(If you missed the beginning of this project or want a refresher, here is Part 1.)
Hello from Kolkata!
As I write this, I (Ida) am sitting in the heart of Kolkata, somewhere between Ghosh's Yoga College in the north part of the city, and the National Library where I spent the day.
About 6 months have passed since I was last here. In that time the project has been moving along slowly but surely. We ran a kickstarter, which didn't quite work but it did lead to a few podcasts and an article in Scroll.In. It has also led to a wonderful outpouring of comments, questions and well wishes. I am so inspired by this, and grateful for the enthusiasm and energy people have been bringing to the project through their kind words.
Over the summer I also worked on a publishing pitch which was been submitted to a handful of publishers. Given the feedback it's gotten so far, Chandrima and I feel we're getting close to something happening with it.
There are several goals of this trip. One is to continue finding articles written either by the Bengali women of yoga or about them. Just today I found several!
A goal from the beginning has been to find Reba Rakshit's family and see if they are interested in sharing with they know. Miraculously, I recently got a phone number, they were receptive to the request and willing to meet! This is big and should help settle the pieces into place.
Stay tuned as this project continues to unfold!
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.
- The 113 Postures of Ghosh Yoga
- Make the Hamstrings Strong, Not Long
- Understanding Chair Posture
- Lock the Knee History
- It Doesn't Matter If Your Head Is On Your Knee
- Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)
- 5 Reasons To Backbend
- Origins of Standing Bow
- The Traditional Yoga In Bikram's Class
- What About the Women?!
- Through Bishnu's Eyes
- Why Teaching Is Not a Personal Practice