“Yogawoman” – A Documentary on the Female Yogi
“Yogawoman” is a documentary that attempts to show women’s role and involvement in the development of yoga starting with its inception in India centuries ago. The movie also tries to show how yoga has evolved into a multi-billion dollar industry (sexy yoga pants, anyone?), with female yogis at the forefront. Nowadays, urban ashrams and yoga studios are dominated by women who have discovered yoga’s profound effects on how they live and think in their daily lives.
The film is not just female-oriented, it is also a tad feminist in that it also delves into the socio-political issues affecting the modern woman, like depression, body image, work and family life, etc. From Manhattan to India to Kenya, the film shows how female yogis can and do find a sense of self-awareness and empowerment, and help them define their femininity.