25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on 31 October 2009
I'm a great fan of Maya's yoga dvd's. I have had the rest of the serie for a while and loved them all. I was delaying to buy these two, because I was worried that they might be a bit too spiritual to my liking. It is absolutely not the case. They are quite physical and give a very good overall workout. The 'Bliss' dvd made me sweat more than any other part of the serie. The meditations are simply incredible. I have never experienced anything like that before. These dvd's are my absolute favorites.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 7 November 2009
Kundalini Yoga with Maya for wisdom and bliss!
I discovered Kundalini Yoga via Maya's Detox and De stress DVD and that was it, I really connected with this style of yoga. I had been practising Hatha yoga for approx 1 year before I commenced Kundalini yoga and now my main practice is kundalini Yoga.
I have Maya's first two box sets of 'Journey through the chakra's' DVD's and was looking forward to this final box set being released...I was not disappointed.
These DVD's are among my favourite Kundalini yoga DVD's.
Set on a pure white background the production is visually pleasing and the sound is good...including Maya's own music which accompanies the class. There is an intro into Kundalini yoga, the chakra's, mantra's and the particular chakra (dvd) that you are working with on the day. The class begins with 'tune in' via a mantra and then progresses to the warm up section. I always enjoy the warm up sections as I feel that they prepare my body and mind for what comes next. The kriya's (sets) come next, I really enjoy the structure of the class and Maya offers explainations and encouragement which I find beneficial. I am very comfortable with Maya's method and manner of teaching, she inspires me. There is a short period in savasana (corpse pose) for relaxation and then there is a meditation section which I enjoy. Finally there is a 'tune out' via mantra.
After working with Maya once again I feel blissful, tranquil, my mind is quiet and I am energised. The benefits that I have experienced are amazing. I do morning practice and the effects of the class carry on through the day.
I work within my limits on any given day and each day can be so different as to what I can achieve, thats fine.
Sat Nam x
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 6 November 2009
I started out earlier in the year with the detox and de-stress dvd, since then I have become an avid Maya fan. I have lost weight, become healthier and feel sooo much better in myself. Kundalini Yoga really has made a real difference in my life and I love it.............
To anyone out there even mildly interested please give it a go and you will reap the benefits....begin your journey and grow....
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 15 May 2011
This is Maya's third boxset in the 'Journey throught the Chakras series'. Each DVD works on the throat and third eye chakras respectively.
Excellent DVD featuring Cobra pose (a personal favourite) among others. I have to confess, on first using this workout, I felt quite emotional afterwards. The meditation section on this DVD is one of my favourites: although, don't be alarmed when, halfway through the meditation, a male narrative voice comes from (seemingly) nowhere. I must confess I had to open one eye to check that Maya hadn't been kidnapped. I must confess that this did amuse me.
I found this one of the most challenging workouts for the fact that the Kriyas are quite advanced and with more repetitions. The warm up starts in triangle/downward dog. Thereafter, you raise one leg and do a 'push-up' motion. Hardcore is not the word, yet, I am determined to persevere. The meditation is great but very challenging: you are chanting for what seems like an eternity while wafting your palms over your shoulder. This is a killer but you feel great afterwards. Again, this workout made me feel emotional.
Like all Maya's workouts they are good quality with great music and delevered in a down-to-earth and accessible way. If you are used to the brusk style of Barbara Currie then Maya's style is very different. Kundalini yoga combines yoga poses, meditation and a spiritual element that is lacking in many watered-down versions of westernised Hatha yoga.
KY is not a soft option: some of the Kriyas will make your abs ache like they've never ached before. Ditto the arms: my bingo wings are looking less ahem 'flappy'
I highly recommend all the 'Journey into the Chakras' DVD and believe they are a worthwhile investment for your physical, spiritual and mental-wellbeing.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 2 March 2011
I followed the whole set and I cannot describe how amazing I feel every day by starting my day with Maya's DVD. I usually randomly choose one of her DVDs and go with the mood of the day. I got more clarity in my head, I am stronger in my body and mind and I am much more relaxed. I am definitely happier and healthier person! This set has really changed my life. Maya has got such a friendly and easy approach to Kundalini yoga, she remains my all-times favourite. And I love her accent. it will be a perfect gift for anyone interested to deepen or start their yoga practice.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 17 November 2009
I absolutely love Maya Fiennes. Her take on Kundalini Yoga is the best I have come across on DVD. My fiancee an I have nearly all of her DVD's now and we love every one of them. You can really feel the difference. Thank you.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 August 2010
This is my second DVD from Maya Fiennes and again it is brilliant really enjoyed both of the cd's. I would recommend it.
on 12 May 2013
I loved complete set and practice it several times, it gave me pieace of mind. It is worth buying and practicing, you will always remember bits and pieces of it.
on 2 June 2013
using it for more than 2 years
very clear and pleasant to exercises
changes my life
buy it with joy
4 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on 5 January 2011
I now have quite a collection of Kundalini yoga dvds which I do regularly and alternate to avoid boredom.
Although I like Maya Fiennes, with repeated use certain things are really grating on me: her slow delivery and constant repetition of instructions and certain phrases; inhalation prior to tuning in every single time (and sometimes twice!); the small mistakes in her English e.g. she says 'other side' when she means 'other way'; her apparent total ignorance of imperial measurements such as feet and inches (something she could so easily have checked out)and degrees (she in effect asks you to bend the spine backwards 30 degrees - a physical impossibility for most people, I think!
I wonder why Maya couldn't find someone to edit the dvds for her(?) She is after all married to a Brit and living in this country. The above are little things, but they let her down because the tracks are so lovely otherwise.
Having said all that, in my experience, Maya still ranks second only to Ana and Ravi: these two are tops in my book, American accents and all!