Wai Lana’s new Alive Forever short film has already been viewed online over 1 million times within just days of its release for this year’s International Day of Yoga on June 21st. This puts it on par with her popular Namaste song, which has been viewed or heard over 4 million times online since its release on Yoga Day in June 2015.
Here is just a sample of the overwhelmingly positive feedback Wai Lana has received so far:
“I've become alive again by hearing this beautiful song...thanks from the bottom of my heart”
“Thank you for this! I was feeling sad today and this picked me up!”
Alive Forever also received some very positive feedback from people in the music industry:
“Beautiful song and a very well-shot video/film. Excellent work all around! I have a feeling lots of people will like this!” – Mike Savage, host of internationally-syndicated World Chart Show.
“This is a truly inspirational, gorgeous and cinematic music video. Excellent work!” – Bob Lugowe, Director of Promotions/Publicity at Relapse Records and Co-Founder of Brutal Panda Records.
Alive Forever is a unique cinematic expression that captures the feelings of anxiety, fear, and sadness that accompany the aging of one’s physical body, as one’s youthful beauty and vigour begin to fade. By the end of this transformational short film, the featured characters are relieved of their anxieties and enlightened by the profound yoga wisdom conveyed by Wai Lana’s soothing lyrics. The lyrics beautifully express the ancient wisdom that although my body is getting older, I, the true-self, am ever youthful. And although my body will die, I, the true self, will not die.
In an epiphany of music and heart-warming visuals, Alive Forever relieves the fear, anxiety, and sadness associated with aging, replacing them with joy and hope, as the characters realize one by one that the true self is not the aging physical body, will not die when the body dies, and is forever young.
According to Wai Lana, “Understanding this profound truth, we can live in peace and happiness. There is no need to be sad as our body ages, rather we should feel very blessed to know this priceless jewel of wisdom.”
About Wai Lana
Wai Lana is an internationally recognized yoga teacher. She was honored in 2016 with India’s prestigious Padma Shri Award for her extraordinary achievements in popularizing yoga globally.
Wai Lana’s achievements in the field of yoga have been astonishing and unparalleled. Starting years before the yoga boom began in the West, and even in India where yoga was still seen as something just for holy men, Wai Lana’s yoga television series has been broadcast daily to hundreds of millions of people around the world, on five continents including North and South America, Asia, Europe, Australia and the Middle East.
In the Unites States, her 30-minute television series Wai Lana Yoga has been airing nationwide since 1998 and is still airing today after 18 years—making it the longest-running fitness series ever on public television.
Link to Alive Forever short film