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Ayurveda: The Art Of Being

Ayurveda: The Art Of Being (2002)

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Average Rating: 4.8/10
Critic Reviews: 5
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A historical account of the ancient holistic practice, Ayurveda. Originating in India and then spreading to Egypt, Greece, Rome, Tibet, China, Russia and Japan, Ayurveda is probably the world's oldest continually practiced holistic healthcare system. The technique requires healers to scan their patients by covering the body with a certain kind of mud to discover the mysteries of the human mind and body in order to cure illnesses that result in the imbalance between human beings' life energies.

Jul 6, 2004

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A film that takes you inside the rhythms of its subject: You experience it as you watch.

March 7, 2003 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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If Ayurveda can help us return to a sane regimen of eating, sleeping and stress-reducing contemplation, it is clearly a good thing.

March 7, 2003 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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Alternative medicine obviously has its merits ... but Ayurveda does the field no favors.

July 17, 2002 Full Review Source: New York Times
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It would work much better as a one-hour TV documentary.

July 17, 2002
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Unspools like a highbrow, low-key, 102-minute infomercial, blending entrepreneurial zeal with the testimony of satisfied customers.

July 16, 2002 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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o yperballon zilos toy Nalin [...] metatrepei to ntokimanter se 100lepto diafimistiko toy mystikoy toy mpoyrmpoylithropoiiti, anti na prosferei kai mia sobari eikona toy peri tinos prokeitai kai giati prepei na to pareis ki esy eksisoy sta sobara.

November 2, 2007 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
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Like all infomercials, Ayurveda: Art of Being is heavy on testimonials and light on statistics.

March 25, 2003 Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY

While the filmmaking may be a bit disjointed, the subject matter is so fascinating that you won't care.

March 7, 2003
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Director Nalin Pan doesn't do much to weigh any arguments one way or the other. He simply presents his point of view that Ayurveda works. No question.

September 17, 2002 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

Reinforces the often forgotten fact of the world's remarkably varying human population and mindset, and its capacity to heal using creative, natural and ancient antidotes.

August 18, 2002 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Pan Nalin's exposition is beautiful and mysterious, and the interviews that follow, with the practitioners of this ancient Indian practice, are as subtle and as enigmatic.

August 3, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

A fascinating documentary that provides a rounded and revealing overview of this ancient holistic healing system

July 20, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

While the frequent allusions to gurus and doshas will strike some Westerners as verging on mumbo-jumbo ... broad streaks of common sense emerge with unimpeachable clarity.

July 17, 2002 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Foreign Titles

  • Ayurveda - Die Kunst des langen Lebens (DE)
  • Ayurveda (FR)
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