Ayurveda: The Art of Being

Released 2001


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Ayurveda: The Art of Being is a holistic documentary directed by Pan Nalin that centers on the Ayurveda, a holistic medicine often seen as the traditional medicine native to India with the focus on the body, mind, and spirit as an equal entity. Ayurveda: The Art of Being travels through various countries, including India, Greece, and the United States while interviewing renowned Ayurveda doctors and experts in its practice and hundreds of patients as they who share their treatments and experiences. Based in the physics of the five elements, Ayruveda maintains the practice of balance and completeness with a focus on diet and exercise, meditation, and medicine. Often overlooked for its alternative nature, Ayurveda: The Art of Being delves into the connection this ancient system has to modern medicine and its success with a number of diseases often considered untreatable with Western medicine. A highly informative documentary, it also offers a beautiful look at the world it originated in and the caring people who practice it.moreless


Metacritic Score

  • 63

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Ray Conlogue

    Although filmmaker Pan Nalin is a believer in Ayurveda,there is little in the film to convince anybody else.

  • 50

    New York Post Lou Lumenick

    A sometimes eye-opening, if overlong, German-Swiss documentary on a holistic health system that's been practiced, mostly in India, for more than 500 years.

  • 40

    The New York Times Dave Kehr

    As a believer preaching to an audience of believers, he (Nalin) feels no need to offer proofs or anything even approaching a rational argument.

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