On Yoga: The Architecture of Peace
A prominent New York-based photographer with five decades of experience and a portfolio studded with shots for the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Fortune, Time, Life, and Vanity Fair, Michael O’Neill had done portraits of everyone from J Lo to Richard Nixon when the idea to do a series of yogis occurred to him as he was just walking out of a yoga class.
You may have seen his iconic images of Shiva Rea, John Friend, Dharma Mittra, Christy Turlington that ran in a 22-page Vanity Fair article in June 2007, just as yoga was truly coming of age in America. For O’Neill, that was only the preview.
Yoga Unveiled, Part 2: “Yoga as Therapy”
The final hour of this fascinating documentary jumps straight to the present and examines Yoga’s growing contribution to Western medicine. Yoga therapy is revealed as a highly effective contemporary application of the millenia old healing and rejuvenating discipline. There is ample opportunity here for reflection on how we think about illness, wellness and health care.