Dance and yoga are aspects of the identical coin; they are interrelated and vital, emphasized Shovana Narayan and Anita Dua on the release in their new co-authored ebook ‘Illuminating Indian Classical Dances Through Yoga.’ They have been talking at the launch function in their ebook at the India International Centre. The ebook turned into released by Shyam Jaju, National Vice President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Pavan K Varma, former diplomat, a writer, and flesh presser.
Leading Kathak exponent, former bureaucrat and a recipient of the Padma Shri, Shovana Narayan, stated. “People generally suppose dance and yoga are two different things, but I agree with that nritya (dance) is yoga. For us dancers, dance and yoga are in the song. Like with yoga, for dance as properly Dharana, dhyana, and samadhi become the course and the destination. Emptying your thoughts of a different mind, you research awareness. For instance, while a Kathak dancer is doing the Tatkaar (toes movements), the toes hold transferring bodily but mentally we are in a nation of ecstasy and that is the country of Dhyana for us. Then comes Samadhi which happens whilst the dancer turns into one with the dance.”
The co-authors have been in communication with Vinita Dawra Nangia, Executive Editor-TOI and Director of Times Literature Festivals and Write India. Talking about the fantastically illustrated espresso desk book posted via Shubhi Publishers, Vinita said, “Frankly, I had by no means given this correlation among dance and yoga an idea until I study the ebook. And as soon as one of these idea strikes, so many vistas open up for you. That’s wherein the importance of this e-book lies.” Discussing the correlation and distinction between yoga and dance, Shovana elaborated, “Yoga is largely the concord of mind, body, and soul. In dance, we are appearing all the asanas in a dynamic motion; whereas in Yoga, going from one asana to another has stillness in it. In dance too, as with yoga, you want to have to manage over your breath — which is Pranayam. We are continuously practicing it.”
Anita Dua, who is a Yoga fanatic and educationist, explained, “Our Vedas describe Yoga as being one with the excellent. They say that our body is already balanced with the cosmos which is experienced by way of training yoga. Patanjali says that the cause why we lose the relationship between body, thoughts, and soul is because of our imperfect country of health- be it intellectual or physical. When this is balanced, we are in a kingdom of Sat-Chit-Anand that’s everlasting bliss. Yoga doesn’t suggest simply the asanas which can be widely understood today; it was going through the eight limbs of yoga that have been described in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra.”
Pavan K Varma said, “There is not any duality. Mahadev or Shiva is known as Nataraj—the lord of the dance. Lord Krishna is referred to as Natwar that’s again in correlation with dance. And the correlation among the 2 (dance and yoga) will become very clean because dance is yoga in dynamic movement and yoga is a dance in the slow motion. The very last correlation in each yoga and dance is the presence of a guru. Unless you fall at the feet of the guru and absolutely surrender your self, I don’t consider any fulfillment is viable,” he explained.
Mentioning the ultimate 3 limbs of Patanjali’s yoga – dharna, Dhyan and samadhi, Vinita Nangia recommended that if for both dance and yoga, that is the course to turning the outward recognition within, then the identical must hold genuine for another appearing artwork consisting of tune or maybe painting or writing — Concentration and contemplation should lead a practitioner to a state of bliss and oneness with the Universe and Divinity. The authors agreed with this.
Addressing a common problem, Vinita asked if simplest the spiritually developed can aspire for moksha or is it something each person can wish to acquire? Shovana responded, “Whoever is absolutely immersed in their art can enjoy it. It is set how actual you’re to your self and on your practice. The unsaid part of yoga is that you have to preserve your balance—in terms of retaining your feet at the floor and your head for your shoulders that allow you to be an excellent human and to be instability with your environment.”
When asked whether or not it is proper that the ones working towards yoga can achieve enormous mystic powers, Anita spoke back that it is real however that there are recorded cautions for those who obtain such powers. They are exhorted to withdraw and recharge their energies, else they get depleted and intrude in their personal nonsecular adventure.
The correlation of dance and yoga was showcased throughout the course of the night in a beautiful Yog Nritya performance with the aid of dancer Shivani Varma, and yoga fanatics Satish and Ratan. Jyotsna Suri too becomes part of the panel on the level. Shivani Wazir compered and suggested the nighttime with grace and the proper form of gravitas that the nighttime deserved.
As the enlightening evening slowly drew to a quit, it surely stimulated the target audience to begin a brand new journey—a journey, that is possibly first-class explained by way of the Bhagavad Gita, “Yoga is the adventure of the self, to the self, via the self.” Isn’t it?