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Monday

18

April 2016

5-MINUTES A DAY + MEDITATION MANTRAS!

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

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

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

xx love and light!

Thursday

18

September 2014

PEACE STARTS WITH ME

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

sunina_clouds The greatest challenge is to constantly stay inspired. Are you always looking for the next thing? Rather than stopping, looking, and being grateful for everything that is happening right now? We definitely need moments in our day where we just stop and appreciate. Being in NY, it’s easy to get caught up in what is next rather than what is now. It is easy to get caught up in mindless drama, catty issues, and the negative little things. Just a moment watching world news reports can whip you back into gratitude. How about appreciating all the positive little things? Your morning coffee that gives you a burst of energy, the priceless smiles you can give to strangers, the breath that you breathe.

Today should be a day to witness all the little things. Sometimes, stop thinking so hard about what’s next. Stop, look up, breathe, appreciate. See the beauty in all things. Pray for world peace, yes.. but know that “Peace starts with me.”

xx love & light.

 

Tuesday

17

June 2014

HALF PIGEON POSE

Written by , Posted in Beauty, Body, Clarity, Love, Mind, Skin Glow, Yoga

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!

 

Tuesday

20

May 2014

SIDE PLANK STARFISH

Written by , Posted in Body, Strength, Yoga

sunina_sideplank Side Plank Starfish! Holding a side plank is such a challenge for me, let alone adding a starfish! The way to stay in it is to get out of the mind and truly into every muscle in your body because every muscle in your body is working to stay in this pose.

Here’s how to do it: start at plank, inhale, roll the weight of your body to the left side by rolling over to your wrist and outer edge of the left foot. Lift the right hand all the way up, lift the hips up. Find balance and stability first. Be sure your tailbone is tucked in, engaged core, shoulders away from the ears. Lift the right leg up to the sky slowly. Stay for 3 to 5 breaths.

xx love & light.

 

Tuesday

25

February 2014

DEVOTIONAL WARRIOR

Written by , Posted in Clarity, Strength, Yoga

sunina_devotionalwarrior Devotional Warrior!

Devote yourself to a purpose, for yourself or for someone else.

Start at Warrior 2, knee is bent over the ankle, back foot is anchoring down with strength. Interlace the fingers at the base of the back. Inhale, heart lifts, shoulders are back. Exhale, fold over, head hangs. Drop the crown of the head, relax the neck and shoulders, arms reach over the head. Stretch the shoulders, feels so good! Torso and front bent leg is against one another energetically working the core.  Stay for 3 to 5 breaths. Switch sides.

xx love & light.

Photo by Rebecca Tello.

 

 

Wednesday

19

February 2014

DANCER STRETCH

Written by , Posted in Confidence, Sexy Tone, Yoga

sunina_dancerstretch Dancer stretch, a stretch I picked up years ago while taking Jazz class during my elementary, middle, high school years! Didn’t realize how beautiful it was until I had it photographed. Stretch out your entire body, strengthen your calves, ankles, feet, core, arms with this pose. It looks and feels phenomenal.

Here’s how to do it: Position yourself into a wide-legged forward fold. Lift the left foot up to the balls of the foot, place the right hand to the right shin. Lift the left and up and over the head, externally rotate the wrist for a wrist stretch. Lift the chest up, let your heart shine. Stay for 3 to 5 breaths. Repeat the other side.

xx love & light.

 

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