Yoga - en vej til lykke (1975)

Genres - Culture & Society, Spirituality & Philosophy  |   Sub-Genres - Religions & Belief Systems, Yoga  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Denmark   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Clarke Fountain

The filmmaker visits Sri Chidananda and Sri Krismananda in Rishekesh, India; interviews the Tibetan incarnate lama, Kalu Rinpoche; and takes in the yoga activities at Gyiling in Denmark under the tutelage of Swami Narayananda. The four traditional emphases in classic Indian yoga are discussed at some length: these are Karma, Bhakti, Raja and Jnana Yoga. Roughly speaking, Karma Yoga emphasizes good deeds, Bhakti emphasizes devotion, Raja emphasizes meditation and visualization, and Jnana Yoga emphasizes direct knowledge. The attitudes expressed by the filmmaker and his subjects are very much those of adherents to these activities; viewers who require an "objective" approach may be disappointed.