Revealing Ayurveda in Ayurveda Unveiled
Filmmaker Gita Desai has established herself as a sincere student and enthusiastic chronicler of the deep wisdom and extensive history of India’s Vedic arts and sciences. Her first two works, Yoga Unveiled and Raga Unveiled, elucidate the traditions of yoga and Indian classical music. They have traveled the world and become essential viewing in teacher training programs. With Ayurveda Unveiled, she turns the lens of the camera as well as her spirit of inquiry to the holistic medical system of Ayurveda.
The Immersion into Ayurveda through Ayurveda Unveiled
The extensive visual journey of Ayurveda Unveiled contains thoughtful interviews with a diverse group of worldwide subject matter experts interspersed with historical context, illustration of the main points of the teachings, demonstrations of therapies and practices, and meditative views of the natural world, which relate to the nature-based teachings of this system. Viewing any part of Ayurveda Unveiled creates the immersive viewing experience Gita intended when she wanted people to not only learn the teachings, but feel them through watching.
The full running time of the 2 DVD set (or streaming license) is nearly five hours. Before you feel intimidated by the commitment, it’s important to note that you can select specific chapters that explore different facets of this sacred and practical science. There are a wide ranging list of subjects covered in these chapters. These include the historical tradition, philosophy, treatments, Sanskrit terminology, Marma (science of meaningful points on the body), herbs, and more.
The list of contributors feature worldwide experts. These include Robert Svoboda, Sadhguru, Suhas Kshirsagar, David Frawley, Deepak Chopra, Claudia Welch, Martina Ziskova, and many more. The film also includes archival footage from Transcendental Meditation Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
This is a must-have resource. It is essential viewing for those who want to learn more about what Ayurveda really is, for anyone in a teacher training program, and those seeking the empowering inspiration found in the Vedic sciences.
Felicia Tomasko has spent more of her life practicing Yoga and Ayurveda than not. She first became introduced to the teachings through the writings of the Transcendentalists, through meditation, and using asana to cross-train for her practice of cross-country running. Between beginning her commitment to Yoga and Ayurveda and today, she earned degrees in environmental biology and anthropology and nursing, and certifications in the practice and teaching of yoga, yoga therapy, and Ayurveda while working in fields including cognitive neuroscience and plant biochemistry. Her commitment to writing is at least as long as her commitment to yoga. Working on everything related to the written word from newspapers to magazines to websites to books, Felicia has been writing and editing professionally since college. In order to feel like a teenager again, Felicia has pulled out her running shoes for regular interval sessions throughout Southern California. Since the very first issue of LA YOGA, Felicia has been part of the team and the growth and development of the Bliss Network.