15 Articles by Marina Chetner

Marina Chetner

6 Morning Rituals To Help You Have The Best Day Ever

A morning ritual celebrates the feeling of a clean slate and gets you off to a great start. Setting aside about 30 minutes of “me” time before diving...

Marina Chetner
October 3 2014

Why Everyone Should Walk 30 Minutes A Day

In Japan, Shinrin-yoku — translated as "forest bathing" — is the act of walking in nature to manage stress and relax. Aristotle made the outdoors his...

Marina Chetner
March 6 2014

10 Things TO DO In Bikram Yoga

The list of dos and donts is ever expanding when it comes to Bikram Yoga.

Marina Chetner
December 30 2012

Profile of a Competitive Yogi

“Competition drives us to be the best we can be, but to be a champion requires the submission to results and outcome.” ~ Joseph Encinia

Marina Chetner
September 4 2012

Yoga as an Olympic Sport?

Why are we so afraid of sharing yoga? Your practice is your practice – if one sees yoga as a sport, why are so many others opposed to encouraging this...

Marina Chetner
August 10 2012

How to Tame Your Monkey Mind

“Stop monkeying around!” My brothers, sisters, and I heard this exclaimed a lot as kids. When the 5 of us got together we created havoc, much to our...

Marina Chetner
July 19 2012

Coffee & Yoga - It's a Fine Balance

Yoga brings balance and awareness into my life. Constantly evolving, over the years I’ve noticed changes in my attitude, approach, and behavior. Best...

Marina Chetner
July 13 2012

Yoga as a Sport & The Olympic Games

"A thought is an arrow shot at the truth; it can hit a point, but not cover the whole target. But the archer is too well satisfied with...

Marina Chetner
June 29 2012

Bikram Yoga's Other Half: Conversation with Rajashree Choudhury

Just as the Moon is to the Sun, Yin is to Yang, so is Rajashree to Bikram – a balance in harmony.

Marina Chetner
June 19 2012

Hydration and Replenishment for (Hot) Yogis

We hear the tip frequently, ‘ensure you’re well hydrated’, especially if we're pursuing outdoor sports or practicing yoga in 105F heated rooms during...

Marina Chetner
June 18 2012

Balancing Your Yang (Hot) Yoga Practice with Yin

It was a few years ago, when I started a near-daily hot (Yang) yoga practice – then, a combination of Ashtanga, Bikram, and power yoga – that I...

Marina Chetner
June 11 2012

Yoga Makes Everything So Delicious

"A yoga practice is like peeling an onion. Sometimes the onion makes you cry but in the end it makes everything so delicious - it's worth it." 

Marina Chetner
June 10 2012

5 Summer Tips for Hot Room Yogis

As the weather makes its seasonal transition, so changes my Bikram yoga practice. During the cooler months, my joints sound a little creakier; the...

Marina Chetner
June 7 2012

5 Life Lessons Beyond the Yoga Mat

One of the most satisfying experiences in yoga is overcoming obstacles. Whether it’s finally finding balance in Toe Stand; easing up tight knees in...

Marina Chetner
June 2 2012

10 Things NOT to Do in Bikram Yoga

It feels like it’s 130F, sweat is stinging your eyes, you’re itching for a sliver of cool air… actually, jumping into an pool ice cube filled pool...

Marina Chetner
May 27 2012