Sunday, November 11, 2012

Gaiam Maya Fiennes' Yoga for Real Life Review

Maya Fiennes' Yoga for Real Life from Gaiam icon


I have heard for quite awhile about the positive effects that yoga can have your life and health. Recently, I was fortunate enough to have an opportunity to experience it first hand when I received the Maya Fiennes' Yoga for Real Life DVD from Gaiam icon:
Maya Fiennes combines her talents as a successful classical pianist and performer with her upbeat personality to create a unique style of Kundalini yoga for modern living. In this 60-minute practice, she takes you through a series of exercises to stimulate the powerful centers in the body, the chakras. Through breathing techniques, movements and mantras, Maya demonstrates how to clear the mind and body, allowing viewers to tap into the universal forces and manifest anything in life. 60 minutes. Made in the USA.

I have to say that I was very impressed with my first real taste of yoga (okay, I have done a few poses from my Wii, but I don't know if that really counts?) Maya Fiennes was very easy to follow along with and the DVD began with a short chant and then a warm up. I was a little skeptical about the chanting in the beginning and frankly felt a little silly doing it, but once I got the hang of it, I'm really glad that I did it. There is something about it that really puts things into perspective and I'm not sure yet how to express it.

What stood out the most is how very relaxing it is. As a former classical pianist she has made great use of her musical knowledge and creates a very calming vibe throughout the entire DVD. Maya uses breathing techniques, meditation, and yoga to help you get into a very balanced state. She talks about balancing your chakras and stimulating the kundalini. I have personally researched techniques for balancing and opening chakras for awhile now and I feel like the techniques included in this DVD are very effective. I felt much more clear headed and calm when I was finished. I would recommend this program for anyone looking into trying yoga for spiritual, mental and physical health as this DVD covers all three aspects.

The folks over at Gaiam offer Maya Fiennes' Yoga for Real Life DVD along with many other yoga DVDs and a whole line of yoga products and accessories. They also included a Taos Stainless Steel Water Bottle that is 100% recyclable, light weight and a great alternative to plastic water bottles. Plus its purple, and I love the color purple ;)

For a limited time you can purchase Gaiam Yoga products for 20% off. Click the banner below for the sale or enter to win your own copy of Maya Fiennes' Yoga for Real Life DVD and a Taos Stainless Steel Water Bottle compliments of Gaiam as part of the Giving Green 2012 Giveaway Hop!, Inc

Disclaimer: I received the above mentioned products in order to facilitate my review. I was not monetarily compensated. My opinions are my own and may differ from yours. This post contains affiliate links.


  1. I love doing yoga as a part of my exercise routine. It's very relaxing. You're not only doing something physically good for your body but also mentally.

  2. I love yoga and would love the ENERGY part that this talks about!! :)

  3. Thanks for a great review! I am very interested in starting yoga...I need something that is relaxing yet still physical. I also think it would help my fibromyalgia pain if I was more active.

  4. Thank you for the great review. Yoga is something I am very interested in starting- it seems like time always runs away from me, but my resolution for 2013 is to begin yoga. This review makes it sound so beneficial it renews my desire to start doing it.

  5. We love yoga. I just got a new mat and am in need of a great dvd to do at home for when I can't make it to the gym.

  6. Great review! This would make a great stocking stuffer gift for someone!

  7. Just started doing some yoga and had heard about this dvd, thanks for your review! Hopefully I will win this giveaway and be doing this soon!!

  8. my sister keeps trying to convince me to do yoga, your review has helped me to decide to try it, thank you

  9. Thanks for posting about this. I love yoga and would like to make it a more regular oractice

  10. Thanks for posting about this. I love yoga and would like to make it a more regular oractice

  11. This DVD sounds right up my alley. I need to relax. That is my biggest challenge in life. I do so love yoga. This would be a good one for me to try to get there. Thanks for the review!

  12. I've tried some yoga and I really did feel a difference in my flexibility when I was doing it regularly. I would love to try this DVD. Many DVDs go to fast and are too complicated for me. This one sounds like a good one for beginners.

  13. I have another yoga video from Gaiam, it starts out doable then gets a little harder for me. I would like to try this out to see if I could do it.

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