Features of the Documentary
1. What is Yoga?
¨ The experts define yoga in their own words.
2. Origins of Yoga
¨ An overview of the formation of the yogic philosophy in ancient India.
¨ Extensive commentary by Georg Feuerstein, Subhash Kak, and Edwin Bryant, the foremost yoga scholars.
¨ Archival footage of the excavation of the Indus Valley Civilization, the birthplace of yoga.
¨ An exploration of the Vedas and Upanishads, the ancient sacred texts which gave rise to yoga.
3. The Branches of Yoga
¨ Detailed commentary on Bhakti yoga, Karma yoga, Jnana yoga, Raja yoga, Tantra yoga, and Hatha yoga.
¨ The great modern masters and scholars share their insights on each branch.
¨ Rare archival footage of the great Swami Sivananda.
4. The Passage from East to West
¨ A biography of Swami Vivekananda, who introduced yoga to America.
¨ Old photos, newspaper reviews, and Swami Vivekananda's speeches at the Parliament of Religions in Chicago.
5. Modern Yoga
¨ The life of Krishnamacharya, who preserved the ancient tradition of yoga and trained the greatest modern yoga masters, including his old footage.
¨ The biographies of Krishnamacharya's great disciples, Indra Devi, B.K.S. Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, and Desikachar, including footage of each.
¨ The story of how each Yogi brought Yoga to the West.
¨ Insightful commentary about the place of yoga in the modern world.
6. Yoga and Modern Medicine
¨ Interviews with the pioneers in the field, including Dr. Dean Ornish, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Dr. Herbert Benson, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Father Joe Pereira, among others.
¨ An overview of their alternative medicine programs.