PLANET YOGA - A feature documentary by Carlos Ferrand, 2011, Canada (Québec), 87 minutes.

How did words like nirvana, karma, guru, reincarnation, meditation, and “Om” come to be part of everyday language in the West? The answer lies in yoga, the fastest-growing spiritual practice around the world.

PLANET YOGA tells the fascinating story of the encounter between the ancient eastern discipline of yoga and a western population hungry for spiritual and physical renewal. This convergence has given birth to the most popular mind-body movement on the planet. Featuring a colourful cast of characters, a compelling musical score, and unexpected locations on three continents, the film explore yoga’s social uses and its powerful attraction for a Western world in search of meaning. Behind the joyful energy of PLANET YOGA is the collective admission that materialism has hit the wall, and it is now time to look inwards for meaning and peace.

Distributed by Filmoption International.

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