Ayurveda: The Art of Being

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Overview

Ayurveda: The Art of Being is a documentary about the ancient health-care system Ayurveda, which means "The Science of Life" in Sanskrit. The oldest continually practiced medicine in the world, Ayurveda traces its origins to centuries of observations of humans, animals, and plants. At its core, it is an herbal science that is said not only to heal the body, but the spirit as well. Without narration, the film takes a look at several Indian practitioners of Ayurveda who explain how they came to study the medicine ...
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Overview

Ayurveda: The Art of Being is a documentary about the ancient health-care system Ayurveda, which means "The Science of Life" in Sanskrit. The oldest continually practiced medicine in the world, Ayurveda traces its origins to centuries of observations of humans, animals, and plants. At its core, it is an herbal science that is said not only to heal the body, but the spirit as well. Without narration, the film takes a look at several Indian practitioners of Ayurveda who explain how they came to study the medicine and how worldwide interest in their work has grown. A major strength of this film is that it is an eye-opener for the uninitiated westerner, revealing the untapped values of an arcane healing doctrine while demystifying its methods.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/6/2004
  • UPC: 738329035921
  • Original Release: 2002
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  • Source: Kino Video
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:42:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 41,784

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Pan Nalin Director, Editor, Screenwriter
Karl Baumgartner Producer
Reinhard Brundig Co-producer
Christoph Friedel Producer
Ben von Grafenstein Editor
Serge Guez Cinematographer
Cyril Morin Score Composer
Christa Saredie Co-producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Holistic Medicine [7:59]
2. Medical Plans [5:29]
3. Healers [5:33]
4. Faith in Ayurveda [5:45]
5. Starting at the Brain [5:33]
6. Extinct Practices [7:12]
7. Mus Scan [6:31]
8. Marma Points [5:47]
9. Medicine Production [7:11]
10. Cancer Cure [5:54]
11. Stones & Ashes [11:04]
12. Art of Living [8:23]
13. Translating Manuscripts [5:43]
14. Mental Therapies [7:47]
15. Relief From Stress [9:24]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Feature
   Scene Selections
   Stills Gallery
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent

    I first saw part of this film while in a yoga class. Then bought the film, this is a very well informed film. It educates you on the practices of Ayurveda and history of it. This is something that anyone who is in to natural or alternative medicine should look in to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Very Useful Introduction for the Layman

    I have to respectfully disagree with the previous reviewer's opinion. While those who are well-versed in their knowledge of Ayurveda may be inclined to find faults on a variety of levels, this can still serve to educate the curious layman. Western medicine has already learned to stop dismissing eastern methods as simple folk medicine. I have personally been a patient of an American physician (a Johns Hopkins trained MD)that integrated ayurveda into her practice since approx.1990. Even if this film doesn't send you looking for an ayurvedic professional, it is a very interesting documentary about a healing and preventative medicine system and philosophy that is literally thousands of years old.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    poor indian soup

    what a shame for ayurveda, for india and for film makers. nothing scientific, more magics and propaganda. systematic critic on allopathy. nothing official from state or counrty official hospital or spokeperson. a mixed masala soup very not digestible what a shame

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    Posted March 7, 2009

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