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Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, and the Student's Journey

Feature documentary on the life, struggle, and teaching of world-renowned yogi BKS Iyengar.

Running Time
1 hours 47 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Jake Clennell
Country
India, USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, and the Student's Journey» (20)

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Kimberly Aguilar

To all those who have been alive and doing Yoga for all of their lives, and those who are doing Yoga now, you owe it to yourself to watch this documentary, as it will make you want to keep practicing your Yoga. It will give you some great insight into the ancient Yoga techniques of Kundalini Yoga, which is the original Yoga, and will help you to understand and grow with it. This is the kind of documentary that is a must-see for the Yoga practitioner and the yoga viewer. The best part of the documentary is that it gives you the real feelings and experiences of the students. You get to see real footage of how the students relate to their bodies and lives, and what their teachers and mentors tell them. You will also get a very rare opportunity to hear from those who have been on the path of Yoga for all of their lives, and those who are still there. You get to hear from many of the yogis of India who have gone on to become yogis, but most of all you get to hear from the Yogi's and yoginis of the West, who share their stories of Kundalini Yoga. The students of this documentary are some of the most honest and genuine people I have ever met, and they share stories of their experiences and stories of the lives of their Yoga teachers, mentors and their friends and families. This documentary is very informative, inspiring, and much more. You should give this documentary a chance, because the information is good and clear. I will definitely be recommending it to everyone I know, and I am so thankful for this documentary.

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Kimberly

I watched this documentary in my college library and couldn't stop thinking about it. It is a really good look at the inner world of a teacher, how the students learn, and the mind-body connection that exists between the student and the teacher. I am a teacher, and I have been in charge of students for a long time. I am amazed at the content of this documentary. I have been a teacher for so long and I have observed students change and improve over time. I am a teacher in the Pacific Northwest, and I can attest that the students I have trained have a great variety of strengths. I really hope this documentary will be shown in more schools. I would also like to know the specifics of the relationship between the student and the teacher. Would this story be accurate?

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Julie

What can I say about this amazing documentary? It's so eye opening and so powerful that I wanted to cry. I think it's the best documentary I've ever seen. The director, Ashish Varma, is brilliant and has captured the essence of my own journey to enlightenment through yoga. If you want to find your bliss then watch this film. I can't say enough good things about this film and I can't wait for more in the future.

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Douglas M.

I have never read the book, but I enjoyed the movie. I think the narration of the narration was very nice. The movie was good and interesting to watch.

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Doris

I am sure that there are a few that were inspired by this film. In fact I think the overall theme of the film is quite inspirational. The main character, Ravi Shankar, plays a very interesting role as an Indian middle-class male who is deeply involved in a yoga school and has been teaching yoga for some time. He is an extremely self-confident person who makes the world of yoga his. The film presents his story in the context of the rise of yoga in India, and the process of bringing it to the public. The film also explores the role of yoga in the Indian society, and the many ways in which yoga can be used to make a difference in people's lives. The film is not a documentary, so it does not follow the same format as documentaries. However, it does not go into depth as to what yoga is, and I found that it did not leave the viewer feeling that the film was too complicated, and also it does not dwell on the controversial aspects of yoga. As an aside, the film is made by a yoga teacher who also plays the main role in the film. I am not sure if he was a yoga teacher or not, but it does make sense to me that he would have a lot to say about yoga. Overall, I would say that this film is worth watching, but it is not a documentary. It is not as if this film is based on a "true story", and I would not recommend this film to anyone who is not a yoga teacher or who has not been a yoga teacher in the past.

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Samuel Lynch

I have a little known connection with this movie. I am the owner of a yoga studio in Colorado Springs, CO. The name is Larga Yoga and we have one class a day in our studios. This documentary was made by the owner of the studio. It is about the physical and mental training that our studio provides our students. This film tells the story of a man who became a yoga teacher at age 29, moved to Hollywood and changed the yoga world for good. The documentary is well written and the documentary is well produced. The cinematography is also well done. The documentary is about the importance of physical and mental training. The film was made with care and without bias. It tells a story that is difficult to know. One that most people have heard before. Yet it tells a story that many people do not know. I would recommend this documentary to anyone who is interested in yoga. One that is an enthusiast of yoga. One who is interested in yoga. One who is interested in the physical and mental training that we provide our students. This is the best yoga documentary I have ever seen.

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Patrick L.

A well-constructed film with great photography, which tells the story of the student's journey from a fundamentalist Christian to a devout Hindu. The story is well told, with some great insights into how a person's life and beliefs change as they grow in their faith. The student's journey is also well told, with some great insight into the life of an Indian student who goes to America and becomes a Hindu. This film is very much about the journey of a person, and how they must choose to follow their beliefs or follow their heart. I really enjoyed this film, and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in religion or faith.

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Diana

This is a wonderful documentary that explores the life of a yoga teacher who was once a very successful, influential figure in his community and in his own life. The man is "Iyengar" (it is spelled in the title) and his story is told in a very honest way, with a fair amount of humor and some very interesting observations. He is not a teacher, a teacher's assistant, or a teacher himself, but he is also not a bad person, nor does he seem to be very good. His life is rather mundane, his personality is very unassuming, and he doesn't seem to have any deep feelings or attachments. He is, quite simply, a very simple guy who does what he feels like doing. I feel this is a very accurate portrayal of a simple man. This is a very interesting documentary, which is often very moving and sometimes humorous. It is quite a good documentary for people who want to learn more about the life of a simple yogi. For those who like a more in-depth story, I would recommend "The Power of One."

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Barbara

This is the first documentary I have seen that does not require the viewer to have any prior knowledge of yoga. It provides a wide spectrum of information about the history of yoga and the search for the path. I found it engaging, interesting and exciting. It is a powerful story of determination and success, overcoming obstacles and conquering oneself. It has a brilliant director and wonderful, experienced actors.

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Harry Murphy

As I watched this movie, I saw something I had not seen in quite some time. I remember the movie The Black Knight. That was quite something to watch. This movie is a mixture of the Black Knight and Yoga. It's a little bit on the wrong side of the road, but at least it is a good movie to watch. It's different than some other movies that I have seen in the past. In fact, I think it's a movie you should see once, but then you'll see how great it is.

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Dorothy C.

The recent film, The Yoga Teacher (2015), was quite an eye opener. It was a film about the problems of the yoga teacher, and how they affect the students. The director, who has studied yoga and studied Yoga in college, is very open about his research and this is evident in his film. The film is very informative, and it is quite insightful and has a strong message. The director is very good at taking you into the yoga teacher's life and making you feel like you are a part of it. There are many documentaries on the internet that are very much better than this one. It is well worth watching.

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Justin

I am a fan of Krishnamacharya's films and this one is a pretty good movie, as well as an experience. If you like to learn and/or think about spirituality, this is a must-see. In fact, I think this movie is better than many of the New Age and other types of spirituality films that you'll see on TV today.

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Julia G.

I am a Bhajan, Guru, and Bhajan-bhakti (which, after all, is his name). And I have been deeply moved by the presentation of the Bhajan-bhakti's story. I am still in awe of the mental strength that the Bhajan-bhakti had to endure through life, and I will be forever inspired by the Bhajan-bhakti's story and her teachings.

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Madison

As someone who has been practicing Ayurveda for over 40 years, I highly recommend this documentary for anyone interested in alternative healing, meditation, or yoga. It is certainly not "easy" to do. The reality of this movie is that people want to believe, but can't, because the official church has consistently tried to stop any and all spiritual teachings. I believe that if we truly understand and believe the teachings of God and the love we have for ourselves, then we will be more in tune with our body, mind, and soul. This is why I believe this documentary is so important. It is not an easy subject to talk about. The culture that we live in has changed. The purpose of life is to love. I believe that in the long run, Ayurveda will take over the world and no longer be necessary. As a student of Ayurveda, I think that the film is an excellent resource to help anyone interested in Ayurveda become a better, more holistic, more healing individual. I think everyone should see this film.

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Jesse

I would recommend this movie to anyone. I have seen many documentaries about yoga, and this one is one of the best. It touches on the very popular practice of pranayama, but it goes much deeper than that. It shows the variety of students, teachers, and practitioners of the art. It shows how yoga is practiced, what it's about, and what its impact on people's lives is. It goes into great detail about the ancient art of yoga and what it does for the body and mind. The pictures and animation are amazing. I think it's a great movie for people who want to learn more about the practice of yoga. If you're new to the practice of yoga, this is a great movie to start with. If you're a practicing yoga practitioner, this is a movie to watch.

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Cheryl

I was in a "remedial" program for second grade, and every parent had at least one class or activity with their children. I had been doing a yoga class for the past several years, and I had read the many comments and reviews on here, so I decided to check it out. It was a very relaxing and relaxing class, with a lot of body awareness and focus on body and breath. The teacher was really enthusiastic about her profession, and the students were very active, with lots of smiles on their faces. I recommend this class to anyone who wants to start practicing yoga and be more conscious of their body and their surroundings. I love the imagery the teacher brings to the class, and she does an excellent job of teaching us about our bodies, their role in our lives, and what our bodies need to be healthy. She also gives you the information on the different yoga schools in the area. I have seen many yoga classes, but this is the first class I've been to that focused on body awareness and relaxation. It was a beautiful, relaxing, and exciting class, and I will be using it as a lesson plan for my class this summer.

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William

I saw this film at the NY Film Festival, and I can say that it was absolutely one of the best films I have ever seen. I found the editing to be amazing, the cinematography to be top notch, and the soundtrack to be incredible. You could literally feel the power of this film, and not just when it was played at a friend's house. It was an absolute must see! Kudos to everybody who helped make this film happen, and I look forward to seeing it again and again.

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Rebecca S.

SATIRE: The Battle of the Orgasm is an incredible and inspirational documentary about the battle of the orgasm, and how people across the world use it to their advantage. While there are definitely similarities between this documentary and "The Female Orgasm" (2009), it is still a fascinating look at the power of sexual desire and why some people are not able to feel orgasm. The film goes into a bit of detail about the many different types of orgasms, and how different people may react to certain types of orgasms, including those of the clitoris. The film also goes into how sexual pleasure and orgasm have been linked and used to our advantage throughout history. The documentary does a great job of showing the different ways orgasms are performed, such as penetration, clitoral stimulation, and even clitoral orgasm. Also, the documentary does a great job of showing how people in the US today view their orgasms, which is a very different view than other cultures in the world. It is also important to point out that this documentary is aimed at men and women alike. While this film doesn't have a large amount of nudity, the scenes of women touching themselves are certainly more than the bare breasts and ass that you would find in a porn film. This documentary will be a great addition to any sex-positive/sex-education book. I highly recommend that you watch it. It is a powerful, yet beautiful, look at the nature of orgasm, and it's effects on society and the people it touches.

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Lisa Sullivan

We have the most beautiful conversation about life, love and love in which every people can learn something and move to improve their life. Great idea and a great movie

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Emma

I was actually surprised to see this film. I am not a yoga enthusiast and never thought that a documentary about a yoga teacher could be that great. This film is a pretty good one, though. It is a very good look at the life of a yoga teacher and the people around him. It's very interesting and very interesting to see the process of a yoga teacher's life and how he handles things. This documentary is a must see for anyone who is interested in yoga and has an interest in the process of teaching yoga.