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July 2014


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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~



July 2014


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Bird of Paradise is a great move to improve flexibility, open the hips, strengthen the legs, and stretch the groins.

A: Start with legs hip width apart, squat down low and stick your butt out. Swing the left hand behind the back, place the right hand underneath the right thigh, interlace hands as close to the base of your back as you can, you’re binded! Shift all of your weight into the left heel of the foot, tighten the core, lightly pick up the right foot &  feel it become weightless.

B: Inhale, lift up the entire upper body with your weightless right foot. Left leg is locked and energized with balance. Take your shoulders back as much as possible without releasing the bind.

C: Exhale, straighten the right leg and point the toes.

xx love & light.

Yogini thought of the day: Get started today, even if you feel like you suck, HEHE. Don’t be afraid to put it out there, especially if they are good vibes, express yourself! Who cares what anyone else thinks:) No project or venture is too big or too small. Start now.



July 2014


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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



July 2014


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pink Bikram’s Half Moon Pose, the 2nd pose of the 26. This pose has a lengthening and strengthening effect on your spine. I love how freeing it is to go back, way back :)

Here’s how to do it: Start with your hands up above, palms to touch. Interlace all fingers except the pointer fingers. Lift up high up above cover ears with your arms, no space in between. Lift up even higher and push your hips to the right as you lean to the left. Breathe in, exhale, lean deeper. One more breath and lift up. Switch Sides without lowering the arms. Next, keeping the arms in place drop just the head back pushing the hips all the way forwards. Drop the head back as low as you can looking back behind you then, lean the spine backwards, feeling the flexibility. Go back, way back! Breathe, and lift up.

xx love & light.




July 2014


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yoga DSC_0016 I’ve been so into Bikram lately, this ‘Warrior 3′ is balancing stick pose! Love it. When you are in this pose make sure you are stretching the arms forwards, the arms are right up against your ears, no space in between, and your legs are extending all the way back – like a tug of war. The standing leg is straight, knees are locked. Tummy is tucked in all the way up in towards your spine. Point the back foot, breathe!

xx love & light.



July 2014


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To be a teacher, a leader is to eliminate the ego and think humbly- ‘I know that I know nothing’ -Socrates. For real growth, start with a clean palette, think clean, forget old theories and past experiences that you’ve held onto so tightly which pre-block you from learning fresh new concepts, ideas which could open up your mind. It is a way to learn without any mental blockages. To truly be limitless is to listen with the intention to learn without the attitude that says, ‘Nope! I’m not listening because I already know.’ or ‘ I know, I know…’ To stay in that place is to be in a limited mindset of stagnant growth. When you go and stay in that place you might be missing information which you actually didn’t know, even if its the tiniest simplest thing that could open up your mind that much  more. I sometimes forget as a new teacher that my mission is not only to teach what I believe, but to also be open and receptive enough to learn from the people I teach. It is an even exchange for growth. You are never too experienced or too wise learn. The most enchanting part about being a teacher, a leader is that you learn more about yourself in the process. sunina ballerina1 sunina ballerina sunina ballerina 3



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July 2014


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Camel pose is a great pose to make way for a happy heart.

Stand on your knees hip width apart, place your hands at the small of your back. Lift up high in your ribcage, open up your chest, press your shoulders back. Slowly lower your upper back down towards the floor behind you. Place your hands on your heels and drop the head down completely. This is an amazing back bending pose which stretches your chest, abs, and hip flexors. It improves your posture, improves spine flexibility, and creates space in your chest and lungs for better breathing. It is a very calming pose that reduces fatigue and anxiety.. try it!

Open up your heart, stretch your back, shoulders, and chest. I am an unlimited being and I can create anything I want.

xx love & light.




July 2014


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Reverse Prayer is a great way to open up & stretch your shoulders. It helps to you focus on moving the mind inwards, shutting out all external distractions while opening up the chest and heart.

Sit comfortably, float arms down to either side of body and, bending elbows, reach arms behind back. Press palms together in a prayer position on spine and reach hands as high up spine as feels good. Close the eyes and allow yourself to drift inwards. Stay here for 5 to 10 deep breaths.

Xx love & light.



June 2014


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Motivation for the week to MOVE EASY!

Though I was sore from Bikram the day before, I went again anyway.. the poses which were not as challenging were so much harder to flow into when you are sore. I constantly had to convince my mind I could do it. After a little while I realized, the less I think the easier it was to move in a more free and fluid way. Don’t worry about stretching or pulling or pushing to get the pose ‘right‘. Stop struggling, and just flow. Wherever you are at is exactly where you are meant to be at this very moment. That affirmation itself is very freeing. Don’t worry about where you were or where you are supposed to be. Don’t inundate yourself with worries of the future. Where you are is exactly where you are supposed to be. Be free, move easy. Stop thinking- just do (on & off the mat). And just like that I was able to move happily through each pose rather than struggling through sore muscles.

xx love & light.

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June 2014


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SUNINA_24KGOLD Friday is (outer) beauty day! Remember to prioritize self-care.

I loved this treatment! My friend and esthetician, Melly, pampered me with this 24K Gold facial. It has an instant brightening effect, plumps up your skin with the added collagen, and improves blood circulation. I was so inspired by the brightening results I even got myself a 24K Gold Moisturizer from South Korea.

Here are the benefits:

- 24 Karat Gold is combined with great ingredients for maximum results.

- Stimulates blood circulation to repair and prevent damaged cells.

- Excellent eye treatment to minimize puffiness and flakiness.

- Fight free radicals to protect skin for external environment.

- Great anti-aging product, it improves skin elasticity.

- Leaves skin lively and youthful looking.

If you’ve had a great week of being kind to people, kind to yourself – you definitely need your cherry on top – with an ahhhhmazing spa day.

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xx love & light.



June 2014


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A summer ab workout + yoga for anti-aging benefits!

[ABS] Flutter Kicks, Cherry Pickers
[ANTI-AGING] Plow, Shoulder Stand, Plow, Fish Pose.

Inversions pull everything down. Through the flow process, blood travels and circulates towards our organs, brain, head, and face. Shoulder stand is an amazing pose for preventing and reducing wrinkles increasing overall circulation of the blood to the face, and therefore improving the complexion for glowing skin.

xx love & light! <3



June 2014


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yoga DSC_0137 I love this back bend. It allows you to release any tension in the spine, and the entire body.

Start at down dog split, bend the knee, stack the hip- feeling a long psoas stretch here. Flip and drop the ball of the extended foot behind you while lift the palm up and over- the palm planted on the floor is weightless as you lift the hips up high to the sky.

Yogini thought of the day: change your mind, change your day.

xx love & light.




June 2014


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yoga DSC_0099 Tree Pose Side Stretch! I love this! Great for focus and to improve concentration, on and off the sand/mat :)

Here’s how to do it: Stand tall, drop the tailbone (don’t stick your butt out), draw the navel in towards the spine, shoulders back, hands to the side. Find your tree pose by placing the right foot on the left inner thigh or ankle (never ever on the knee!). Find your balance here, by gazing at a non-moving point in front of you. Once you’ve found stability lift the hands all the way up while keeping the shoulders relaxed. Ease the right hand down and around the waist as you lift up higher and stretch to the right side, moving just the upper body whilst keeping the lower body in place. The weight of the body is in the left heel. Core is engaged the entire time. Stay for a few breaths and switch sides.

The art of balance is to sway with the breeze of the wind, rather than against it. With resistance we break, with rhythm we stand strong.

xx love & light.




June 2014


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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




June 2014


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I love this sunscreen! For years I’ve been using Shiseido’s range of sun protection products –  and they’ve been great. But – when I stumbled upon and tried Supergoop’s antioxidant rich, argon oil based product- I had to have it. SPF 50 baby! First of all, it is a spray on product which is so easy to use. Then there’s the hydration aspect which I feel other sunscreens lack. This one gives you a glow and real hydration because of the oil base. The ingredients grape seed oil, citrus, lemon, shea butter (just to name a few) extracts. And the only alcohol you see is for the SPF. It is potent with anti-aging antioxidants as well. Plus it is animal cruelty free <3 LOVE IT, GOT IT, YOU SHOULD TRY IT.

If you are like me and obsessively screen yourself under the sun, this is great! I love that I can re-apply throughout the day even over makeup, I just spray and tap it on – so easy.

To a beautiful, safe & sunscreen-filled summer!

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June 2014


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Reverse Warrior, amazing hip opener and leg strengthener. It stretches your torso and upper body.

Start at Warrior 2, bending the front knee. Pull forwards with the front arm and lift + drift the arm back behind you following the gaze up above and behind. Keep the back leg energized. The front knee is above the ankle (mine is not exactly above the ankle in the photo). But, re-bend the front knee to be properly aligned. You should feel a deep stretch in the side of the body which you are lifting from.

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. No matter where you are or what you are doing it is the quiet confidence of knowing that your inner peace is your power to transcend any situation.

xx love & light!



June 2014


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yoga 168 Sunina 03965 Half Pigeon! Holding onto stress shows! Release all stress, allow yourself glow instead. The hips hold our emotions, release and forgive. Pigeon pose stimulates the internal organs, making space. It stretches out the psoas muscles, groins, and opens up the hips so we have greater range of motion.

Start at downward facing dog, lift the left foot up, stack the hip, bend the knee, stay here for a moment and stretch out the inner thighs and groins without losing the even balance found at the palms of your hands pushing the weight away from your wrists. Fully feel the sensation, inhale and pull the left knee forwards to the left wrist and lay the shin down gently in front of you. Lower down to evenly sit, opening up the hips. The back leg is active, point the toes. Pull the ribcage in and up, rise high with a tall spine, shoulders back, relax the jaw. Hands are by the sides in finger stand. Option to fold over the knee and relax the forehead down onto the ground, fully relaxing the shoulders and neck. Stay for 8 to 10 breaths. Gently feeling the sensation of the hip flexors opening and making space for emotions to arise, and release. Switch sides by rising back up slowly, palms to the ground for downward facing dog.

xx love & light.

Yogini thought of the day: Never take anything personally!




June 2014


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Happy Monday! Here are five tips on how to travel light (mind-wise), and fit tips for your summer travels!   sunina_travel_fit

Fit Tip #1 Be A Morning PersonRise and Shine. Yes! Wake up a little earlier than normal. Just 15 minute should do the trick. It is a commitment to stay fit and starting early is important especially since you most  likely have a set day-to-day itinerary for your trip. Make no excuse and keep the mornings your time to workout and ensure that you will set the tone of the day to be a healthy one.

For the ambitious: Wake up an additional 30 minutes earlier to meditate so you can start your day with a clear and fit-focused mind. Yogis recommend daily meditation for 30 minutes in the morning for a balanced life no matter where you are.


Fit Tip #2 But First, WaterFor a Healthy Skin Glow. Drinking water within 10 minutes of waking up in the morning, speeds up your metabolism thus supporting weight loss and/or maintaining a  balanced and healthy weight. It hydrates and detoxifies the body, purifying your internal system. Drinking water first thing in the morning clears out internal impurities therefore making the skin glow with health.

For the ambitious: Add lemon to your water for a multitude of benefits including clear skin, a natural energy boost, vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, potassium, fiber, iron, and magnesium.



Fit Tip #3 Work Your CoreFor flatter abs and a stronger core. You can do leg lifts as soon as you wake up from the comfort of your bed- equipment, no excuses! Interlace the hands behind your head, deep inhale, exhale lift the chest up as you flex the feet and hover over the surface of the bed or ground (wherever you’ve chosen to do the workout). Inhale, keep the chest lifted and core engaged as you lift the legs up energetically at a 90 degree angle. Exhale lower for 6 breaths, inhale lift for 5 breaths. That’s one rep. Try 12 slow reps. The time commitment is approximately 4 minutes.

For the ambitious: Add bicycle crunches, scissor kicks, and bridges.


Fit Tip #4 Stretch Post-Flight For Lengthening – Whether you are on a business trip or on a vacation, stress can easily creep into your body in the form of muscle tension and mind fatigue. De-stress from jet-lag with an easy spine lengthening and side-opening movement. Side Opener: Inhale, lift the arms up, grab a hold of your right wrist, lift the rib cage in and up to lengthen, then exhale bend to the left. Saturate the right side body with breath. Take 5 full breaths, switch sides. Repeat to release all muscle tension. Time commitment is approximately 2 minutes.

For the ambitious: Take a moment to close your eyes and mentally say a fit-focused affirmation as you stretch. Example: “I always find time for self-care.”


Fit Tip #5 Tone For Full Body ToningPosition A: Child’s Pose – stand on the knees, knees are wider than, fold over so the rib cage fits perfectly between the thighs, reach the arms out in front of you, forehead to the ground. Breathe in for 5 counts, breathe out for 6 counts. Flow into Position B: Plank Pose – tuck the toes, slowly shift forward while lifting the knees off the ground, engage the core, tuck the tailbone, puff up through the upper back, keeping the entire spine in neutral alignment. Breathe in for 5 counts, breathe out for 6 counts. Transition to Position C: Fallen Triangle Pose – bring the right knee in towards your chest, kick the foot out to the left side and place the outer edge of the foot to the ground, lift the hips high, shift the weight to the right side, engage the core, reach the left hand up to the sky as you open up the left side body. Breathe in for 5 counts, breathe out for 6 counts. Step the foot back to plank position. Repeat Positions A to C, left & right; 4 reps per side. The time commitment is 9 minutes.

For the ambitious: Add a chaturanga push-up after plank pose.



Fit Tip #6 Do Cardio AnywhereFor cardio, weight-loss, energy. Pack your sneakers! You can jog, run, sprint anywhere! Get your heart rate up any chance you get. It is the most efficient way to lose weight and to maintain healthy weight. Other forms of cardio include jumping jacks, plank mountain climbers, jump squats, burpees.

For the ambitious: Plan a full day committed to fitness by going hiking, biking, or swimming!


xx love & light




June 2014

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