It's Friday night, you've just finished a beautiful yin yoga class to end the week and you want to vege out on the couch - we got you! Here we've compiled a list of the best things to watch on Netflix for yogi's! So put on some comfy pants...oh wait, you're probably already wearing your yoga pants, make a big pot of chai and some moringa popcorn and enjoy the show!
1. Living On A Dollar A Day
Luke and I have been fortunate enough to spend a lot of time in Guatemala and can honestly say that this documentary is a true depiction of the daily life and struggles of indigenous Guatemala. More often than not, it's uncertain when and where their next dollar will from, their only focus being to feed their family for that day. Feel inspired by their resilience and ability to smile through hardship. This is exactly why we do what we do.
2. He Named Me Malala
If you don't know Malala's inspiring story, then this is a must. I read her autobiography last year (I'm a little late to the game, I know!) and was blown away by her courage and strength. I loved watching this and feeling inspired all over again.
3. The Little Prince
Based on the novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, this story is very special to Luke and I, as rumour has it that, one of the mountains that surround Lake Atitlan Guatemala inspired the mountain in the story that resembles an elephant with a boa trailing off at its head and tail as if it were being consumed. It's a beautiful and magical story guarenteed to warm your heart.
4. George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Want to cause a stir at a dinner party? Ask everyone who their favorite Beetle is. For me, without a doubt it's George. As a fellow Piscean and the man who wrote two of my all-time favorite songs: Here Comes The Sun and My Sweet Lord. Love you George.
5. Expedition Happiness
Have you ever daydreamed about quitting your job, buying an old school bus and traveling the globe completely off-grid? Well, these guys did it and it's absolutely inspiring to follow them and their dog on an epic journey!
6. On Yoga: The Architecture of Peace
This one is a no-brainer. If you're in need of some inspo to get you on the mat, look no further! My favourite quote from the film: "Yoga is not 45 minutes class [sic]. Yoga is not only on the mat, yoga is off the mat. Every minute, every moment, every karma, every part, every action, every breath is yoga. Yoga is what you are. Life is wherever you are. Every moment. It's not, 'tomorrow I will be happy, maybe in the future after ten years I will be ok. I'll be great. I'll feel happy.' This is the time now. You are the mantra."
Naga, The Eternal Yogi is another brilliantly inspiring yoga documentary.
7. The End Of the F**king World
Ok, so we didn't want it to be all documentaries and seriousness because we all have those day where we just want to zone out and watch something to make us laugh and feel good! The End Of the F**king World is exactly that. A really fun series, with fantastic characters, that will simply warm your heart (the dance scene is my fave!).
If you are considering a plant-based diet...actually even if you're not, this thought-provoking and beautifully touching film about a girls relationship with her giant pet pig will no doubt have you questioning your next pulled pork taco.
9. Frances Ha
This is in my top 10 fave movies of all time! The vulnerability of the protagonist Frances will make you want to embrace your true self (aka dorkiness) and be reminded that none of us have it all together and that it's actually really endearing to let your vulnerability shine.
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