35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on May 2, 2011
The entire Journey Through the Chakras is tremendously rewarding and worth purchasing. The Love and Truth series focus on opening the heart center (love and openness, letting go of resentment) and the throat center (thyroid, speaking the truth, speaking out tactfully). Both have elevated my comfort in my own skin, and my energy. I did a 40 series of Truth in hopes of boosting a sluggish thyroid and found myself with an unexpected benefit - a stronger ability to speak out and articulate myself - I have always been an avoider of confrontations! I must note that there was a problem with the Truth Disc - mine never played the final 15 minutes. I contacted mayaspace.com and after a bit of back and forth, they sent me a disc to replace mine for free.
Finally, I was fortunate enough to attend a workshop with Maya this weekend. She was lovely, approachable and had a tremendous presence. She is a wonderful healer and teacher and a gift to those who have added her discs to their practice!
40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
on August 24, 2010
When i discovered Maya Fiennes i couldn't believe my luck! This DVD, as all of her others i've experienced, is truly a spiritual work of art. There is a feeling of passion and integrity in the process and it invites your trust and surrender to a very deep, even primal connection to your body. The session inspires a reverence for the wholeness of being and you can't help but feel that something profoundly good is happening to every part of yourself! More than a physical workout, her whole series for the chakras is an experience that literally ignites your living energy. It looks simple and sometimes it's easy to think that it cannot be enough, yet every time you return to a meditation pose and certainly at the end of the session, your whole body is buzzing renewed and awakened. I cannot think of any better health recommendation! Not only it puts you back into your body, but it does so in the most reverent, pleasurable and empowering way. Enjoy!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on January 10, 2012
I love Maya Fiennes dvd's. I have all of them. They are great but one dvd (Truth) skips the last 15 minutes. That is frustrating in itself, but it happens toward the end when you go into meditation. By the time you are finished trying to get it to play, you have completely come out of the state you were in - and it may/may not play. Other than that - all of the videos are great. I would give them all 5 stars. I gave this 3 b/c of the technical difficulties. It would be nice if replacements were offered - it seems most of us have this problem with the Truth DVD.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on May 19, 2014
Kundalini Yoga - Love & Truth commences with introductions to Kundalini Yoga, and mantras. The exercise section commences with sitting with your legs wide apart and touching your toes and bending forward close to the floor, moving onto the next position of sitting on your heels in rock pose and moving your hands over your head (but not behind), followed by shoulder shrugs, bear grip twists follows next - moving your arms/hands in a see/saw motion, next raise your hands up high and diagonal each side with your thumbs extended - and practise the breath of fire, then hug your knees to your chest and recommence the breath of fire, come back into easy pose with your hands in mudras.
The kriyas section commences next, with sitting on your heels in rock pose whilst chanting Sat Nam - and rocking back and forth, followed by holding one of the bandanas, next - extend your legs out in front of you and lift your body up and down with your hands in fists - press on the floor (this stimulates the thymus gland), squat next in crow pose with your hands clasped and extended out in front of you whilst breathing fire breath, now you will run on the spot whilst punching the air with alternate arms, next hold your toes with your hands and then extend your legs out in front - up in the air - whilst continuing with the breath of fire, move now into easy pose then put one leg over your knee whilst chanting a mantra that means infinity, return to full easy pose with your arms extended either side and start the breath of fire, next - with your hands behind your head pull your head to the floor (as far as you can go) whilst mentally (silently) chanting the mantra given, now - with your arms out in front of you - lifet your arms up - one at a time (fingers stretched), now relax with your hands in mudras.
The music now speeds up, as does the exercise - with an exercise of sitting in easy pose and extended the hands upwards in sharp cutting motions - she discusses moving through the pain barrier shortly (this exercise is repeated many times), Mantras whilst performing an exercise of putting your hands in prayer position - to holding them in front of you (as though to say stop) - and then either side of your body, then relax your hands in the mudra shown on the DVD.
Commences seated in easy pose whilst chanting a mantra very beautifully, moving onto a standing position - and swinging your arms around from left to right continuously, Then move into front bends to stimulate the spinal fluid to keep yourself young and strengthen your aura, then move into side stretch to adjust the pelvis and give a point of balance, then - with your hands together - touch your left toes - then right toes (this helps you to keep energetic), then hold your hands out to each side and then put hands over the head with thumbs together, next is neck rolls, next is archer pose (I love this position) - but you are not moving your arms - but just holding the position (I have previously seen this position demonstrated with movement), next is body circling to internally massage the liver, then marching on the spot whilst punching your fists out in front of you, then you will move into frog pose - moving up and down, then slowly come up and put your hands in prayer position, followed by savasana. Next you will repeat a mantra.
Next is the Kriyas section. Whilst sitting in easy pose place your hands in prayer position and then extend out in front of you at a diagonal angle. Next sit on your heels in rock pose with your hands extended whilst silently repeating the mantra Sat Nam - truth is my name and rolling your head from side to side, then move into easy pose and shrug one shoulder up at a time, then move back into rock pose with your hands out in front of you whilst practising the breath of fire, then move to easy pose with your hands clasped behind your back whilst continuing the breath of fire, next place your hands in the mudra shown on the DVD whilst rotating your head from side to side, next put your legs out in front of you and lean back with your neck arched, sit on your heels next and raise your arms in front of you - with your hands together and fingers pointing - then move above your head - then out in front of you, return to easy pose and sit in silence for a while until you are instructed to put your hands in prayer position and the repeat Sat Nam mantra.
The following section is the meditation section. Sit in easy pose with your hands in mudras - then you turn your head to each direction whilst saying one part of the overall mantra, then feel the pulse on the left wrist to feel the pulse then hear the sound of the mantra through the pulse. She mentions the final exercise to be great for beginners learning to focus. The DVD finishes with chanting the Sat Nam mantra.
Multiple camera angles greatly assist you with following this DVD and ensuring you have the exercise mastered correctly. The purposely composed music (by Maya) adds to the experience of this DVD. Maya embodies the quiet balanced spiritual energy in her own unique way with her dynamic fortitude, with a patient teaching style. I confess to researching if Maya had children - as she has a gentle type of teaching that is reminiscent of teaching children - gently ushering you to follow her, to move into eagerness to practice and move deeper into whatever exercise she happens to be sharing with you. Maya does have her eyes closed in many of the exercises - which took some acclimatising to - as I do like to feel like I am connecting with the teacher - rather than watching in on someone's private practice, but I can only assume this is for her to maintain her own focus and to encourage you to do the same - but the peacefulness that permeates the DVDs is unparalled, so perhaps this was necessary?! The DVD is filmed in a studio - but you can only see white all around, with Maya on a sheepskin rug. Maya is wearing all white, and somehow seeing white everywhere you look creates a clear feeling on the mind, frees you from distractions - which may have been the intention, with the exception of zooming in on her necklace - a yogi in easy pose with a turquoise crystal - which reoccurs many times (not too sure why).
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 19, 2011
Stumbled upon this on a T.V. health program.....Its great to just de-stress to.....Maya is calming ,... so is the music, and I love all the breathing. It just makes you feel better,, without tremendous effort.... Yoga to really enjoy.....Thumbs up
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 7, 2012
I practice Kundalini Yoga everyday and started out with Ana and Ravi's DVDs which I love, but I am always looking for something new and decided to purchase some of Maya Fiennes. I have to say that they are wonderfully spiritual DVDs that give you both a great practice and an excellent meditation to start your day with. I also have her Courage, Creativity, and Willpower DVDs and the Detox and Destress
one as well, and I would recommend them to anyone, beginners thru advanced.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2011
I have most of Maya's DVD. This has elements of her Detox and Destress (the best ever). Perhaps if you didn't have more than two of her DVD's this wouldn't be an overkill. She's in the same outfits, same setting and same music. The quality is not as good as the detox video. Choppier and sloppier. However, it is an effective routine.