MISSBISH Flex Zone | Sunina Young

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June 16, 2015
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Tell us about your first yoga experience.
Meditation is Yoga. I was 3 or 4 years old the first time I ever meditated consistently, and it was with my dad. He is a Tae Kwon Do Grandmaster. My first time experiencing Vinyasa practice was with a friend in my 20’s.

How did you get into yoga?
I danced from elementary to high school, and I’ve always loved the beauty of movement. I was attracted to Yoga for the beauty of it. The way the body creates beautiful shapes, and the strength that flexibility represents.

How long have you been practicing? Consistently: two years.


“I’ve always loved the beauty of movement. I was attracted to Yoga for the beauty of it. The way the body creates beautiful shapes, and the strength that flexibility represents.”

Were you always flexible? How flexible were you when you initially started?
As a dancer, I was pretty flexible. I took a decade off in movement. Getting back into yoga it took me about 5 months to really get my hips open, and to be able to get into postures that required open hips like Hanumanasana (Split). It was also about releasing tension in the mind as much as it was about the body. We hold onto so much emotional baggage in the hips. Yoga practice helps you release that tension.

What style of yoga do you prefer?
It depends on what my mind/body feels it needs at the moment. It could be hot yoga, restorative, slow flow or vinyasa. But, it is usually Vinyasa. I like to take and teach flow. It feels like a dance. And everyone has their own style. Everyone moves differently. It’s a beautiful thing.

How important is the teacher?
A teacher leading the class is important.


“I’ve learned that I can create whatever I want in my outer world, if I start first with my inner world. I’ve learned that I haven’t ‘arrived’ and every day there are new ways to learn and grow.”


Would you consider yourself a yogi? A yogini, yes.

What have you learned from yoga?
True self-love, self-acceptance, self-awareness, clarity from illusions. I’ve learned to see my patterns. I’ve learned that I can create whatever I want in my outer world, if I start first with my inner world. I’ve learned that I haven’t ‘arrived’ and every day there are new ways to learn and grow.

Biggest challenges?
Patience. To enjoy the journey and not be overwhelmed by the destination.

Tell us 3 tips?
Keep your thoughts clean, your vibrations high, and your face to the sun (with SPF on).

Photos by: David Tufino