The man who gave yoga to America

November 13, 2014 5:53 PM

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"Awake: The Life of Yogananda" wants to do two things: introduce Paramahansa Yogananda, who imported yoga and meditation to the United States, to a wider audience, and provide us with a mystical experience of sorts.

Sometimes these goals get in each other's way in this reverential, yet long-overdue documentary, which examines a figure who came to America in the 1920s and went on to inspire people around the world.

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