Post image for My Bikram Journal Day 4

I woke this morning feeling emotional, I wasn’t sad or upset, I just felt like I was in a quite calm place and it was making me feel odd having suffered for many years with a racing mind.  This feeling felt quite strange to me. During my work day I felt my eyes fill up on more than one occasion for no reason at all. I mentioned my emotion to someone here at our office who practices yoga regularly and she told me if I was doing a lot of back bending and poses using my hips it would bring out a lot of emotion and then it all made sense. Read more »

Lucy Sinclaire -Jan 24, 2013, 10:44PM
Jemma! You have the most beautiful writing voice! I have really enjoyed following your Bikram Journal
Stephanie -Jan 24, 2013, 9:39PM
This is the most inspiring of all.

More comments »

Post image for My Bikram Journal, Day Three

I had the most peaceful sleep last night. I felt rested and relaxed and woke well before my alarm clock. My body was aching in places I never knew could ache and I did not wake with a headache this time. I was however feeling a little groggy from lack of caffeine, it’s the 3rd day with no coffee and I’m starting to crave it. I walked past the coffee shop on my way to work and the smell almost enticed me in… but then I remembered “The Driver and The Chariot” I didn’t give in. Read more »

Kayla -Jan 23, 2013, 8:59PM
Hello! First off I must say, "I'm so proud of you!" This year I have 12 different resolutions for each month and my January goal was to do yoga everyday. So far so good! I've taken some "rest" days where I just do a few sun salutations and I feel really great. My body, my mind, my soul, my energy. Everything really flows together, and I never realized that until I started to practice yoga! On January 31st, to celebrate my month long resolution with yoga, I'm going to take a Bikram class for the first time. I've really enjoyed reading your Bikram journal so far, and it's given me new motivation to finish up the month strong. Thank you! xoxo
Nicole -Jan 23, 2013, 8:45PM
ahh good luck on day 4! Can't wait to hear about it.

More comments »

Post image for Learn How To Get Our Lookbook Makeup!

Whenever we shoot a new lookbook, I always want to know what products our makeup artist Deanna uses to get the beautiful looks. Read more »

Lydia -Jan 22, 2013, 9:37AM
soooooo pretty :)

More comments »

Post image for My Bikram Journal Day Two

My alarm clock rang at 6:30am. I woke, my body ached, and I was for sure dehydrated. The 2.5 – 3 liters of water was clearly not enough.  Although my muscles hurt slightly and I had a head ache from lack of water, I felted enlightened. I was ready to head back to Bikram class after work and try harder. I nibbled on some peanut butter and jelly toast, packed my yoga kit, and headed into work.

Read more »

-Mar 11, 2013, 11:46PM
SO incredibly disappointed by this entry. Bikram is NOT yoga. Bikram Choudhury is not a yogi and (much like Richard Haynes, Urban Outfitters CEO) is so untrue to the image he sells. The girls that write for this blog are NOT a reflection of Bikram (or even Haynes for that matter) but you guys should do some research before you go around promoting this. While you girls might like the idea of yoga, you should listen during the classes, read the Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, take classes that are more than ashtanga, take restorative, meditative circles... etc. Yoga is not just poses, it is a way of thinking.
Jenny Ekberg -Feb 15, 2013, 6:38PM
I was going to wait until it cools down here in Australia and start then, but after reading your posts I got so inspired that I immediately booked myself in for a Bikram challenge. I need to detox, change the way I eat, calm down. Thanks again for this so much, you are really inspiring.

More comments »

Post image for My Bikram Journal: Day One

I have always been the type of person who is continually searching for something… I have never felt rested. I needed to find my balance and calm the mild anxiety that had been following me for years. So, when the opportunity arose for me to participate in a 5-day Bikram challenge, I dove straight at the chance.

Read more »

C -Apr 13, 2013, 1:04PM
Balancing stick comes well before Camel. I think it's the 6th in the standing where Camel is closer to the end of class....before rabbit. Something tells me this isn't exactly true. Sorry.
Megan -Feb 19, 2013, 8:29PM
You should keep going! Doing the 30 day challenge at Bikram yoga Philadelphia changed my practice for the better! It really was a fun experience.

More comments »

Post image for Yoga Pose Of The Week: Revolved Abdomen Pose

This week’s pose is the third in our series of post-holiday detox twists from Stacia Nero of Deliver Me Wellness Read more »

shop swimwear -Nov 20, 2013, 3:11AM
Hey! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could locate a captcha plugin for my comment form? I'm using the same blog platform as yours and I'm having trouble finding one? Thanks a lot!
win 7 -Feb 21, 2013, 10:11PM
thanks for you.buy win 7 home.

More comments »

Post image for Makeup Tutorial: The Wing For Spring

We asked our makeup artist Deanna Hagan what one of her favorite looks is for Spring, and she didn’t even hesitate – it’s all about the wing.  Read more »

Spooky -Nov 03, 2013, 2:37PM
The card thing ends up looking like this. The line never curls up, which I think looks crazy. https://thrillseekingbehavior.wordpress.com/2011/03/20/eyeliner/
Spooky -Nov 03, 2013, 2:35PM
Ok, the way you do it is to get a business card or one of those things guys have in their collars. Those flexible plastic things with a round end and a pointed end? Idk what they are called. Ok, so you get one and use that as a guide, placing it next to your eye. The plastic thing has the advantage of fitting right next to your eye, as it is smaller than a card. Use a small angled brush to draw in the wing with black eyeshadow. Repeat on the other side. Use a q tip dipped in makeup remover to clean up. The powder creates a line you can leave, or use as a guide for liquid liner. And if you don't get it even the first time, it's much easier to clean up than anything else.

More comments »

Post image for Video: How To Get The Perfect Ponytail

The moment I first looked at the images from our Amsterdam shoot, one stood out as an immediate favorite. The image above left, Read more »

Emilie -Apr 03, 2013, 5:22PM
i wear this most days to school now! thank you for finally giving me something that is cool but fits regulation! i love it!
Grace -Jan 18, 2013, 8:27PM
I would love a video or post on the stylist's favorite tools like brushes, combs etc! I would love to do this look. I'm curious on the brush she used. My hair is on the thicker end and most brushes make it poofy. Love the vid!

More comments »

Post image for Yoga Pose Of The Week: Half Spinal Twist

This week’s pose is the second in our series of post-holiday detox twists from Stacia Nero of Deliver Me Wellness. Read more »

fp julia -Jan 15, 2013, 5:54PM
Taylor, so glad you like them! And the ability to listen to the post would be so cool ;)
Taylor -Jan 15, 2013, 2:15AM
I'm a beginner at yoga and just wanted to let you guys know how much I love these features! The only thing that could make it better would be an audio version of instructions, so I could be "read" instructions while doing the poses! Again, love and appreciate this yoga series so much; thank you!

More comments »

Post image for 5 Natural, Homemade Remedies For Dry Skin

UPDATE: This post originally ran on November 13th 2012 but now that we’re in the midst of winter we needed to remind ourselves of these great natural remedies!

One of my biggest annoyances come winter is dry skin.  I literally will not go anywhere without a small bottle of lotion, because in my opinion there are few things worse than when my hands are dry – it drives me crazy. Read more »

Andres Pefia -Jul 16, 2014, 6:53AM
I love this post. I have suffered badly and still am from dry skin. I also had some eczema in between and I know how it feels to want to scratch your skin off. I am sure this will help a lot for people. :) thanks a lot.
Cathy -Jul 08, 2014, 6:15PM
The salt scrub is a great idea! I personally use a coffee sugar scrub from this place called Turtle Creek and it works amazing wonders on my dry skin. I had never felt my hands and feet feel so good and it lasted for a few days too with little maintenance. Somehow removing dead skin with a moisturizing scrub is really effective for me. The Turtle Creek brand I use has a lot more ingredients in it then just honey, they use shea butter and avocado oil and olive oil and glycerin and a bunch of other goodies. Perhaps adding these types of things to your scrubs may be beneficial to you all too : ) Olive oil by itself sort of works on my skin, but amazingly my skin is so prone to dryness that it only lasts for a short time. I think shea butter combined with works a lot better for me, personally. They are a small brand with great products if you wanna try em out or just see how they make their scrubs to get ideas: http://turtlecreekstore.weebly.com/exfoliants.html

More comments »

Post image for Video: Helmet-Friendly Hair!

To accompany our bicycle-themed January catalog, we wanted to do a tutorial for a helmet-friendly hairstyle…something simple and cute that looks great on its own or under a helmet. Read more »

giselle fiamoncini -Jan 13, 2013, 1:49PM
hey! check this "invisible helmet" that i just saw in a lifestyle blog! its amazing, isnt it? love, GF http://www.wowrevista.com/have-you-ever-heard-about-hovding-the-invisible-helmets/
m -Jan 13, 2013, 1:29PM
Does anyone know the name of the song in the video?

More comments »

Post image for Yoga Pose Of The Week: Chair Pose With Twist

This week’s yoga pose from Stacia Nero of Deliver Me Wellness is the Chair Pose (Utkatasana) and its Twist variations -  the first in a series of twist poses for the month of January that are considered detox poses. Read more »

Stacia -Jan 31, 2013, 10:01PM
Thanks for your very descriptive and helpful answer Jess. It's nice to see how other teachers teach the body and energy channels and also how they break things down for others. You have a beautiful way of explaining the process. Namaste.
jesslcarthen -Jan 10, 2013, 4:18AM
@ m: essentially all postures in yoga are geared towards stretching, lengthening and extending the spine, and all parts of the the body. one of the main ideas behind the many beautiful benefits of yoga is based around the idea that there are 2 energy channels running up and down either side of the spine. and in lengthening and expanding and keeping the spine as straight as possible (proper alignment) we can maximize the use of these energy channels. imagine piping...and the concept of a line. the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. so in order to get our energy flowing freeing throughout the entire body, eliminating blockages, we begin with the spine! imagine growing longer from out of your waist and up, even out of the top of your head. cultivate a sense of softness and growth and lightness in every single pose. use your breath. expand all areas of the body. and smile. namaste.

More comments »

Back To Top