Yoga and the Art of Mudras
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A guided journey into the alchemy of asana (yoga pose) and mudra (symbolic hand gesture). In this book, I fuse my passion for yoga and dance with my love for bhakti (devotion). I have created a unique and contemporary yoga system that encompasses all three healing arts.
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Yoga and the Art of Mudras
“Nubia Teixeira’s offerings bring the inner art of mudras from Odissi Temple Dance into a fully embodied, pioneering expression. Steeped in her lifelong experience of the Bhakti and Hatha Yoga traditions, Nubia has created a truly classic mudra book to treasure and draw from for the rest of your life. Blessings to Nubia and to all who are awakened by this extraordinary gift.”
~Shiva Rea, Yoga Visionary and Author of Tending the Heart Fire
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
“A beautiful book, full of gestures of embodied understanding and refreshing postures that can enhance your yoga and deepen your practice as an act of devotion and love.”
~ Jack Kornfield Author, mindfulness meditation teacher
“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
“Just as we use our voices to chant the sacred name, so we can use our hands to deepen our meditation in the form of these sacred mudras. Nubia is our guide on a beautiful journey into this ancient wisdom. She shares with grace, wisdom, knowledge and passion – such a blessing!”
~ Deva Premal, Musician and Meditative Mantra Muse
“Being in Nubia’s presence and learning from her, I have felt what is so evident in this book, a rare, authentic embodiment of the sacred feminine—tender, strong, and wise. Through these practices, Nubia entrains the reader into a direct experience of the magic and art of these powerful meditative traditions—deepening our own exquisite capacity for embodied awareness.”
~ Myla Kabat-Zinn, Co-author, Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
My mission is to help connect more deeply to your mind, body, heart and community.
Odissi is a classical Indian dance, a traditional Bhakti practice and a ritualist spiritual path. Bhakti Nova Dance is a modern expression of Odissi, based on its Sacred Art form and translated to a universal body language.
Reiki is a hands on-healing practice that supports harmony in the physical, emotional and mental bodies. Reiki flows as divine light energy and provides deep relaxation and realignment with spirit.
Pranayama is a tool to develop self-knowledge, self-healing and meditation. Prana, the vital energy present in the air that we breathe, links our inner and outer environments and connects us with our essence and with the Magnitude of Nature.
Take the initiative to nurture yourself, your family and your community. In this training, I approach Yoga as a nurturing and devotional art that perceives and integrates the human being in all of her complexity: body, mind and emotions.