We have just arrived in India to promote the new book Strong Woman Reba Rakshit! For those of you new to this project, it has been the works since 2018. Today, finally, we saw the book for the first time!
Who is this story about?
You may have not yet heard her name, but Reba was a star in her time. She was a circus performer, stunt woman, yogi, and disciple of Bishnu Charan Ghosh.
As a professional woman in the 1940-1950s, she faced a lot of hardships in order to stand center stage and entertain audiences across India.
However, Bishnu Ghosh and circus companies such as MV Shankaran's legendary Bombay Circus, realized that she was the star people flocked to see. She was able to lift an elephant on her chest through yogic breath control and concentration. Without her, the show was not the same.
She was one of the first prominent female yogis in India, and a true star of the Ghosh lineage.
This is the first biography written about her life. After so many years of holding this project close, I am excited for it to be out in the world. It is currently available only in India, but will be available in more countries soon.
There are many book events coming up. In the next few weeks we'll be in Delhi, then in Mumbai and Kolkata. If you're interested, you can stay tuned at www.strongwomanreba.com, on Ghosh Yoga social media and here for future blogs.
Scott & Ida are Yoga Acharyas (Masters of Yoga). They are scholars as well as practitioners of yogic postures, breath control and meditation. They are the head teachers of Ghosh Yoga.
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