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Tuesday

23

January 2018

A Return To Love.. & Blogging

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Dear Suni-babes,

It’s been a while since I’ve written on the blog, I must say my V-logging has definitely taken over and with a baby it’s just been more of an interactive experience sharing my mind, body, skin tips via video.

Like anything, when you have something removed from your routine for a while you understand what you are now missing. And while video is fun, I didn’t have the opportunity to internalize, reflect, and write about my experiences. 2017 was an amazing year and full of love! And though it was all of that and more, there were moments that I did not share the not-so-amazing because I just didn’t make room for it. I have been quite dismissive on issues that were important if they did not seem positive or uplifting. I withheld compassion for myself and for others in negative situations because I just didn’t have time for it. But now, I understand what was missing and that was simply the allowance of time and space to properly heal & learn. In the coming weeks, I will share these lessons one by one.

For now, without getting into too much detail, I would love to share an excerpt from A Return To Love by Marianne Williamson. I’m sure I’ve shared here before.. a reminder. It is for myself, but also for you in case you’ve forgotten a midst the whirlwind of your busy life.

Thank you, 2017.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.

We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small
Does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine,
As children do.
We were born to make manifest
The glory of God that is within us.

It’s not just in some of us;
It’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we’re liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.

-Marianne Williamson

xx love & light.

Thursday

10

December 2015

MANIFEST DESIRES – 2 OF 3

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The Law of Detachment to me is the most important part of manifesting your desires. You completely let go of the attachment to the outcome or results of your desires.

You still keep your intention and desires in mind and heart but you let go of your clenching attachment to the outcome.

There are many reasons for this. One of which is that when you have tunnel vision with just one outcome you are missing the possible grander paths that was meant for you. Second, you may be missing out on opportunities that actually lead you to your desires because you are stuck on your ways. Your way is not the only way. And third, when you are attached it is basically a testament of your personal disbelief to your wishes coming true. When you are holding on tightly you are not trusting the divine process. And when you don’t believe in the reality of your desires, you don’t attract those desires.

You don’t give up your intention or your desire. But you do give up your attachment to the result. Attachment to them creates suffering. And why suffer? Unhealthy attachments to people, places, things, cause us to live in a constant state of false control and fear that we might lose the object of our desire.

Let go, just be, believe- and work for it! Don’t forget action is a major part of manifesting:) Don’t wait for anything, work for it and let it come to you.

xx love & light.

PS we will do a moving meditation for manifesting your desires for the new year at the next yoga glow session on 12/17. Sign up is available now! Find out more here: www.sunina.com/yoga-glow

Tuesday

20

October 2015

ENERGY FLOWS TO WHERE YOUR ATTENTION GOES

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Energy flows to where your attention goes. Surround yourself with good vibrations, good visuals of things you want to attract into your life. Fill your mind space with good clean energy. Look to the sky if the streets are not so pretty, train yourself to find the beauty in all things.

Awareness and attention are vastly different. I can be aware of all of the nasty, unhealthy, unkind happenings in the world but I refuse to place my attention towards it. This would only attract more of it, and towards me and the world. It does not matter who you are you are a magnet. It is your choice what you attract.

And I quote this over and over – this quote that I love by Mother Teresa:

“I was once asked why I don’t participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I’ll be there.” –  Mother Teresa

xx love & light.

Friday

9

October 2015

SELF IMPORTANCE VS. SELF CONFIDENCE

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IMAGE BY @thewhelming. // Outfit by @yourstrulybrand

There is a deep difference between self-confidence and self-importance. Self-confidence comes from loving yourself, and self-importance comes from exacerbating your ego.

Self-importance is when you say you are better than another in any way: you are more fit, prettier, hotter, you make more money, you have this and that materially. Self-importance is when you create levels in your mind to feed the ego to make it feel better. Self-importance comes from a place of deep insecurity. It is when the mind creates levels in order to create a sense of temporary fulfillment in your place in life. You need validation from outward situations from people or things. Compliments determine your level of “confidence” for the moment. Offensive comments affect you. Self-importance is when you treat certain people differently because they are, in your mind, above or below you.

We are all one, interrelated and connected. No one being is above you, no one being is below you.

Self-confidence FEELS good. There is no competitive spirit in malice. It is about loving yourself so full heartedly, and being so aware of this love that no matter what compliment you receive or what offensive comment you are given- you remain unaffected because you already know your truth. You’ve already come to terms with your flaws and you are well-aware and accept those flaws. You know how to turn those ‘flaws’ into personal strengths for beneficial circumstances. Self-confidence does not compare, it does not boast. It just is. No need to prop yourself up with words or bougie actions. You are enough with your presence alone. Confidence is knowing that there is no one in the world like you, that can express the ideas that you want to express like you. We all have our own collective experiences in life that make us who we are. Embrace that fully.

No one being is superior to you, no one being is inferior to you.

xx love & light.

Friday

7

November 2014

YOU ARE WHAT YOU SEE

Written by , Posted in Attractive Energy, Beauty, Body, Clarity, Inner Purity, Inspiration, Mind, Sexy Tone, Yoga, You

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What do you see? You are what you see. When you see qualities in a person that stand out to you, those are the very qualities that you intrinsically have whether you are aware or not. The very qualities that you find sour, are the very qualities that you’d like to approve on yourself. The next time you make a snap judgement or become aware of someones qualities that you either admire or don’t admire so much, take note and let that be a tool for yourself to self-reflect.

What are some qualities you’ve recently seen in a person or a few people which you love? Name 10. Can you say these are qualities you also have in yourself? If not, what are some ways you can open yourself up to becoming those very qualities you admire.

Here are 10 I’ve recently admired in a few people: a warm smile, humorous, charismatic, good energy, confident voice, passionate in movement, emotionally independent, a leader, kind, effortlessly sexy!

Surround yourself with those that ignite this part of you! That part of you that makes you want to be a brighter you.

It’s in you!

Pose in Photo: Upward Facing Dog.

xx love & light.

 

Monday

8

September 2014

SWEAT THE BIG THINGS

Written by , Posted in Attractive Energy, Clarity, Confidence, Events, Happiness, Inspiration, Mind, Sunina, Work, Yoga, You

3 yoga sunina face When you start to plan something big, or even something you consider small – you can easily falter into the details, nitty gritty, and stressful parts of planning. You miss the big things! You have to know where you are going before you start going, yea? Whether you are planning career goals, life goals, life events.. here are tips on how to plan, sans stress:

Set the intention, plan, then set it free. Let all things that will be, just be. You’ve done your magic on how you’d like it to be, trust & let the universe go above and beyond.

-Do not stress the details so much. Don’t sweat the small stuff, sweat the big things. All small things will fall into place – without stress!

-Create a long-term vision board, write down short-term + long-term goals, free-write wishes.

-Stay with your self-care routine. Do not let anything get in your way of your ahhh moments. Whether its reading a book, going to the spa, giving yourself a facial, playing with your pups.  You need your time! I say 2 hours a day at least, is just for you <3

-Just hire a professional. Or professionalsss. Clean home, happy home – pay for external peace of mind. Life coaches are everywhere to keep you responsible for your goals, planners, etc. Time is the most valuable asset. Don’t place so much emphasis on $. Money is a tool that you USE. People are out there in your times of need!

xx love & light.

Thought of the day: To perform every action artfully is yoga. – Swami Kripalu

 

Friday

5

September 2014

5 AIRPLANE BEAUTY ESSENTIALS

Written by , Posted in Attractive Energy, Inspiration, Skin Glow, You

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Every time I fly 5+ hours, I make sure to have a very select few beauty essentials on board with me in my carry on. It is so important to me to stay hydrated, and to feel uplifted. Here are 5 beauty essentials that ensure me to meet those goals:

1) Honey sheet mask by Real Nature. I get them at the Face Shop in Ktown, NYC. Sheet masks originated in South Korea but you can find them just about everywhere now! Check out Sephora for a hydrating kind.

2) Bright Eyes Gel Patch. This noticeably brightens my undereye area. This is also from the Face Shop in Ktown, NYC.

3) Caudalie Beauty Elixir. The spray of the scent is instantly uplifting. It smooths and brightens the complexion instantly for glowing skin. I like to use this before or after makeup application. Get the 1 oz., airplane approved size ($18).

4) Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil. It comes in a rollerball which I love because 1, it’s tiny and easy to carry. And 2, because the rollerball can be used all over the face to massage your face which is so good for blood circulation. Which also equals to glowing, vibrant skin. It instantly brings energy to you face. Get the rollerball size for airplane approval.

And last, eye cream!
5) Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream I love the uplifting scent of this eye cream. It is gentle and smooths out any signs of creasing. Obsessed! Get the tiny travel size.

Xx love & light.

Tuesday

12

August 2014

PERFECT 10 BENEFITS OF WHEEL POSE

Written by , Posted in Attractive Energy, Beauty, Body, Clarity, Confidence, Happiness, Inner Purity, Inspiration, Love, Mind, Self-Care, Sexy Tone, Strength, Yoga, You

IMG_5862.JPG I love this pose, it puts me in a totally different plane of thinking because it is such an awkward position to be in for an extended amount of time. You can work through that feeling with your breathe. The body and mind benefits are amazing. Here are 10:

  1. Strengthens and lengthens the vertebra.
  2. Total body toner & strengthener: arms, wrists, legs, abs, shoulders, chest.
  3. Opens up the chest, makes space in your lungs for better breathing.
  4. Enhances the nervous system, improves fertility.
  5. Slims your waist! It removes the buildup of fat in the mid-section of your body.
  6. Hip-opener, and increased flexibility.
  7. Physical and mental energizer. Counteracts stress, anxiety, and depression.
  8. Opens up your chest for better posture!
  9. Balances your entire body, keeping the mind, body, soul happy!
  10. Heart opener that releases past pain, and opens up the heart and shines your brilliant light up into the world.

xx love & light.

Monday

4

August 2014

EXPRESS YOUR TRUTH

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Everyday express yourself, speak your truth. The more you speak & express your truth the further you are from a false self-image and the inability to accomplish the very things that make you happy!

That is why everyday, focus on what feels good to you! Never mind what anybody else says.

Here are a few affirmations to keep you on the path of your truth, to stay motivated, healthy, and happy!

1. My body is made to be strong, healthy, and happy!
2. I am naturally motivated.
3. I express myself freely, from the heart.
4. I am energetic!
5. My energy is magnetic.
6. Movement inspires good energy for me, and those around me.
7. My thoughts are filled with love & light.

Happy Monday! Stay motivated dolls! Xx

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Wednesday

16

July 2014

SIDE PLANK VARIATION

Written by , Posted in Attractive Energy, Body, Confidence, Happiness, Mind, Sexy Tone, Strength, Yoga, You

yoga DSC_0368 Side Plank Variation! Great for overall body balance, obliques, strength, core, leg stretch, chest opener, and hamstring stretch. It is also a great hip opener.

Get into a side plank, tuck in the tailbone, open up the chest, lift the hips up high, find balance here first, then slowly lift the top leg up, bend the knee and bring them into the chest as you take your peace fingers and interlace them to the big toe. Straighten the leg, lift the hips up higher, and breathe.

xx love & light!

Yogini thought of the day: Sometimes we get lost in the material ways of the world. Choose this affirmation to get back to your center: I don’t need much, I love what I have, and I am open to abundance~

Monday

14

July 2014

LOVE YOUR STORY

Written by , Posted in Attractive Energy, Beauty, Body, Clarity, Happiness, Inspiration, Mind, Skin Glow, Strength, Sunina, Yoga, You

It’s so simple but sometimes we complicate things! Love your story, if you don’t- change the words, change the outcome by changing what you do right now at this very moment. Let go of all the excuses, let go of the same old story you keep telling yourself- ‘I’m not good enough.. not talented enough.. not pretty enough.’ Let go of that struggle! Your function in life is to be happy. If you are not happy, you are not on the correct course. Everyone has a course, a purpose, if you are not fulfilling it, you will know it because you will be sad. It is your birthright to be happy. Let go of the walls you put up, and fight through the inner ego that tells you ‘NO’. Release the ‘I can’t’ and welcome the ‘I will’.

Love & light~

TGIM, Thank God It’s Monday!

P.S. I am so happy and grateful for everyone who reads this mind body beauty blog. If you can find inspiration in the words and visuals I share, I am fully fulfilled! Also, it has happened twice so far (both while on vacation!), and I am so HUMBLED, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for approaching me and letting me know that you follow this blog. Much appreciated, and so impressed that you pronounce SUNINA correctly. xx yoga DSC_0304 love DSC_0046 DSC_0128 yoga DSC_0194_2

Monday

23

June 2014

GIRL, CTFD.

Written by , Posted in Attractive Energy, Beauty, Body, Clarity, Happiness, Inner Purity, Inspiration, Love, Mind, Sexy Tone, Yoga, You

Girl, CTFD, ‘calm the f*** down. I like this advice. It’s straight to the point and easy to apply immediately.

Although the original source of this advice is from a parenting article, I thought it was a great tool to apply for anyone, anytime. There are only two steps, 1) CTFD, and 2) CTFD.

Release all worries, judgements, limiting thoughts, pointed fingers, lack of love. And if anything stresses you, remember to simply let it go right away! It is the way to inner peace and true beauty. Otherwise, you are holding onto thought poisons- literally. Understand where your misleading thought patterns come from– I will share an excerpt from my reading this morning to help you understand:

I am never upset for the reason I think because I am constantly trying to justify my thoughts. I am constantly trying to make them true. I make all things my enemies, so that my anger is justified and my attacks are warranted. I have not realized how much I have misused everything I see by assigning this role to it. I have done this to defend a thought system that has hurt me, and that I no longer want. I am willing to let it go.

Cue Frozen’s Let It Go ~ and CTFD. Start every Monday with a cleansed mind:)

xx love & light.

See bonus post below on how to stay hydrated despite the heat!

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How To Stay Hydrated This Summer:

-Eat water based foods like watermelon and pineapples

-Make drinking water your habit, no to juices or soda!

-Drink coconut water.

-Skip coffee, choose green tea.

-Eat cucumbers and tomatoes, these foods are 90% water weight.

All the above great for your mind, body, and beauty! x

 

Friday

6

June 2014

HAPPY 1 YEAR OF MIND BODY BEAUTY

Written by , Posted in Attractive Energy, Beauty, Inner Purity, Inspiration, Love, Mind, Reflection, Sunina, Work, Yoga, You

sunina anniversary1 Happy 1 Year of MIND BODY BEAUTY Blogging Consistency! YAY!

It’s been a fun year that has flown by. This is a big deal to me because I have gone through so many changes, evolved tremendously, and have FIT more comfortably in my own skin this past year and luckily I was able to write about it along the way right here on this blog. I hope through all of my messages you can feel my energy and intentions to truly cleanse and purify – through words, yoga poses, photos & videos <3

The mind sets the tone for the body to move a certain way. My intention is for you to cleanse the mind, purify the body, so you can see beauty in all beings, and things. Heaven on earth is as real as you believe it to be. That is the youth code.. xx

To another beautiful year with many blessings, thank you to all the beauties who click away on this blog. You are a blessing and a natural beauty.

love & light.

 

Wednesday

4

June 2014

ONE-LEGGED KING PIGEON

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yoga 140 Sunina 03917 One-Legged King Pigeon Pose or Eka Pada Rajakapotasana! This is an amazing hip opener. Start at Half-Pigeon Pose. Bring the shoulders all the way back so the shoulder blades kiss, then bring the back heel towards the tailbone. To go for the bind, wrap the arm on the same side as the heel around the toes, grab fingers with the other hand. Pow, One-Legged King Pigeon!

My inspiration today from A Course In Miracles: “You are not the victim of the world you see because you invented it. You can give it up as easily as you made it up. You will see it or not see it, as you wish. While you want it you will see it; when you no longer want it, it will not be there for you to see.”

My interpretation: This is the idea of cause and effect. Every moment of your life you have a choice. That is your power. Your power is to make the choice to either choose the happy thought, or the negative thought. You create your personal story, one thought at a time, that eventually becomes your reality.  Choose to thrive, not to struggle.

xx love & light!

Monday

2

June 2014

BE BRIGHT BE YOU

Written by , Posted in Attractive Energy, Beauty, Body, Confidence, Happiness, Inspiration, Mind, Skin Glow, Sunina, Yoga, You

Be bright, be you! Happy Monday.

My message to you for the week is to be unapologetically you. You are free to express your talents in any way you feel is natural to you. As long as you are not hurting anyone, and the intent behind your message is positive –  you are in the position of service to the world, no matter how big or small you feel the impact is. Don’t compare your standards to anyone else’s beliefs, don’t conform to what society tags as ‘right’. If you admire your thigh gap, your big butt, your beautiful mind, your itty bitty waist, your fitness progress, your amazing personality, do it unapologetically! If you want to express yourself by yoga selfie-ing all around the world, do it! Don’t worry about criticism, don’t worry about naysayers. DO YOU! It’s your expression. Be bright, be you. You should never have to tone yourself down to ensure that the insecurities in others do not flare up, that is not your responsibility. Your responsibility is to share your talents in the brightest way possible so that you can influence the same action in others. There are enough carbon copies in the world, there aren’t enough of YOU- because there is only one you. Love yourself, believe in yourself- firmly! Never compare, never complain, never explain.

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Photos in Turks & Caicos with my BFF barbie, Heather <3 thanks for being a constant fit inspiration to me! Girl, you are a positive light in my life.

 

Monday

19

May 2014

MORE FUN; LESS FEAR

Written by , Posted in Attractive Energy, Beauty, Clarity, Confidence, Inner Purity, Love, Mind, Sunina, Yoga, You

Speak up because what you have to contribute is powerful, don’t second guess yourself or your skills.

I’ve shared an abbreviated quote on the blog before, but here is the full version of Marianne Williamson’s quote based on her reflections on ‘A Course In Miracles’.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Let go of perfection, go for exactly what scares you. Once you’ve gotten over the fear, you experience the fun, once you’ve gotten the lesson you needed from that experience, it’s time to move on to your next ‘fear’, the next lesson.

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Monday

12

May 2014

YOU ARE BEAUTIFIT

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You are beautifit! My dear friend Melissa and I got together for a workout and beauty session.. She is an esthetician with a passion for beautiful brows and DETOX wraps! Right here right now, officially saying it’s okay to wear makeup when you work out!! Go for the brows, cheek glow, lip gloss, and mascara to maintain a cute glow while you work out. Skip concealer, foundations, powders.. those clog your pores and are not so cute mixed in with sweat. Here are a few items we played with:

YES, it’s okay to wear makeup to the gym. I never leave home without it. xx

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xx love & light.

 

 

Monday

5

May 2014

NEW DAY; CLEAN SLATE

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Sometimes we have to make amends with ourselves and say, it’s ok. I’ll try again tomorrow, and simply move on. Continue where you left off. Whether you are in sales and gave a weak pitch, on a lifestyle change in your diet and have eaten a giant black and white cookie- with a side of wings, or disrupted your positivity path by cursing out a stranger to get out of your way.. whatever it is- it’s okay. You can always start over. Today is a new day, and you have a clean slate. You are not the person you were yesterday. Your past does not matter, it is what you do with your past today that really makes the difference. Break old patterns, make healthier ones. It’s a daily practice and it takes patience.

Brush yourself off, get up, and try again until you get it.

xx love & light.

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Thursday

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May 2014

Wednesday

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April 2014

10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY: MEAN GIRLS [NEED YOGA]

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sunina_meangirls_reformed To all the mean girls who’ve  mindlessly mused along with the antics of this insanely hysterical movie.. I sincerely hope we’ve all grown up since then.

I hope that the wave of life has taught us that gossip, envy, judgement, and intentional exclusions are hurtful not only to the socially-bullied, but also to you, the social-bully. When a person is cruel, unkind and judgmental of themselves, it is only a matter of time before these thoughts and reflections of themselves are materialized into hurtful expressions upon another person. If we have been in the seat of the bully or the bullied knowing this makes it easier for us to understand where it is coming from, and therefore easier for us to simply let it go. As the bully, mind your thoughts as they become words and actions. As the bullied, look higher and do not participate- let it go.

How to Spot a “Mean Girl(s)”: EASY. If they talk badly about a friend with you – most likely they will talk badly about you behind your back. They are not bad people and it also isn’t your place to judge. They just don’t know any better- yet. Be compassionate, send good vibes, and know that you have the power to create and maintain healthy conversation. Keep this up so they know the dynamics of any interaction they can expect from you in the future. In a group situation it is a bit harder to influence everyone and it could take time. Still know that you have the power to make a change, but always protect your energy. If need be keep a healthy distance to recharge. You don’t want to end up being the one influenced (like Lindsey was when she was completely immersed into the group at one point).

Let’s all remember, what Susie says of Sally says more of Susie than of Sally.

Happy 10-year Anniversary Mean Girls. Cheers to all the reformed Mean to Pure Girls, especially to the ones on their way. 

xx love & light.

 

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