tuesday

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August 2016

PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENT; 1ST TRIMESTER EXPERIENCE REVEAL

Written by , Posted in Beauty, Body, Mind, Sunina

 

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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

Monday

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May 2016

VIDEO: GYM BAG ESSENTIALS! ALLY LOVE X SUNINA

Written by , Posted in Beauty, Body, Self-Care

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.

Monday

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January 2016

MIND BODY BEAUTY IN MANILA

Written by , Posted in Self-Care, Sexy Tone, Skin Glow, Yoga

So I got really comfortable in a city called Bonafacio Global City (BGC) in Manila during my stay. Naturally I found some places for Mind Body Beauty care within the city, here are my recommendations:

Mind

Beyond Yoga at BGC, it’s a clean and simple studio that offers yoga, dance, and aerial yoga. The power yoga class that I took was vigorous and just what I needed. 

Body

Electric Studio at BGC, was blown away at this cycling studio. Such great vibes and good energy emitting from this place. I was not ready for what was coming during my session (did not hydrate properly) so I had to step out and drink some (2 bottles) of water before going back in. I’d like to say I kill’d it, but really it kill’d me:) Amazing music. Amazing instructors. 

Beauty

I went to a spa for a Rosy whitening peel. I stepped out rosy looking and whiter, brighter in complexion. I was left peeling for a few days (looking oh so lovely) but I was able to heal myself with pure coconut oil. Luckily I knew to do this on my own.. as they were not very good with after-care instructions. 

Xx love & light 

Sunday

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December 2015

HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY: A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

Written by , Posted in Beauty, Body, Events, Mind, Sunina

This Christmas I am sharing a few of my favorite things. These are items I use, love, and can’t wait to giveaway! Peach and Lily Beauty Gift box, Carbon 38 $100 Gift Card, Yoga Glow class for 3, and 7-day Supply of Sakara Beauty Water!

There are a few days left to enter to win. Check out www.instagram.com/suninayoung to enter.

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Tuesday

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December 2015

MY NUTRITION + PROTEIN FOR BEAUTY

Written by , Posted in Body, Sexy Tone, Strength

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IMG_1321 IMG_1370 IMG_1310 I have mentioned here and there some of the things I like to eat. I very rarely show what I eat, but when I do you know I love to eat foods for the skin – foods that enrich and enhance beauty. In this post I will share with you some of my essentials! I keep things very simple in my everyday life in all areas, so it is the same with my nutrition. I keep it simple!

Breakfast

I love to start my day with my favorite skin food: a super healthy and super purple (haha) acai bowl, granola, bananas! This is me on my fancier days. When I have time, I love to make myself Avocado toast.

I need to have my coffee. So coffee is my thing. Black.

Simpler mornings are oatmeal and tea, water with lemon & honey.

Lunch

When I am teaching, the easiest thing to do is grab a juice at Juice Generation and keep it by my side. A habit I’ve recently formed is grabbing my Muscle Milk Organic from the fridge and jetting out the door. It is gluten-free! I am always on the go so these protein shakes by muscle milk give me a boost of energy and the protein I know I lack. It is my solution for protein (and adding powder to my shakes) so that I can get enough intake. I am not much of a meat eater so I need to get my protein source else where. Protein is so essential for getting balance (if you are like me and drink a lot of greens) and for healthy hair, skin. There is a glow that I have when I feel balanced inside. When I look or feel dull I know my nutrition is off balance.

When I am not teaching I love to have lunch dates. Indulging in vegan and gluten free foods are fun because it is an eye opener on what options we have to make better choices. If not at a vegan/gluten free spot, I am happy with exploring menus. I am not picky, and I keep it simple. I like balance. I can’t eat just a salad, I love hearty healthy foods.

Dinner

Dinner to me is more about engaging in and interacting with the people you are with. I grew up with family dinners every night at 7pm and so I have kept the routine of enjoying not only the food, but the people you break bread with. Most nights it is with my husband. We eat in many ways the same, and in so many ways not the same but we’ve come to compromise on eating foods that meet in the middle. I love to include fish like salmon as much as I can. I’m sure many ladies understand the struggle of trying to be healthy when the man/woman in your life has a love for Oreos, pizza, and lots o’ rice! Ha! The struggle is real. But there is compromise and it is okay to eat the things you crave, in moderation. I love tacos, eat tacos! Keep your sanity and love your body. That is the most important thing here is to be aware of what you intake, find balance that works for you, and love your body!

Snacks

Because my schedule can be scattered and my new nutrition plan is to intake more (yes more, because my metabolism is so fast due to my lifestyle and would love to keep my curvy figure), I plan on consistently drinking my Muscle Milk Organic (which includes 20 grams of protein) and making protein shakes everyday- see one recipe below! I snack way more and always try to keep food around like bananas, protein bars, and this week it was a bag of pomegranate seeds! Yes pomegranate seeds. They are my favorite. And it is for sure a skin food – just like protein is! Did you know that protein provides structure to the hair, skin, nails, teeth? It supplies collagen, and the collagen creates suppleness to your skin. A good collagen supply provides elasticity which helps keep us young and vibrant looking.

Amazing shake recipe I recently started making:

Enjoy!

xx love & light

photos by David Tufino

Wednesday

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November 2015

BODY LOVE AFFIRMATIONS

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

    

Mind Body affirmations to feel the beauty of your body, to love your body. 

  1. I am more than a body. 
  2. My beauty is defined by the purity of my soul. 
  3. I care for myself by taking care of my body. 
  4. I love my body as it houses the dreams of my mind. 
  5. My body supports the physical endeavors of my manifestations. 

Repeat these throughout the day. Know that you are more than a body. Love this quote: You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body. 

Live with this awareness, free yourself from body shaming. Appreciate your body. 

Xx love & light. 

Wednesday

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November 2015

BE YOU, BE BRIGHT.

Written by , Posted in Beauty, Body, Mind, Reflection, Sunina

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What an amazing feeling when you can share your passion and be authentically you. Self-discovery, and the major shift that you may experience is an out of the world experience that you want to share with the world. Some people take years, some people never reach that point. But if and when you do, you want to share this positive shift in every way you can.

My passion is wellness, inner beauty care and outer beauty care, meditation, beautiful imagery, speaking and teaching, uplifting others. When I post, I post because I genuinely have a message to share. If the intention of the photos you post are not fear-based (out of insecurity, for validation), and it is a passion that you love to express, and there is a joy you want to share with others, then do it!

Real talk: While discussing my career, a friend recently said to me, “What are you doing? What are you trying to accomplish? Are you trying to be a celebrity? Then just say so, be honest!”. Now these were spoken in the form of questions, but I heard them as statements because they felt accusatory and I felt it cheapened my pure intentions. And with everything circulating right now with the news of the Instagram star that shut out social media- Essena, it is a subject that all of us who have a presence on social media, have to consider, what is our intention?

If your intention is coming from a place of ego, for likes, for validation, to become ‘insta-famous’, then yes- you should re-evalutate how you look at yourself and your self worth. What is your self-concept, how is your esteem level? Is your fleeting confidence coming from the validation you get from likes?

It is refreshing to see a young girl sharing this major shift in her life. The way she is sharing it is powerful. However, I like to emphasize in the fact that everyones journey is unique and different. Everyone is coming from a different place and from a different experience. So to snap judge a person and their intentions may not be so fair, maybe step back and realize there is some inner work that needs to be done. We need to take responsibility for our emotions.

Although I was annoyed with the comment from my friend about trying to be a ‘celebrity’, I accepted her statement as a way to reflect on my daily intentions and to watch carefully how I post and to reflect on what I have been posting. My clear intention is to cleanse, inspire, and uplift. What it all comes down to is that, I have a message to share and I do that the best way I can. I am thankful for the reflection, and I know that this caring friend was only speaking from the world that she knows.

We are all doing our best, it is important to know this and to share compassion before judgment. If you see someone that is doing something and you make a judgement, it may be because it is a reflection of how you might be feeling inside yourself. We are all mirrors for each other. How we see the world is how you see yourself. Be gentle with yourself first. And don’t be so quick to judge, especially yourself. We all make the mistakes to come to a realization of what we need to learn to move on to the next level of enlightenment.

Do all things with integrity and balance.

xx love & light. Be you, be bright!!!!

Monday

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November 2015

YOGA GLOW, NYC – NOVEMBER 12 

Written by , Posted in Beauty, Body, Events, Inner Purity, Mind, Self-Care, Sexy Tone, Skin Glow, Sunina, Yoga

I am so excited to share with you, Yoga Glow, a class dedicated to your expression of higher thoughts, movement, and self-care for the mind, body, beauty. I have been refining and working towards this concept for a few years and now it is finally ready for you!!


Here are the details:

Thursday, November 12th at 7pm! Location: Penthouse at Wyndham Hotel, NYC.

50-minutes of breath synchronized movement dedicated to waist slimming, derrière lifting, and anti-aging asanas! Move to energetic and soothing tunes. It ends with an ahhmazing ‘spa-vasana’. You will relax with eucalyptus aromatherapy in a hydrating mask while guided into a conscious relaxation meditation.

Mats, towels, blocks, and juices provided for guests.

Masks and gift bags provided by Peach and Lily.

Click here to sign up!

I believe that the beauty of a woman is in the way that she carries herself. Supremly confident, but not superior. Shares her dynamic presence not by boasting, but by simply being. She takes the time to take care of herself, both in the mirror and in meditation. Outer self care is not frivolous, it is our divine duty to take care of our skin, our bodies, our essence. To be spiritual does not mean to suppress your goddess self. It means to uncover it, reveal it, embrace it. Take care of your inner self just as much as you do your outer self. Men, do not shy away as this is for you too! We are all emotional beings that can do so much more if we let go of the things that hold us heavy. Self-care is for everyone, and it is an expression of love for yourself.

Connecting with our inner selves is our divine duty. Feeling good is our divine duty. Glowing from the inside out is true beauty.

Once again, I am so excited and I cannot wait for the 12th. I hope to share my practice with you there!

Xx love and light.

Wednesday

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October 2015

INTENTION ENERGIZES; ACTION TRANSFORMS

Written by , Posted in Body, Clarity, Inspiration, Mind, Strength, You

Image by Andy Hur: @THEWHELMING

Image by Andy Hur: @THEWHELMING

Intention energizes; action transforms.

What is my real intention? This is the question I had to ask myself subconsciously the past few weeks when I’ve felt an energy block. Work wasn’t flowing so easily, opportunities seemed blocked. I had to look inwards and call out my intention. What I realized was that I actually did have a lot of opportunities in front of me. I just wasn’t recognizing each opportunity with its own unique possibilities. I was dismissive. I had my mind set on my own set of outcomes. When I released the idea of exclusivity, and of only doing jobs based on how ‘cool’ it would be for me, the block seemed to slowly release. I started to open up and embrace jobs that were more based upon the big picture, the jobs that would further my purpose which is to inspire, uplift, and cleanse- and this can happen in as many places and platforms that I am able to effectively. It is not at all about me, nor is it about ‘branding’. I put my ego to the side. It gave me a renewed energy to go out and get it- or in this situation.. give it, and to take action on the true intention.

Action was missing because I was so in tune with ‘branding’ and only waiting for jobs that were of a certain tier. I looked beyond my high expectiations, and saw what the real opportunity would be in each and every one of the inquiries for work/collaborations I already had in front of me. When I have my true intention in mind, the work in front of me feels exciting. And when it feels exciting, you should definitely do it! I decided to take action and, like Nike, just do it.

Slowly I see and feel a transformation and feel supported- and almost immediately after this shift, I open my email and I get more favorable inquiries. The block was released. Recently I’ve noticed signs, I kept seeing the numbers 777, which according to spiritual numerology, is a ‘sign that I am on my authentic life path and making progress towards accomplishing my purpose’. My energy now feels balanced and my perception has shifted.

If you feel blocked, I encourage you to look inwards at your own intentions for doing what you do. If you feel you are at a standstill in your work, relationship, or life in general, set your ego aside and ask yourself why you do what you do. What is your intention? Then, take action on that intention to experience transformation.

pose in photo: side angle pose / utthita parsvakonasana 🙂

outfit: The Sweat Bar

xx love & light

 

Thursday

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September 2015

MY DREAM WEDDING: 30-DAY MIND BODY BEAUTY PLAN

Written by , Posted in Beauty, Body, Love, Mind, Sunina

When I first started wedding planning I knew exactly how I wanted it to be, and what my dream wedding would look like: stress-free! Which is why the first vendor I hired was a wedding planner. I could care less about the ‘dream dress’ the ‘dream flowers’ the ‘dream etc etc etc’. All I knew is that I had my dream man, and that is all that counts 😉 I kept my expectations very low, but was very decisive and selective about quality within the choices I had. My planner would say, “You are the most zen bride- – that requests all the most fabulous things”. Precisely..

Day of the wedding, I kept telling myself to be in the moment, be present. I am glad I did because there were some amazing moments I was able to take in fully.

Here is what I did to get my mind, body, beauty as best as it could possibly be. (I did not change much in what I usually do, however I was definitely way more careful and conscious of what I was doing, making sure I was getting enough sleep, etc.)

30-Day Wedding Preparation:

  1. Mind
    Meditation daily with affirmations
    A Course In Miracles Reading twice a week + Yoga once a week – self practice.
  2. Body
    SLT twice, just twice within the month- why only twice? Because SLT really works. And it works instantly. So I knew I had to keep it at a minimum as I like my shape a specific way. I don’t like to look too ‘cut’.
    Green Juice + Watermelon Juice and/or Acai Bowl everyday.
    Frank Bod Body Scrub – twice a week.
    Korean Spa + Scrub – once every 2 weeks.
  3. Beauty
    Affirmations every other day.
    Eye Mask + Sheet Mask everyday Leaders InSolution
    Gel Manicure every 10 days.
    Eyelash Extensions one week before the wedding
    Glycolic + Enzyme Facial Peel (Triple Peel Facial) 10 days before the wedding
    IPL Treatment – 2 days before the wedding

Morning of Wedding Preparation:

  1. Mind
    Group meditation with bridesmaids + I led a prayer.
  2. Body
    Body Scrub (not a group effort 🙂 )
  3. Beauty
    Leaders Insolution Sheet Masks for all of us before hair & makeup.

Venue: Newly opened in 2015, The Current, at Chelsea Piers – http://bit.ly/1OveXSu

Hotel: The Standard – http://bit.ly/1XH0QQb

Wedding Planner: K.I.M. Media – http://bit.ly/1Ng5ijI

Dress #1: Vera Wang – http://bit.ly/1K5Z314

Dress #2: L’impasse in Greenwich Village, NYC

Dress #3: Elizabeth & James – http://bit.ly/1UEztBJ

Bridesmaids Dresses: Revolve Clothing – http://bit.ly/1K604pV

Photography: Jana Williams – http://bit.ly/1PZhx3k

Filmography: Aubert Films – http://bit.ly/1Uz00pv

Flowers: Bride & Blossom – http://bit.ly/1KZe7yi

Hair + Makeup: Daryon Haylock – http://bit.ly/1EMPXWY

Officiant: Yogi Charu – http://bit.ly/1Li4AhF

Thursday

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September 2015

VIDEO: APPLE HIPS

Written by , Posted in Body, Sexy Tone

A workout dedicated to a recent inspiration of mine that I found trending in South Korea, Apple Hips! It is nice to see Asian culture embracing womanly fit figures. All bodies are beautiful, love yours. Watch the video, workout! It is only 5-minutes long and can be done anywhere.

Xx love and light.

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