Thank you so much for the get-better wishes! I was basically in and out of bed every chance I got this past weekend, but I guess that rest did me good, as I’m back to hopping from place to place as usual today, yay! Today I am reviewing Gaiam’s amazing and well renowned products. This company, as you know, is one of the leading fitness companies out there and are best known for their yoga products. Their main philosophy is to inspire individuals to pursue a healthy and balanced lifestyle—one in which they will make their own good choices and pass them on to their families and others around them. They are all about using smart and sustainable resources as well, which is a big deal in this crazy era we live in!
Gaiam kindly sent me their beginner’s yoga kit which includes a yoga strap, block, wool blanket, Rodney Yee’s beginners DVD, and this beautiful mat. I have to say…my favorite thing out of the whole kit is the mat because it provides a bit more cushion than the previous ones I’ve owned. In addition, the yoga mat has words of inspiration written all over the top which encourage me to step back and think about life’s blessings.
Rodney Yee is one of the best yoga instructors in my opinion; however, this DVD is for the true beginner’s practice and perhaps a bit too easy for me. Rather than a full on yoga “workout”, it would be considered a series of stretches for those who haven’t tried yoga before.
Don’t get me wrong though, it’s definitely a great thing to stretch out those muscles! But if you are looking for a DVD that challenges the intermediate and advanced yogi in you, then this one might not be it.
The wool blanket is obviously not a necessity, unless you’re performing your poses on rock hard ground! It does give your tush a nice bit of cushion though, and it’s really comfortable to sit on if you’re looking to relax for long lengths of time.
I have to be honest in that I don’t foresee myself using this item very much because I’m already used to doing things the minimalistic way. Plain and simple on my mat. Nevertheless, if yoga is something so foreign to you that you want to truly ease your way into it, then this kit might be perfect for you!
If you’ve dipped your toes into the waters of yoga already, then you’re probably better off investing more into your classes and routines.
Gaiam’s website has a plethora of products and items you might be interested in! So make sure to check them out if you have the chance.
Disclaimer: I have not been compensated by Gaiam for anything else other than the products. All opinions are my own!
Would you be interested in using a kit like this one?
Do you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate, or advanced yogi? What’s your relationships with yoga?
-I consider myself an intermediate yogi, but just because I’m flexible and can hold many poses doesn’t mean I’m good at it! I still have trouble with the names and the headstand type poses. Yikes!