A Yoga of Indian Classical Dance: The Yogini's Mirror by Roxanne Kamayani Gupta PDF

By Roxanne Kamayani Gupta

The yoga and classical dance traditions of India were inextricably entwined for millennia. The exacting hand gestures, postures and pursuits of Indian classical dance can basically be accomplished via yogic focus. Conversely, the esthetics, symmetry, and dynamism of dance improve 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 release their mysteries and detect their universal origins. As a twenty-year-old scholar from the US she used to be miraculously and mysteriously absorbed into Indian tradition, turned a Hindu, and commenced an odyssey so strange and specified that the reader should be enchanted through its telling. selecting the trail of the dancer, Roxanne Gupta complete what no Western girl had performed sooner than: being approved and knowledgeable 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 while attaining 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 attention and perform.

In this tantric method of yoga and dance, expressed during the physique and during a yoga of feelings, we see the traditions embodied in a way 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 images of cutting edge yoga workouts, Roxanne Kamayani Gupta distills her event into suggestions for yogic research bound to help scholars of all degrees to accomplish a dynamic, appealing, and sleek practice.

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