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Yoga Film Now in Over 40 Countries
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, May 14, 2011 - Yoga Film Personal Time with Swami-ji, shot in the Indian Himalayas at the Sources of the Sacred Ganges River, near the Indian Tibet border, featuring Swami Sundaranand, directed by Victor Demko is now in over 40 countries.
Scarborough, Ontario Canada, May 14, 2011 - Yoga Film Personal Time with Swami-ji, shot in the Indian Himalayas at the Sources of the Sacred Ganges River, near the Indian Tibet border, featuring Swami Sundaranand, directed by Victor Demko is now in over 40 countries.
The 157 minute Yoga film was made by Demko as part of the esoteric healing arts series on mystic healing arts practitioners for The Center for Healing Arts DVD series.Personal Time with Swami-ji features Swami Sundaranand who is regarded as the last of the great pre-car, pre-road, Himalayan Yogis.Sundaranand was one of the primary students of Swami Tapovan Maharaj (1889–1957) and has lived in Gangotri since 1946.Prior to the mid 1970’s, there were no roads to Gangotri and pilgrimage to it involved a tough week long walk on dangerous Himalayan mountain trails.
The Yoga film is in unexpected countries such as Iceland, Mongolia, and Vanuatu and expected places such as Canada, USA, India, England, Australia, New Zealand, and France as well as 30 other countries.
Mantra yoga is one of the core practices after body positions recommended by Swami Sundaranand in the film.He says that yoga mantras or any loved words when repeated enough, provide the user with protection and guidance.The stages of Yoga, pranayama and the intoning of Om or Aum are also some of the topics examined in this yoga presentation.
Yoga purists are noting Yoga has suffered due to its popularity remarked Demko and that is why he is pleased these original yogic attitudes and methods are made available from this rare personage of Swami Sundaranand. “So many want to get the benefits of Yoga beyond body positions and Swami-ji gives excellent guidance on how to approach learning on the path.This type of guidance is most needed today with the increased interest in pranayama and mantra yoga” says Demko.
Demko continues “It is a blessing that the original attitude and transmission comes alive with each viewing of the film and I believe that is why the film has gone to over 40 countries.There is such an interest in the topics like mantra, Om and pranayama yoga breathing which are presented in the film and people appreciate this rare and authentic source of Yoga transmission which is made available to all in Personal Time with Swami-ji.”