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December 2016

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

 

Friday

16

September 2016

Monday

9

May 2016

VIDEO: GYM BAG ESSENTIALS! ALLY LOVE X SUNINA

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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

18

April 2016

5-MINUTES A DAY + MEDITATION MANTRAS!

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

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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!

Wednesday

6

April 2016

BEAUTY BENEFITS OF MEDITATION

Written by , Posted in Beauty, Happiness, Inner Purity, Inspiration, Mind, Self-Care, Skin Glow

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Ally Love (Ally Love Blog) and I had a spa session just in time for our birthdays! (Happy Birthday Ally!) We split it up into two parts: Mediation and Skincare. (The skincare post will be up on Friday). For included meditation into our beauty focused spa session because we know, love, and feel the importance of meditation for our healthy glow. Here is a curated list of what meditation means to us for beauty.

The Beauty Benefits of Meditation:

Slows Aging, as you meditate you bring energy (prana aka life) and fuller breaths into your body. It pumps more oxygen into the places that are tight and weak, it also brings a glow to your skin. You may notice after some time meditating that there is less tension in your face and you can really feel the difference when you are done. Breathing mindfully transforms the tissues and cells in your body. It brightens your complexion and makes you look and feel younger; working that natural glow from the inside out!

Builds Confidence, meditation keeps your mood even and calm, giving you an even keeled demeanor. It can instantly improve your mood and this builds your self-confidence as well. Meditation helps you get to know your true self, and when you know yourself you can only shine bright with confidence.

Healthier Choices, when you make mediation a habit you build your awareness muscle. As that muscle gets stronger you are more in the moment with everyday life which gives you the benefit of making better and healthier choices. It is when we are mindlessly moving through life that we make not so great choices that could effect our health. And, health is not only wealth-  but beauty as well.

xx love and light.

Tuesday

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February 2016

3 SIMPLE WAYS HOW TO UPLIFT YOURSELF FROM A WINTER RUT

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

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 It is February, right at the heart of winter in New York. Some winter months I tend to get a wave of unmotivated energy – any one else out there? It is the month that I have to pump up my self-care: pump up my meditation & yoga, work out efficiently (thank you SLT), pay special attention to how and what I eat, and take extra special care of my dry skin.

Here are 3 simple steps to unwinding out of your, dare I say, rut:

Come back to your center: meditate, do yoga, eat clean. Do lots of yoga positions that are uplifting the heart (upward facing dog). When you repeatedly remind yourself of your truth, and when you count all your blessings a rut is impossible.

Get your energy back: for extroverts, surrounding yourself with a lot of friends re-energizes you. For introverts, surrounding yourself with a few that you love is just enough, and mostly quiet time to recharge your energy is what you need.

Wake up earlier: when you are in a rut, you tend to wake later, start your day later, and it becomes a downward spiral of rushing through the day when you have things to do. Start your day earlier and have ample time for the things you want to accomplish for the day.

xx love & light

Thursday

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January 2016

3 THINGS I LEARNED IN THE PHILIPPINES

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

IMG_2833 I am back! One day before leaving for the Philippines my husband and I moved into a new apartment (not stressful at all:). The next day we took a 14 hour flight to 80 degrees and sun. We spent 3 weeks in the Philippines, and a few days in LA to close up our holiday. Probably the longest vacation I’ve ever taken! Here are a few things I picked up during my time away..

Don’t Rush. I tend to rush everywhere, blame the New Yorker in me! Sometimes I stop and realize that rushing and multi-tasking actually slows me down. And whats even more tragic is that I don’t enjoy the process because I am too busy thinking about what I have to do next, or where I have to be. It wasn’t any specific situation or person but it was just the energy and vibes of the people as a whole in the Philippines that was just so chill. Responses were thoughtful and slow.

Observe more than I speak. This has a lot to do with just being present as well. Observing before I take action. Listening more than you speak, so that when it is time to respond you response with grace and clarity.

And last, appreciate someone (or people) exactly as they are, and watch them transform into the best version of themselves. How empowered do you feel when someone just understands, and acknowledges you in your own light without judgement. It is a beautiful feeling of acceptance.

Lately, back in New York and back to teaching (how I missed it!) I find myself slowing down no matter how mundane or exciting the task. I consume myself in the process of whatever it is that I am doing and really try and get 100% focused on it. Nothing like a 3 week vacation to get you back into perspective;)

Last- should I do a mind/body/beauty post on my Philippines trip?

xx

love and light.

Sunday

13

December 2015

MANIFEST DESIRES – 3 OF 3

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Desire is the root of all human existence. It is the natural force of attraction that drives you in every moment.

In review, the first step in the manifestation of your desires is to define and call out your desires – allowing awareness. The second is to be detached from the outcome – live freely with an open mind and heart to the vast possibilities and roads that can be taken for your desires to be fulfilled.

And last, hence the final leg of this 3-part series on fulfilling your desires, is action. Sitting still, wishing, and praying are all great. But in order for the manifestations of your desires to become your reality, you must work towards it. I believe that you can work smart and direct energy only towards the activities that are balanced and satisfying to you. Because ultimately those activities that make you happy will naturally lead you in the direction of your desires.

I hope you enjoyed this 3-part series on manifesting your desires! We will put some meditation tools and techniques into action at the next YOGA GLOW event in NYC on Thursday, Decemeber 17th. Hope to see you there!

Xx love and light.

Thursday

10

December 2015

MANIFEST DESIRES – 2 OF 3

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

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Photo by DAVID TUFINO.

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

Wednesday

9

December 2015

MANIFEST DESIRES – 1 OF 3

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

We all have desires. What are yours?If you are not happy with the outcome of a certain situation, or maybe your goals are not being met and you’re stuck in a routine- you need a change. What you’re actually stuck on are limiting beliefs on yourself which need to be let go as the first step for change. There are three concepts you need to change your outcome:

  • Awareness – an awareness of your thoughts which lead to your actions. Being present and experiencing the events of your life as it is unfolding. It is when you are aware that you are able to choose your thoughts. When you are present and aware of your thoughts you have the ability to reframe your thoughts, choose another thought. Change your thoughts, which change your action, which lead to a different outcome.
  • Gratitude – gratitude for all that you have, so it multiplies. You must first be grateful for all that you have.
  • A burning desire – you must have a desire, a goal that get you so excited your heart pumps out of your chest for it. What is it that is calling out to you. This is essential, and should never be ignored. Call out your desires.

I will be continuing this 3-part blog post on desire fulfillment within the week here on the blog. Stay tuned! This dharma and tools for meditation will be practiced at the Yoga Glow event in NYC on Dec. 17th! For more info: www.sunina.com/yoga-glow

Xx love and light.

Sunday

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December 2015

VIDEO: SELF-CARE SUNDAY – INNER GODDESS MEDITATION

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

I hope you enjoyed my extended skincare series for the past few months! I was only planning on doing 3, but I continued on with the Self-Care Skincare and I hope you enjoyed it!!

Today, I am sharing something a slight bit different. I would love to show you how I connect with my inner self, how I experience the higher sense of beauty. It is my connection with my inner goddess that centers me, brings me to peace, and makes me feel good from the inside out.

You only need a few minutes a day. Happy meditating, happy self-care Sunday! Make self-care everyday! 🙂

xx love & light!

Sunday

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November 2015

ASTROLOGY: SUN, MOON, RISING, MIDHEAVEN

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IMG_1384 Happy dreamy Sunday 🙂

I was so inspired by the ethereal feeling I got while in the air, a new feeling of ‘inner goddess’ that I went into complete self-discovery geek mode afterwards over the weekend. I got accurate information on my astrology. I have a lot of background in researching astrology (I was nearly obsessed with it as a child and read astrology books as soon as I learned how to read, this continued well into my adulthood).  However all of these years I have only known my sun sign and my rising sign. This weekend I explored my entire mixture of signs in entirety which also includes the moon sign and midheaven sign. Midheaven was mind-blowing to me because I’ve never known about my midheaven and I discovered why I felt so much water energy in me for so long, especially in the career front! I discovered with this combination why I feel so many opposing energies on all levels on a daily basis depending on situation. Long story short, within me I feel so much inspiration and fire hence the Aries in me. My Cancer rising have others perceive me as dainty, feminine, and standoffish even though I feel completely different inside. My Sagittarius moon makes me happy-go-lucky and spirited. My Pisces midheaven which is mostly about my career front makes me super spiritual and intuitive.

Self-discovery on an astrological level may be very helpful to you, and so much fun to read up on. Click here to get the info on your sun, moon, rising, and midheaven. You will need your date of birth, exact time of birth, and place of birth. Then google away and see what your midheaven means. 🙂

Enjoy xx

love & light.

Photo by David Tufino

Base love by Sylvie Curci

Wednesday

4

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.

Sunday

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November 2015

VIDEO: BRIGHTENING SPLASH MASK, SEA KELP MASK

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

Today’s self-care Sunday is for the girls that just want to have a lazy Sunday! The splash mask only takes 15 seconds! The sea-kelp mask has amazing benefits, it is straight from Jeju Island in South Korea. So excited to show you this one. Happy Sunday.

Links to Products at Glow Recipe:

Blithe Patting Splash Mask – Soothing & Healing: http://bit.ly/1P4C5uA

Whamisa Organic Sea Kelp Facial Sheet Mask: http://bit.ly/1iw14IN

Giveaway Items:
Nancy Rose Performance: http://bit.ly/1RmgY4Q
Hadanomy Collagen Facial Mist: http://amzn.to/1hGldfF

Wednesday

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October 2015

BRAGGING VS. BEING

Written by , Posted in Beauty, Clarity, Inner Purity, Mind, Skin Glow

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Bragging vs. Being.

Bragging by definition is to ‘talk or write about oneself in a proud or self-impressed way; arrogant talk or manner. Bragging is a verbal kind of showing off.  (Humblebrags included!) We all know someone who does this, have done this, and at some point you may have been guilty of it too. This is a sign of ego getting in the way of truth. Truth does not need to brag. It is when we feel inadequate, insecure, or in need of attention.

Being. Simply being you, the true you that is happy when you are doing what you love is when you naturally shine bright. It is an energy that is so strong that anyone around you can feel it. Being you no matter how insecure it may make others feel is not bragging or showing off, it is simply being you. Playing down abilities, your opinions, your taste, or your talents because you are afraid of making others feel insecure is not of your concern. You are here to 100% be you and to express what you’ve been given to do your work here.

xx love & light

Beauty bonus – I literally always have this spray by my side – consistently since 2011! See in photo – the pink bottle:) My all-time favorite collagen mist, the bottle above is probably like my 27th bottle! It has surpassed expectations of many of my beauty products in my beauty closet and I want to share with you what, why, when, where, how! Guess where I found it, the best way to use it, and why it is the best of all mists I’ve tried. To discover all this, Sign up for my newsletter (column on the right) – will be talking all about it in my newsletter tomorrow. PS There will be a giveaway:)

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

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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

 

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