About 'Nritya Shakti' workout with Indian classical dance!
Mrs. Shraddha Joglekar has designed a very unique and engaging workout session through this dance form called as ‘Nritya Shakti’ the power of dance! As you know Bharatnatyam and Yoga are parallel and Bharatnatyam is a ‘Yoga’ if Yoga means union. I am very excited to offer this beautiful and spiritual workout at Yoga center! Below are some more details about the program.
Similarity in Yoga and Indian classical dance
Bharatnatyam/ Indian classical dance has been equated to Yoga! The practice of Indian classical dances and other classical arts is said to be akin to meditation. The spiritual, mental and physical discipline required for complete harmony of mind and body is found in yoga philosophy. During meditation, one concentrates on the chakras particularly agnya chakra. The common factor in the practice of yoga and Bharatanatyam, is the fact that both need to concentrate on the chakras (the psycho-physical centers) of the body. The chakras together form “the thought body of the trans-migratory soul.” The chakras lie on the central line of the body that demarcates the left and the right parts of the body (bilateral symmetry).
Who can and cannot attend these classes?
- Indian classical dance is open for all those who love to dance!
- Those with knee ailments must avoid this workout session, as it involves a lot of squats and deep stretches.
What to expect?
The class begins with stretches and warm ups (10 mints) necessary for Indian classical dance, followed by a dance routine for almost 20 mints and slowly cooling down with interesting hand gestures of Indian classical dance from the 'Abhinaya Darpan', which helps in stretching the fingers and expressing/Abhinaya. The class is concluded with meditation.