New PDF release: A Yoga of Indian Classical Dance: The Yogini's Mirror

By Roxanne Kamayani Gupta

The yoga and classical dance traditions of India were inextricably entwined for millennia. The exacting hand gestures, postures and routine of Indian classical dance can in simple terms be accomplished via yogic focus. Conversely, the esthetics, symmetry, and dynamism of dance increase the perform of yoga. those traditions, so complementary and necessary to each other, are united and explicated for the 1st time in A Yoga of Indian Classical Dance.
Twenty-five years in the past Roxanne Kamayani Gupta launched into a trip of dance and yoga, craving to liberate their mysteries and notice their universal origins. As a twenty-year-old scholar from the USA she used to be miraculously and mysteriously absorbed into Indian tradition, grew to become a Hindu, and commenced an odyssey so strange and precise that the reader could be enchanted through its telling. identifying the trail of the dancer, Roxanne Gupta finished what no Western girl had performed ahead of: being authorized and proficient by way of Indian masters after which acting within the Indian classical traditions--from the palaces of maharajas to the humanities gala's of Europe and America--while even as reaching a doctorate within the anthropology of faith and being initiated right into a variety of yogic traditions. Having mastered the classical kind of Kuchipudi dance and studied with academics of the hatha and kriya yoga traditions, she brings jointly those nice streams of awareness and perform.

In this tantric method of yoga and dance, expressed in the course of the physique and during a yoga of feelings, we see the traditions embodied in a fashion that embraces the totality of the human adventure. the result's the dance of the yogini, the sacred female initiatress who dances with one foot in nature and the opposite within the realm of the gods. With large photos of leading edge yoga exercises, Roxanne Kamayani Gupta distills her adventure into options for yogic learn absolute to help scholars of all degrees to accomplish a dynamic, appealing, and sleek practice.

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