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Sunday

25

October 2015

VIDEO: FACIAL FITNESS – MASSAGE FOR YOUTHFUL GLOW

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Self-care Sunday!

Facial Fitness – super simple massage techniques you can do anywhere, anytime. For a plump, youthful complexion with a healthy glow do this twice a day everyday for 2-5 minutes. Also included: Beauty Affirmations!

Using any face oil will do, even do it while cleansing.
Some examples:
Rosehip oil: http://amzn.to/1G6Hb6t
Vitamin E oil: http://bit.ly/1hGkF9s
DHC Cleansing oil: http://bit.ly/1U0fWRf

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

xx love & light.

Tuesday

20

October 2015

ENERGY FLOWS TO WHERE YOUR ATTENTION GOES

Written by , Posted in Attractive Energy, Clarity, Mind, You

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photo by ANDY HUR @thewhelming

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.

Sunday

18

October 2015

SELF-CARE SUNDAY VIDEO: RUBBER MASKING

Written by , Posted in Beauty, Self-Care, Skin Glow

For skincare sunday this week I wanted to highlight the amazing benefits of the quick and easy rubber masking! Super popular in skin spas in South Korea that is now available outside of the spa. This is very exciting as I’ve had rubber masking done several times in spas to end a facial, but now it can be done at home. Thank you Glow Recipe (www.glowrecipe.com) for bringing this product to the US.

Enjoy!

Links to Products:

Charcoal Rubber Mask: http://bit.ly/1LXeNQo
Blossom Jeju Toner: http://bit.ly/1KhSaoE
Earth’s Recipe Moisturizer: http://bit.ly/1MxgKnr
Activated Greens, Charcoal Juice: http://bit.ly/1GcJMft

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

Wednesday

14

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

 

Monday

12

October 2015

SIMPLE MEDITATION GUIDE

Written by , Posted in Clarity, Happiness, Inspiration, Mind, Yoga

Image by Andy Hur

 
Step by step meditation guide: 

  1. Grab a line in a spiritual book/ a quote from a thought leader/ one thought you have in your mind, and let it lead your intention for meditation. Example: Truth will correct all errors in my mind. 
  2. If you have incense, grab it and light it up. 
  3. Sit in a comfortable cross-legged seated position. Hands can be on your thighs, at your hearts center, or palm over palm gently over your ankles. 
  4. Simply close your eyes and breathe. 
  5. If this is your first few times it may feel uncomfortable and you might get anxious – stick with it until you get over that point. It is after that point where you will feel calm. Go as long as it feels amazing. Do not worry about timing, whenever you have a beautiful sense of peace come over you vibe with it for a bit. As you gently open your eyes notice the difference you feel after meditation versus before. 

My step-by- step meditation this morning is on snapchat: @suninayoung

Meditation truly is the answer to all of your “problems” and illusions of the mind. All it takes is a shift of perception and a sprinkle of gratitude. 

Xx love & light.

Image by Andy Hur 

Sunday

11

October 2015

SELF-CARE SUNDAY: ROSE FACIAL + BATH

Written by , Posted in Yoga

Self-Care Sunday! Start the week off with self-care to set the tone for the rest of the week. There are so many natural beauty benefits in roses, discover them in this video with a soothing face mask and relaxing bath :)

Bath:
SheaMoisture Bubbles: http://bit.ly/1jo7SsM
Ahava Dead Sea Bath Crystals: http://amzn.to/1N6N9UE

Face:
DHC Facial Cleansing Oil: http://bit.ly/1U0fWRf
Son & Park Beauty Water: http://bit.ly/1O1nHPQ
Fresh Rose Face Mask: http://bit.ly/1QivcmH
Aura Cacia Rosehip Oil: http://amzn.to/1G6Hb6t

xx love & light.

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

Friday

9

October 2015

SELF IMPORTANCE VS. SELF CONFIDENCE

Written by , Posted in Attractive Energy, Clarity, Confidence, Mind, You

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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.

Tuesday

6

October 2015

Monday

5

October 2015

LUXURY IS..

Written by , Posted in Beauty, Clarity, Happiness, Inner Purity, Mind, Self-Care

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Despite all of the distractions the daily grind gives you, stay on your path. Stay focused inwards. Do not let the petty things, the ego, the material things take over truth. What is real is within you. Look above the petty things and situations, turn ego thoughts into loving thoughts instead, and enjoy the material pleasures for what it is- material. Comfort is a beautiful thing which gives you the platform to carry out your life duties; excess is frivolous and unnecessary. Luxury is elegance. Luxury is not gaudy, excessive, or boastful. Luxury is in the mind. Think about it, your mind can be a landfill.. or it can be heaven.

Get clean with clarity by meditating. Start today. Start with 2 minutes. You don’t need to be a yogi, or have incense while you do it. Just sit and be still, and you are already there.

Who you are, what you do, how you see things should not be clouded by what you are here to do. Stay focused, prioritize self-care, have an amazing week! Happy Monday.

xx love & light.

Thursday

10

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

3

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.

Sunday

23

August 2015

VIDEO: ABOUT LAST NIGHT: SKINCARE FOR REJUVENATED GLOW

Written by , Posted in Beauty, Self-Care, Skin Glow, Yoga

This is the 2nd Sunday Selfcare Skincare video!
Rejuvenated Skincare routine perfect for a morning after a long night – enjoy!

Links to all products used in the video is below:

DHC Oil Cleanser: http://bit.ly/1U0fWRf
Neutrogena Makeup Wipes: http://bit.ly/1Eb7gAr
Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask: http://seph.me/1KdfuJl
Cotton Pads: http://bit.ly/1NtzwBd
Be The Skin Toner: http://bit.ly/1Jd5w8R
Cremorlab Mineral Essence: http://bit.ly/1EcsZIi
All-In-One Snail Repair Cream: http://bit.ly/1h4NeNk

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

xx love & light.

 

 

 

Monday

17

August 2015

SUNDAY SELF-CARE SKINCARE: INSTANT GLOW

Written by , Posted in Inner Purity, Self-Care, Skin Glow

I’ve gotten some requests to do a skincare video and I can’t deny it is one of my passions! I have a skincare/beauty background so naturally I gravitate towards well-being and skincare products. These are some of the products I love to use for a gentle yet thorough cleanse. Here is a skincare routine, preferably done on Sundays to set the week of self-care on the right tone:)

Amore Pacific Enzyme Peel: http://seph.me/1hGkoDD
Trueself Organics: http://bit.ly/1hGkqLC
Leaders Insolution Illuminating Sheet Mask: http://bit.ly/1hGktap
Vita Up! Facial Water: http://bit.ly/1hGkz1C
Derma E Vitamin E Skin Oil: http://bit.ly/1hGkF9s
Eau Thermale Avene Sunscreen: http://bit.ly/1hGkHOO
Rohto Cool Eyedrops: http://bit.ly/1hGkICf
Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado: http://bit.ly/1hGkLhu
Kiehl’s Mango Lip Balm: http://bit.ly/1hGkScU
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer: http://bit.ly/1hGkTgY
Tarte Concealer: http://seph.me/1hGkWcF
Mac – Kinda Sexy Lipstick: http://bit.ly/1hGl3VF
Anastasia Dip Brow: http://seph.me/1hGl77J
Hadanomy Collagen Mist: http://amzn.to/1hGldfF

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

xx love and light.

Wednesday

5

August 2015

VIDEO: YOGA FOR SPINE + BACK FLEXIBILITY

Written by , Posted in Body, Strength

5-Minute Yoga for Back and Spine Flexibility with a little bit of a calf stretch:)

Sequence:

Tadasana

Calf Stretch

Vinyasa with Upward Facing Dog Focus
6x

Down Dog Split with Knee Bends

Child’s Pose

Meditation

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

 

Saturday

1

August 2015

BODY BY SUNINA ♡

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

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Linette manages the marketing and social media at L’Oreal. She’s also a co-creater at EM cosmetics. This busy beauty girl and I started working out together on May 1st 2015! She’s a beautiful girl with a healthy body awareness and confidence. She just wanted to tighten up, stretch, and feel healthy.
Linette’s body goals were to tone up, and to slim down her waistline.

Here’s what we did:
A workout based vinyasa yoga with toning, cardio, glutes, obliques focus. Ends with a cool-down stretch with aromatherapy Savasana of course! Linette’s favorite part lol
2x a week.

SLT – megaformer Pilates
In my classes I focus a lot of my attention on butt and waist for my clients. I love to enhance and shape the natural figure of a woman!
1x a week (sometimes 2x a week).

Nutrition:
Clean eating and a variety of juices. She had doughnuts once, and indulged in Korean food while away to see her parents lol. But for the most part she was super on point with her nutrition. It is not so sane to be so strict. It is okay to eat! It is about awareness.

Linette’s dedication, perseverance, positive attitude has inspired me the past 12 weeks. Open to change, ready to work, put in 100%, and most importantly had FUN with it. We had specific body goals to work towards. We weren’t stressing, we just wanted to feel good. The results were exactly what she was looking for, for her trip to Greece! And now it’s time for a bikini in the Mediterranean!

Xx
Love and light.

Wednesday

8

July 2015

VIDEO: 13-MINUTE YOGA FOR BUTT + WAIST

Written by , Posted in Yoga

A 13-minute yoga sequence infused with a workout for glutes and obliques!

Sequence:
Meditation
Vinyasa

3 sets of:
Squats + Variations
Spiderman Crawl
Child’s Pose

Meditation close

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

Thursday

2

July 2015

WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO

Written by , Posted in Clarity

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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

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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://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

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