We know the stories about the men from India who taught yoga.
WHAT IS STILL MISSING, AS IS OFTEN THE CASE WITH HISTORY,
ARE THE STORIES OF THE WOMEN.
In 1955, yoga teacher and practitioner Labanya Palit of Kolkata, wrote and published Shariram Adyam, 11 years before Iyengar's Light On Yoga was released. Her book contains over 40 postures and instructions, an introduction from her teacher Bishnu Charan Ghosh, photographs and explanations of yoga asana practice. This book has been completely forgotten... until now.
Labanya Palit's story is just the beginning. There are more books, more stories, more lives that have been forgotten.
These women were yogis, strong women, circus performers, teachers and authors, yet they have been forgotten. If history had been written differently, they would be the ones we know and celebrate. It's time to remember them.
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WOMEN OF YOGA IN THE PRESS
Ida Jo and Chandrima Pal are featured in Scroll.in. Read the story here.
Ida Jo is a guest on J. Brown Yoga Talks Podcast! Listen to the conversation here.