Yoga and the Art of Mudras by Nubia Teixeira (Mandala Publishing / June 18, 2019 / $24.99) 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.
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.
About the Book:
Yoga and the Art of Mudras
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Mandala Publishing (June 18, 2019)
Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.8 x 9 inches
About Mandala Publishing:
In the traditions of the East, wisdom, truth, and beauty go hand in hand. This is reflected in the great arts, music, yoga, and philosophy of India. Mandala Publishing strives to bring to its readers authentic and accessible renderings of thousands of years of wisdom and philosophy from this unique culture—timeless treasures that are our inspirations and guides. At Mandala, we believe that the arts, health, ecology, and spirituality of the great Vedic traditions are as relevant today as they were in sacred India thousands of years ago. As a distinguished publisher in the world of Vedic literature, lifestyle, and interests today, Mandala strives to provide accessible and meaningful works for the modern reader.