Friday, August 21, 2009

Enlighten Up!

This documentary by Kate Churchill follows journalist Nick Rosen around the globe where he studies different schools of yoga practice and philosophy. It was Churchill's intent that a genuine yoga practice is there for those who search for it. Her search, along with Rosen, took them from New York City and Woodstock to Hawaii and the great subcontinent of India.

"This simultaneously tongue-in-cheek and reverential docu will entertain the unenlightened without alienating the faithful" (Ronnie Scheib, Variety). I thoroughly agree. The film was a treat to watch and was filled with humor and passion. At one point, Rosen meets with Dr. Madan Kataria, the laughter yoga "guru". Rosen finds himself laughing at the laughter and asks Dr. Kataria how laughter yoga could possibly be considered spiritual. Kataria replies that laughter lifts your spirits. Your spirits are lifted...what's more spiritual than that?

Yogis, yoginis...go see this movie! You will appreciate it.

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