On my first trip to India eight years ago, my guidebook said that Rishikesh was the yoga capital of the world. After seeing Y Yoga, I Wonder if LA now has that title.
Arthur Klein, director and narrator, poses the question, “What is yoga, and why does practicing it make you happier?” For six years, he traveled extensively, exploring the terrain of th American yoga scene, to find out.
Insightful and candid interviews with celestial yogis Shiva Rea, Erich Schiffmann, Gurmukh, Seane Corn, Dave Stringer, and otheres reveal juicy teaching tidbits. But Klein’s scope also spans beyond the celebrities, successfully showing how yoga works its magic in an underprivileged charter elementary school and offers respite for Marines, in Iraq. Yogis and yogis-to-be will find inspiration, gratitude, and resonance in this thorough yet playful probe into the diverse ways that yoga fulfills its promise of happiness. Continue reading