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2004, 120 min, USA, Dir: Gita Desai

The popularity of yoga has grown steadily within Western society over the last few decades, but the practice - a regimen of mental and physical exercises in pursuit of tranquility - originated in India millennia ago. Through interviews with some of the world’s leading yoga scholars, teachers and medical experts, Gita Desai’s groundbreaking yoga documentary traces the roots, branches and healing potential of the oldest spiritual practice in the world.

2012, David Lynch Foundation, 71 min, USA, Dir: Bobby Roth

This fascinating documentary follows renowned director David Lynch on a 16-country tour of Europe, the Middle East and Latin America to promote the individual and global impact of meditation. With equal parts wit and passion, the film reveals Lynch’s commitment to transcendental meditation as a way of changing the world, starting from within.

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