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ISBN-10: 0892817658

ISBN-13: 9780892817658

The yoga and classical dance traditions of India were inextricably entwined for millennia. The exacting hand gestures, postures and activities of Indian classical dance can merely 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 liberate their mysteries and detect their universal origins. As a twenty-year-old pupil from the United States she was once miraculously and mysteriously absorbed into Indian tradition, turned a Hindu, and commenced an odyssey so strange and designated that the reader should be enchanted via its telling. opting for the trail of the dancer, Roxanne Gupta comprehensive what no Western lady had performed ahead of: being approved and knowledgeable via 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 type of Kuchipudi dance and studied with academics of the hatha and kriya yoga traditions, she brings jointly those nice streams of recognition and perform.

In this tantric method of yoga and dance, expressed throughout 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 broad pictures of leading edge yoga workouts, Roxanne Kamayani Gupta distills her event into suggestions for yogic examine bound to help scholars of all degrees to accomplish a dynamic, attractive, and swish practice.

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