Hyderabad, June 20, 2020: FICCI FLO Hyderabad chapter organized a lecture-demonstration by noted classical dance exponent Dr.Yashoda Thakore titted “The Dance of Yoga,” as the first in its Knowledge Labs series. The session espoused the interrelationship between classical dance forms of India and yoga.
Said Usharani Manne, Chairperson, FICCI FLO Hyderabad Chapter, and Founder Director, Polmon Instruments Pvt Ltd. “Enrich is an integral part of our vision statement this year. Our endeavor is to facilitate the experiential learning approach offering a treasure chest of powerful lifetime skills for transformation and personal growth. This session ‘The Dance of Yoga,” is aimed at nourishing the mind, body, and spirit. We are honored to have been able to host Dr.Yashoda Thakore, a renowned classical dance scholar, exponent,and Guru who showed us how yoga and dance can lead us to achieve inner peace. As a practitioner of yoga myself, I have been able to see the immense benefits that this great discipline has imbued in me. We have learned today several aspects of yoga that could transform our very perspective on how we view life.”
Said Dr. Yashoda Thakore “But dance itself if Yoga!’” is a statement heard very often. Is it, really? Patanjali the sage saw Yoga as clarity of mind, which leads to Kaivalya or joy. Bharata, the author of Natya Shastra saw classical dance as the wholesome activity that leads to Rasa or an aesthetic experience bordering on trance. The two sound very similar and yet are slightly different from each other. This interaction is a peek into understanding the yogic aspects in Indian dance, Kuchipudi in particular, through dancing.”