Pathik- the Traveller’s corner series
Yantra- Mantra-Tantra of Natya
A lecture demonstration by Dr. Padmaja
Human beings are bestowed with six subtle chakras and Kundalini shakti which is found coiled at the base. There are several ways of raising this shakti found in humans. Dr Padmaja would indicate how yogic sadhanas, dance prayogas, basic postures of Bharatanatyam open up the body chakras, and enhance the flow of energy. She would demonstrate the unification of Shiva and Shakti as depicted in Tandava and Sukumara Nritya and also how purusha and prakruti is merged according to Tantra shastra, which depicts the most popular Ardhanarishwara form of Shiva.
Dr Padmaja Suresh is a renowned Bharatanatyam dancer, teacher, researcher, social worker and choreographer. She hails from a family of artists and has been trained by prominent Gurus in dance and music. She is the disciple of Kalaimamani Guru K. Kalyanasundaram. A doctorate from Mysore University, Padmaja is imparting knowledge of dance through her institution – Aatmalaya. She also teaches to lesser privileged and rural children. Dr Padmaja has performed at major dance festivals throughout the country. She has visited many countries as a cultural ambassador delegated by the ICCR and others. Padmaja has penned articles in major news papers and journals. She presents papers at major international conferences, including the World Sanskrit conference. Deeply spiritual and intellectual, her books Tantra the Science and Natya the Art- two faceted Reality and The Liberating dance Natya Tantra, have been well appreciated for the esoteric study of dance. Some of the Titles and Awards include Karamveer Chakra, Rex Global Fellow, Bharatakala Sreshtha, Nartana Nipuna, Singara Mani, Kiran Achiever for National Women’s Excellence, Inspired Indian and Extraordinary Citizen of the city.
Friday, 22nd December. 5pm to 6.30 pm. Venue: C/9, Theosophical Colony, Juhu, opp. Starbucks, Mumbai.
All are welcome.