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Ayurveda: The Art of Being
Ayurveda The Art of Being
Director: Pan Nalin
Genres: Indie & Art House, Special Interests, Documentary
NR     2004     1hr 42min


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Director: Pan Nalin
Creators: Serge Guez, Pan Nalin, Ben Von Grafenstein, Christa Saredi, Christoph Friedel, Claudia Steffen
Genres: Indie & Art House, Special Interests, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Health, Documentary
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 07/06/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 42min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, Hindi
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Makes clear that Allopathic Medicine is not holy...
Kick-Azz-Angel | Amsterdam, The Netherlands | 12/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There is so much more to HEALING, than being treated by doctors who look at symptoms and who prescribe farmaceutical drugs that do more harm than good.
Being a rheumatic patient, and having used the most horrifying drugs for over 10 years(I was even given a chemocure for a year! LEDERTREXATE), I decided to QUIT, because there was NO improvement whatsoever, on the contrary. The doctors declared me totally irresponsible. I couldn't walk one step without 2 crutches and they predicted I would soon end up in a wheelchair. Well... after having started alternative medicine, like acupuncture,kinesiology EFT, immunics, PLUS vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, supplements and a grain-free-diet, 5 Tibetan Rites (Yoga), my condition has improved significantly. Less pain, inflammation reduction. Immune system has improved. I sometimes need 1 crutch. Most days I can even do without. Who said that natural healing is NOT possible.
This movie shows beautifully that alternative medicine is capable to heal serious and also chronic diseases, without chemical drugs with its burdening and harming side-effects or even an operation.
Allopathic medicine is too involved in curing symptoms and doctors are totally focused on the disease. We desperately need other and better ways of healing.
Don't hesitate to consult your M.D. when you're ill, but don't swallow everything they say or prescribe... Use your brain and intuition as well."
SO much lost information about being in tune with nature ins
Lena, LMT | Nassau, NY | 03/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I also enjoyed this DVD. It is set mostly in India with some footage from Western Doctors who also practice Ayurveda to do the studies in Greece. They really check all signs in patients like Chinese medicine. Most of the DVD had subtitles to help you when the accent was thick or when they didn't speak English to help. The shots of the landscape was beautiful & pulls you into going back to embrace it. The simplicity & less stress in the villages lifestyle was inspiring. Yes, indoor plumbing & washing of hands with natural soap is one of the great realizations of modern medicine, but not much else has help except in some ways for trauma.
In the DVD, a long time Indian Doctor even eats mercury before your eyes after using a mixture he makes to neutrilize it's toxicity so it doens't kill him. He says doctors ALWAYS tries their formulas on THEMSELVES, not animals or patients to make sure it works fast.
There are many testimonies from people who have been cured of cancer for 14 years & still going, 80% blindness from diabetes as been reduced to only moderate seeing dificulty like most people who just need glasses, etc. He was very charming with a great sense of humor. He says anything can be cured, he has studied western medicine to understand more, but cannot undrstand why western teach that the body cannot be healed.
Such that blindness which according to western medicine by a leak of blood in the tiny blood vessels in the retina is treated with lasers to plug to hole. But they never adddress the reason for the leak. It will just keep happening. Ayurveda & also Chinese medicine address WHY the blood vessels are weak in the first place & what foods to eat & not eat to strengthen them again.
I know a man in his 50s who has hypertention & on heart medications who still eats processed foods. He has blood spots in his feet. It is the cappilaries leaking blood in his feet from weakness. When he went on a diet, not reducing sugar or fats or meats, but just reducing artificial ingredients, the blood spots faded & disapeared. When he slipped again, they returned... so he has stayed off artificial so he never has to see them again. He also of course, report increase in energy, better sleeping, more positive outlook on life, better ability to concentrate & work, etc. All because the aritificial ingredients aren't there to stress his body out, taking what daily energy it can to keep the body from getting cancer or tumors or dying that day.
There's no such thing as an eye tick meaning nothing, every mole, every wrinkle, even little blood vessel you see as an imperfection is a sign your body is telling you that it is being stressed out by the foods you eat, your sleeping habits, alcohol you overconsume to be social, etc. No one listens in the west especially doctors until you are at death's door. Drugs only treat the outside symptoms, such as sneezing from a flu instead of the toxins itself or to increase your own body's ability to fight it off faster. Even OTC drugs for coughing has been proven in studies to not reduce the amount of coughing, parents said there was less, but was proven taht it was exactly the same. The same for antibotics for earaches, it does not speed healing at all studies have shown. What causes earaches is too rich a diet in deserts, dairy & processed foods most times."
A key to life
katerina VARENKOW | spain | 02/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm not going back to any traditional physician again after watching this dvd... It's really unfair that so many people is suffering and they don't know about this antique science that can heal almost anything in a natural way..."
You may think you know Ayurveda...
Pavel Axentiev | 11/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've been a fan of Ayurveda for a few years, read some books, and thought I had a fair idea about it. This film still blew my mind!! It goes beyond what most popular books will tell you, you see real tradition in different aspects, from city to the jungle. There are some truly amazing personalities of healers presented. You will see creation of advanced preparations, treatment of serious disease, and generally how this tradition is practiced where it was born shrouded in legend, and where it has accumulated its wisdom for thousands of years."