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Leap of Faith by Trivedi, Valentina & Makim, Aditi

The essence of yoga is to integrate the body with the mind and the mind with the Self.This is a famous statement of yogacharya B.K.S Iyengar. Leap of Faith tells the life story of this renowned Indian yoga master, showing us that yoga is all about mental and physical balance. New and extensive footage is shown of the practices, teachings, interviews and daily life style of Iyengar. The film succesfully captures the essence of the man behind the phenomenon. The story is narrated by the actor and Iyengar yoga student Naseeruddin Shah.

About B.K.S. Iyengar
B.K.S. Iyengar was born in 1914 in India. He has been practicing and teaching yoga since his teenage years, when he was introduced to yoga by yogi Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya. He is the founder of Iyengar Yoga. With Iyengar yoga classes being offered throughout the world, Iyengar is considered one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world. The yogi has written numerous books, Light on Yoga (1966) being his first and most famous one. It became an international best-seller and succeeded in making yoga well known throughout the globe.

Director
Trivedi, Valentina & Makim, Aditi
Copyright Holder
10Francs
Duration
72 min.
Year of release
2008
Language
English, Hindi

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