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Navtej Johar visits USF
February 26, 2010

Yoga: The Culture of Breath

Navtej Johar, dancer and Yoga teacher for New Delhi, and visiting adjunct professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor spoke on Yoga as the Culture of Breath. He discussed the intrinsic relationship between the body, breath and mind and how the breath can be cultured to become an effective bridge between the body and the mind.

Lecture Demonstration on Bharat Natyam

In a deeply felt, slow-paced rendering of the votive poem by M. Dikshitar celebrating Meenakshi, the green- hued nature goddess of Madurai, Johar lyrically unfolds and celebrates the feminine principle, theatrically illustrating the magical attributes of the Devi and evoking her mystique and eroticism through the use of meditative and ritualized movement.