The desire to live forever. The dream of eternal beauty. The search for perfect health. This quest for harmony between body and soul has been the hallmark of humanity from the earliest days of consciousness. In three one-hour episodes, The Secret World of Wellness brings the timeless wisdom of some of the world’s most advanced early cultures back to life: ancient India, China and Rome.
LENGTH: 3 x 52 Minutes
INTERNATIONAL TRACK: Yes
CLOSED CAPTIONS: Yes
ASPECT RATIO: 16:9
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2007
RELEASE YEAR: 2008
SUPPLIER: Langbein & Skalnik Media
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Austria/Germany
RIGHTS TERRITORY: Worldwide: Pay TV; USA, Canada (English), China, India: All TV, VOD, DVD. [German United Distribution handles terrestrial TV excl. USA, Canada (English), China, India]
India is the cradle of many of today’s most popular trends in health and wellness. Healing knowledge from India is increasingly valued throughout the world, and has caused a sensation not just in the temples of alternative health, but in medical schools as well. In this documentary, we discover the roots of Ayurveda, the science of longevity, in the old culture of the Indus people.
The timeless culture of China created the world’s first “wellness bible”– 2,500 years ago. The Chinese pursuit of a perfect balance between mind and matter, spirit and body, was nothing less than the quest for immortality. Because of its undeniable power, this ancient medical knowledge still flourishes today. The Chinese practice of health and wellness is based upon the observation and understanding of “Chi” in the human body — the mysterious pathways of energy — the life forces present everywhere in the universe.
In this film we witness the extravagant pleasures of ancient Rome — a paradise of wellness. The Romans were renowned for their baths — temples of liquid luxury. They believed that water was the source of all life, and their elaborate system of aqueducts was a hallmark of their civilization. They developed hot springs over 2,000 years ago, and they took to the baths for both healing and relaxation.