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It is all about women's unity and applying women's influence and power to better women and children, which will spill into all areas of their lives and make calmer, happier families and world.
This is a very good program with great ideas, but there are some questions. Do the Yoga women work in the slums and disadvantaged areas in the US? If they do, it is not included the video. Are they overlooking the needs in their own country and going all the way across the world to help? The program shows a Yoga woman working in a US detention center for teens, but nothing more on work in the depressed areas in the US.
There is one huge mistake in the video. One of the Yoga women states that women in India were not allowed to practice Yoga. This is not true at all, on two levels. Here are the facts: The old Indian culture did not allow `combined' class of men and women together in a class, especially physical programs, because it was considered immodest. Women, especially privileged women learned Yoga at home or in informal women-only settings.Read more ›
Couple of comments: first, I couldn't help but feel that this is not an 'investigative' documentary, but rather that it is an 'educative' one, in fact almost an infomercial for a product called 'yoga'. And I'm not suggesting that this is any different from what this DVD portrays itself to be. Second, please note that the documentary is narrated by none other than Annette Bening. Third, the soundtrack is very much new-age like, in fact reminding me at times of the classic Windham Hill new age albums from the mid/late 80s. I liked the music quite a bit.
"Yogawoman" was first released in 2011. It is now getting renewed exposure with the re-release of the DVD by US distributor Passion River, and it's also available as an Amazon Instant Video. If you are a woman and into yoga, you will definitely want to check this out. For the rest of us, it's more of a curiosity than anything else.
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Great movie, for people already practicing yoga or might be interested in starting to practice. Very inspiring!Published 20 days ago by susan huling
Enjoyed viewing this and to hear how yoga has impacted their lives . To share their passion is a blessing to those of us .Published 10 months ago by Elaine