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ISBN-10: 0892817658

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The yoga and classical dance traditions of India were inextricably entwined for millennia. The exacting hand gestures, postures and events of Indian classical dance can purely 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 unencumber their mysteries and realize their universal origins. As a twenty-year-old pupil from the USA she used to be miraculously and mysteriously absorbed into Indian tradition, turned a Hindu, and started an odyssey so strange and certain that the reader may be enchanted via its telling. deciding on the trail of the dancer, Roxanne Gupta complete what no Western lady had performed earlier than: being approved and educated 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 lecturers 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 in the course of the physique and during a yoga of feelings, we see the traditions embodied in a way that embraces the totality of the human event. 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 huge images of leading edge yoga exercises, Roxanne Kamayani Gupta distills her event into concepts for yogic research bound to help scholars of all degrees to accomplish a dynamic, appealing, and swish practice.

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