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By Roxanne Kamayani Gupta

The yoga and classical dance traditions of India were inextricably entwined for millennia. The exacting hand gestures, postures and hobbies of Indian classical dance can merely be completed 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 free up their mysteries and become aware of their universal origins. As a twenty-year-old pupil from the US she was once miraculously and mysteriously absorbed into Indian tradition, turned a Hindu, and commenced an odyssey so strange and exact that the reader can be enchanted through its telling. picking the trail of the dancer, Roxanne Gupta finished what no Western girl had performed prior to: being accredited and informed by means of Indian masters after which appearing within the Indian classical traditions--from the palaces of maharajas to the humanities gala's of Europe and America--while whilst reaching 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 realization 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 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 huge photos of cutting edge yoga exercises, Roxanne Kamayani Gupta distills her event into recommendations for yogic examine guaranteed to help scholars of all degrees to accomplish a dynamic, appealing, and sleek practice.

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