Our 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 twenty-six 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 and contemporary yoga system that encompasses all three healing arts.
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 twenty-six years. Nubia is founder of the Bhakti Nova School of Yoga and Dance and leads classes, workshops, and teacher-trainings internationally, independently, or in collaboration with her husband, kirtan artist Jai Uttal. Nubia lives in Fairfax, California, with Jai and their son, Ezra. Through Andrea Boston’s 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.