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

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.



"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:

  • Awaken & Energize (20 minutes) – Gentle twists and folding postures awaken the body and soothe the senses.
  • Gentle 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.
  • Restore & 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 mind.

Also included are two tension-relieving bonus practices:

  • Soothe and Stretch (20 minutes) – Release tension from head to toe with slow stretches to relieve sore muscles and balance the body
  • Mountain 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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