New Release: Yoga and the Art of Mudras By Nubia Teixeira
Presented by Mandala Publishing
Dallas Yoga Magazine is honored to share with you a new book coming out this month (June 18,2019). This new book, Yoga and the Art of Mudras, is a guided journey into the alchemy of asana (yoga pose) and mudra (symbolic hand gesture). Brazilian-born yogini, dancer, and author Nubia Teixeira has been practicing and teaching traditional yoga and classical Indian Odissi dance for over 26 years. In this book, she fuses her passion for yoga and dance with her love for bhakti (devotion). In so doing, she has created a unique, original, and contemporary yoga system that encompasses all three healing arts.
Through beautiful photographs of each yoga pose, Nubia guides the reader in a meaningful union of hand gestures with asanas. Drawing, in particular, on expressions and hand gestures found in Indian dance, these newly developed poses will help transform a person’s Hatha yoga practice into an embodied devotional and artistic yogic experience.
Nubia’s yoga-mudra system combines expressions that are deeply rooted in the heart of traditional yoga, classical Indian Odissi dance, and inspirational bhakti yoga storytelling. Honoring the gifts of all three systems, Nubia Teixeira shares a beautiful and truly original voyage into the heart of devotional yoga practice.
This is what others have to say about the book:
“The hands are extensions of the heart, reflecting what is in your heart. Mudras tell stories with the hands. Nubia’s hands express the celestial stories and songs of her innermost heart—the eternal abode of Divine Love where God and the soul dance in ecstatic delight. Nubia is an other-worldly apsara who has taken birth amongst us mortals—to show us the keys to the heart of heaven and how to open the secret door. This is an incredibly important book”
~ Sharon Gannon, founder of Jivamukti Yoga
“If you think you understood yoga—think again. In this elegant volume of thoughts and images, Odissi dance master Nubia Teixeira reveals the power of mudras to awaken and unite our many disparate selves. An overlooked component of complete yoga practice is finally receiving its due. A must-read for serious yogis.”
~ Joshua Greene, author of Gita Wisdom
For more information please visit http://www.nubiateixeira.com
About the Author:
Yogini, dancer, and author Nubia Teixeira was born in Brazil and has been practicing and teaching traditional yoga and classical Indian Odissi dance for over 26 years. Nubia is founder of the Bhakti Nova School of Yoga and Dance and leads classes, workshops, and teacher trainings internationally, independently, and in collaboration with her husband, kirtan artist Jai Uttal. Nubia lives in Fairfax, California, with Jai and their son, Ezra.