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Documentary traces Yoga's history, popularity

Focusing on the true meaning of Yoga, a new documentary traces the genesis of the discipline, its utility in daily lives and popularity across the globe.

The 32-minute-long high definition film 'Yoga: The Divinity of Grace' by eminent art historian Binoy K Bhel was screened today at the 5th Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival.

Carrying interviews of eminent scholars and experts such as Padma Bhushan David Frawley, Swami Sitaramananda of Sivananda Yoga, Dr Nagendra, former NASA scientist and presently Chancellor SVYASA Yoga University, Dr Gangadhar of NIMHANS, etc., the film has been shot across India, USA and Vietnam.

The filmmaker, also an authority on Asian culture, said during ancient times, spirituality and science went together but is now separated.

"Further research needs to be done and Yoga needs to be introduced in all branches of education and medicine, and even in the work place," he said.
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