Shot over a half year period across the US, in a diverse circumstances and interesting interviews, this documentary was developed out of the notion to comprehend why people tend to do the things they do. Particularly, the film asks the question, why do you practice yoga? Why keep doing it? Why do you like it? The authors ask expert yogis these questions, and obtain an understanding into the potential that yoga can provide.
People are at first attracted to yoga for the physical component of it, because they want to get in good shape, look well and be vigorous, and that's certainly the reason number one that gets people interested. But what keeps them attached and what makes them keep practicing is once they get through the corporeal side of it, and they recognize the subjective, spiritual and the restorative advantages, on a much deeper level.
People are mostly exercising martial arts with the goal of disintegrating the ego and managing to clearly realize when you're in a conflict. But some became aware that you can achieve the same composure of mind and calmness through this yoga routine... which would take years with practicing martial arts. And within several lessons, they would experience it, and understand that there is something more than just the aspect of physical health of it - it is the extra capacity that is discovered in the mind and the body that just feels really good.
Our anxieties, despairs and self-doubts are actually mental creations... all the time... but not rooted in reality. And yoga helps to tone those thoughts down. On the other hand lot of people need regular physical activities to partly allow them to sleep and compose themselves. There are a lot of things that go on in our heads, and yoga is a good way to calm yourself down physically and mentally.