Maya Fiennes Kundalini Yoga: A Journey through the Chakras
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
I've tried many varieties of yoga throughout the years. There is no one style that will resonate with everyone. In Kundalini Yoga, however, I have found my personal home. I am a highly feeling and sensitive person, and Kundalini Yoga is unique in the way that it addresses the safe and positive release of emotions often deemed "negative," like fear, worry, and anger. This yoga series addresses the whole person, mind, body, heart, and spirit, in such a gentle way -- it shows how to transform those feelings or passions into acceptance and bliss. My highly skeptical husband and my nephew, who are both complete neophytes to yoga, do the yoga with me regularly, and they are coming to love it as I do. There may be people who, like my husband, find talk of chakras woo-woo. That's okay. You can understand the chakras however you want. This DVD series does an excellent job, though, of explaining the emotions and processes governed by each chakra in the chakra-specific narrative portion of each dvd.Read more ›
The music is beautiful and I love the pieces with violin music.
The sets include some slightly different exercises to the ones in the Ravi ana series and of course some of the same.
There is little extra talking besides giving instrutions at the start of each exercise. I like this since it allows me to concentrate inwards/ focus on my body.
Valuable addition to a kundalini yoga DVD collection.
I also enjoyed her DVDs for the 5, 6 and 7 chakras
Really like her music background!
Kundalini Yoga with Maya!
The DVD's in this box set are among my favourite Kundalini Yoga classes! I am comfortable with Maya's teaching and I take inspiration from her. I began with Maya's detox and destress and was so impressed that I went on to get her first two box sets of the journey through the chakra's. I also have some Ana and Ravi Dvd's and Gurmukh's DVD as I have connected with Kundalini Yoga and have a regular practice.
There are three classes on separate DVD's and these work with the first 3 chakra's. As other reviewers have described already I found the Sets to be quite difficult initially and then slowly but surely, as I worked within my own limits, I have found that I can achieve more and more and the benefits are amazing! I feel energised, yet blissful...wonderful! I like how the classes are structured and the warm up section prepares my body and mind for the forthcoming sets. Maya's music is lovely. I like the fact that my eyes are closed throughout, unless I need to check a pose.
I had practiced Hatha yoga for approx one year prior to discovering Kundalini yoga. kundalini Yoga is now my main practice.
(1) The whited-out background, which actually hurt my eyes (when they weren't shut) and reminded me of the old adage about a polar bear eating marshmallows in a snowstorm. So wearying on a day-to-day basis!
(2) The music. Too much, too loud, too foreground, too distracting from my yoga experience. Also,I kept wishing Maya had used different music for each chakra. The repetition of certain music (usually the song I liked the least) was irritating.
(3) It would have been helpful for Kundalini Yoga beginners if Maya, like Raviana, had suggested modifications for some of the more advanced poses. I am not a beginner, but certain poses (such as the accelerated plough pose on the first disc) just didn't feel safe. (I modified that one by doing spinal rolls, Happy Baby pose, and finally a full Plough.)
I'm not at all sorry I purchased this series, but whereas I had originally planned to use it exclusively for several months, because of the detractions I'll probably use it only for one 6-week rotation per year.
NEW THOUGHTS--MAYA MODIFIED (15 March 2013):
Having hit a plateau with kundalini yoga workouts, I decided to try something heretical: creative modification, using light hand weights, bands, a stability ball, variant positions. My new approach has worked like a charm, particularly with Maya's "Detox and Destress" and "Journey Through the Chakras". Although each of her workouts is well designed, my "heretical" modified versions energize me much more than the originals ever did.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love all of Maya Fiennes Yoga DVDs. Very good instructor, and easy to follow along.Published 4 months ago by Laura
I just wish I was more consistent with yoga practice. These videos are very relaxing and spiritual. I highly recommend.Published 4 months ago by Thea
The best Yoga, not just Yoga a mental exercise as well as internal strengthening. Maya has made this journey one that I want to take everyday and sometimes twice a day. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dorry Santiago
I love the dvd I received BUT the problem is I ordered Maya's Courage & Creativity but instead I received "Wisdom & Bliss" I did not like it that when I tried to contact... Read morePublished 8 months ago by liz
Maya Fiennes Kundalini Yoga: a Journey Courage Creativity & Willpower is the one I'm currently invested in. The packaging was great.Published 11 months ago by Rhonda L. Teague
Very "new agey." Very commercial slick looking production. Was that Clair de Lune during one section of the practice?? Ok if you like that kind of thing. I do not. Read morePublished 13 months ago by bobcat931