What is Ghosh Yoga?

 

Ghosh Yoga is a yoga tradition first practiced and taught by Bishnu Charan Ghosh beginning in the early 1900s. Although this tradition begins with him, it’s roots can be traced back through even earlier texts and philosophies.

 

An overarching phrase or mantra that can define Ghosh Yoga is: Posture. Stillness. Breath. In this practice we use stillness during and after each posture to create a tension and releasing effect. It is in the stillness that we experience ourselves in the present moment. 

 

Postures 

 

All the postures we practice are either found in the 84 Classic Asanas or are postures used to move our body towards them. 84 is not the exact count of the number of postures, rather, it is a symbol of being whole or complete.

 

This Yoga System can be traced back much further than Bishnu Ghosh himself, and many of these postures and practices are similar to other traditions, with slight variations. We honour the Ghosh Tradition and practice these postures in the way this Yoga System has prescribed as each posture is creating something new. Each posture is not an end to itself but setting us up to move to the next shape. 

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