Gaiam Announces The Release Of Rodney Yee's Yoga for Energy and Stress Relief On Digital And DVD

Gaiam Announces The Release Of Rodney Yee's Yoga for Energy and Stress Relief
                              On Digital And DVD

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2013

NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaiam, Inc., the leading distributor
of lifestyle media, today announced the release of Rodney Yee's Yoga for
Energy and Stress Relief on  digital and DVD. With over 25 titles with Gaiam
since 1998, Yee's newest program focuses on the growing trend of restorative
yoga. It was designed to energize and de-stress both the body and mind, as
well as bring calm energy and focus into everyday life.

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"I am a firm believer in restorative yoga and its benefits, so I was pleased
to develop Yoga for Energy and Stress Relief for Gaiam," said Rodney Yee,
renowned yoga instructor. "I have seen the effects of this type of yoga
practice first-hand and now everyone has the ability to de-stress and energize
through specific body alignment and yoga poses in the comfort of their own
home or on their mobile device."

Yoga for Energy and Stress Relief works to heal and restore the mind and body
in today's stress-filled world. At the same time it works to increase energy
levels, prevent stress-related illnesses, overcome depression, and achieve
optimal health. If practiced regularly, Yoga for Energy and Stress Relief may
enable users to live longer, healthier, and more energized lives.

Throughout the practice, Yee leads viewers through moves and sequences using a
chair as a prop. The poses work to instill a sense of physical and mental
relaxation by restoring circulation and digestion, keeping the body balanced
and coordinated, and revitalizing the body and mind.

"Rodney Yee continues to produce inspiring and best-selling yoga programs that
focus on the most current ideas and practices," says Bill Sondheim, President
and CEO of Gaiam. "Not every practice is right for everyone, but Yoga for
Energy and Stress Relief offers a universal approach, accessible for yoga
practitioners of all levels."

Yoga for Energy and Stress Relief features three 20-minute yoga practices that
can be done separately or together:

  oAwaken & Energize (20 minutes) – Gentle twists and folding postures awaken
    the body and soothe the senses.
  oGentle Relaxation (20 minutes) – Using the breath to relax the body and
    quiet the mind, this practice is designed to release tension in the hips,
    back, and sides.
  oRestore & Rejuvenate (20 minutes) – Focuses on releasing stress and
    tension throughout the body with gentle poses that work to increase energy
    levels, while focusing on proper breathing to rejuvenate and restore the

Also included are two tension-relieving bonus practices:

  oSoothe and Stretch (20 minutes) – Release tension from head to toe with
    slow stretches to relieve sore muscles and balance the body
  oMountain Meditation (5 minutes) – These calming yoga poses will warm the
    body and quiet the mind

Arriving in stores on September 3, 2013, Rodney Yee's Yoga for Energy and
Stress Relief from Gaiam  is available digitally on iTunes and the DVD can be
found on,, Target and wherever DVDs are sold.

About Rodney Yee

Rodney Yee, based in New York City, is one of the most sought-after yoga
instructors in the world. Rodney Yee's Yoga for Beginners ranks among the top
ten best-selling fitness DVDs. For over 15 years, he has taught advanced yoga
training courses across the country. Yee is a former gymnast and ballet dancer
with the Oakland Ballet Company and the Matsuyama Ballet Company and studied
philosophy and physical therapy at the University of California Davis and
Berkeley. Yee has appeared on Oprah, the PBS special "The Practical Power of
Yoga," and contributes to a variety of yoga and healthy lifestyle publications
including Yoga Journal, Self, Shape, and Fitness.


Gaiam, Inc. (Nasdaq: GAIA) is a leading producer and marketer of lifestyle
media and fitness accessories. With a wide distribution network that consists
of 62,000 retail doors, 14,400 store within stores, 5,600 media category
management locations, a digital distribution platform and more than 10 million
direct customers, Gaiam is dedicated to providing solutions for healthy and
eco-conscious living. The company dominates the health and wellness category
and releases non-theatrical programming focused on family entertainment and
conscious media. In addition, Gaiam has an exclusive licensing agreement with
Discovery Communications and other licensing partners. For more information
about Gaiam, please visit or call 1.800.869.3603.

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