Google translation from the German
'In the cinema! Somewhere between the ever-growing Wellnesbewegung and the iconography of current advertising campaigns through yoga Far Eastern ways of thinking in the West has become socially acceptable. But what is that actually what happens when you do that? What is yoga? A primitive rite? Indian gymnastics? A kind of religion - or rather exotic variety shows, located in somewhere between snake and human civilization are a panacea for sufferers of all stripes.
Director Jan Schmidt-Garre follows, as in his previous films, his curiosity, and finds, because truth is rewarded with a truth universally surprising. On authentic 16mm film shot, set in a classic framed images and produced entirely in India and for the big screen, the view opens up to an unusual, unusually normal India, beyond shrill colors of Holi celebrations and of strength ash dusted Gurus very own magic unfolds.
The Breathing God - Journey to the origin of modern yoga is the first to the relevant inventors of the modern Yoga combines front of a camera: not yet seen historical footage of the primal father Krishnamacharya, Pattabhi Jois, his pupil, who died during filming, as well as the legendary Iyengar, the was allowed to teach the doctrine of the Yehudi Menuhin already breather God'.