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  • Summary: With vivid detail and poignancy, Yogawoman shows how women have embraced yoga for easing health conditions like breast cancer, infertility, heart disease, and anxiety and depression. It illuminates how yoga has transformed the lives of women in prison, cancer survivors, and those struggling with body image or eating disorders with candor. And beyond these circumstances, we witness how women have integrated yoga into their daily lives so they are happier, healthier, and more fulfilled — allowing them to give back to others with full hearts and creative minds. Through intimate interviews with the world’s leading experts, many who have become worldwide icons with rock-star status, Yogawoman captures the teachings that have blazed a new trail for women. (Shadow Distribution) Collapse
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Jonathan Kiefer
    Oct 17, 2012
    70
    Yogawoman clearly is a fan of yoga and of women. And as it gently reminds us, these two special interests have not always been compatible.
  2. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Oct 18, 2012
    50
    Yogawoman, with narration enunciated by the actress and yogini Annette Bening, begins with an intriguing premise: yoga, historically a practice dominated by men in India, now occupies a mat-carrying slot on women's schedules the world over. That idea remains anthemic more than analyzed, and doing yoga proves more appealing than watching a film promote it.
  3. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Oct 19, 2012
    50
    Watching this yoga documentary mirrored how I feel about taking weekly classes: The ancient Eastern tradition is demonstrably beneficial for both mind and body, but its execution can be so boring and its teachers so painfully earnest.
  4. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Oct 20, 2012
    50
    Kate Clere McIntyre and Saraswati Clere's less than revelatory documentary that incessantly makes the point that yoga is really, really good for you.
  5. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Oct 20, 2012
    50
    Few could dispute the obvious physical and mental benefits derived from the practice of this ancient discipline. One could, however, wish that this endless encomium played less like a PowerPoint sales pitch, illustrated with clip-art imagery, scored with generic music and narrated in mellifluous tones by Annette Bening.
  6. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Oct 17, 2012
    25
    It's less a film than an unimaginatively assembled series of talking heads.

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