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 CGEI: Yoga

For my storybook topic, I decided to learn more about one of my daily activities, (yoga), and incorporate my interests with the sexuality and mythology behind the practice. I cannot wait to learn more about the intersections between Tantra and the storytelling traditions of the epics and more. Enjoy!

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  1. Caroline,

    I thought your project was very unique. I don't think I've seen any other project that involves yoga. Your authors note was really detailed and helped me understand why you chose the topic in the first place. I find it really nice that you decided to write a unique project compared to a lot of the other people. I find it interesting that there are yoga poses that are named after the characters in the epics. I also found it really nice that you provided some videos on the introduction page as well. It allowed me to have more perspective and details to connect the yoga to the epics. I look forward to seeing how you can incorporate the epics with yoga in the future. I'll be making sure to read your project as you put more pages in! Keep up the good work in the future.

  2. Beautiful insight on the ancient philosophy of Yoga. It was interesting to read about the origins of Yogasana from your blog. I think it is a great approach to take Yoga as the central theme of your blog as it is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy. I am excited to read more from you and understand your insights on Ramayana and Mahabharata. Good job picking Hanuman too ! He is one of my favourite characters in Ramayana

  3. Caroline,
    WOW. I really like the way you are deciding to share your storybook with this class. I love that you decided to choose a hobby of yours to relate back to Epics of India, it is a really cool and unique idea. I think the videos on the introduction page was a plus! It adds a visual for us as your classmates to be able to watch and see exactly is going on when someone does yoga and different poses. I liked how you decided to grab poses from the internet to relate back to different things that happened in one of the stories. I wonder what else awesome ideas you have up your sleeve and the things you are going to be doing for your project. I don't have many ideas or many thoughts to give you, it was a job well done!
    I am looking forward to reading more of your stuff!

  4. Hi Caroline! I know you only have the introduction posted right now, but I am so excited to read more about your project, especially when you really get into it. This is such a cool idea and nothing like I've seen from any of the other projects. It definitely shows a lot about you as a person, and I love that you took the time to find something that really interested you and incorporated one of your passions. I also really like that you added videos. That really helped provide a visual and also gave those who don't really have a background in yoga some extra information. Hanuman was one of my favorites while reading the Ramayana and Mahabharata, so I'm so excited that you chose him. Since he spans throughout so many epics, there is for sure a lot that you could do with him. Good luck on your research and story, I can't wait to read more!

  5. Hi Caroline! This is the first week that I have gotten to look at your project and I am so excited to see the way that it will progress throughout the rest of the semester. First off, I loved the picture that you included in the banner of your home page. It really set the mood for what was to come in your introduction. I enjoyed the way that you set up your introduction. You talked about personal experience and things that we have discussed in this class which ultimately made this a very enjoyable introduction to read. I have done a little bit of yoga in the past and I always knew the poses were words that I was unfamiliar with, but now I think I may be able to recognize some of the names in the future. I really enjoyed your personal picture of a yoga pose as well as the video you included of the Hanumanasana. The only thing I would change in your introduction is one sentence under the section about Hanuman. I would suggest removing one of the 'possible[s]' that you included in the sentence containing "...he successfully makes every possible leap possible because of his inner strength and his loyalty to Ram and Sita." Also, I think you mean Rama instead of Ram. Other than that, I think you did a really great job and I am looking forward to reading more things to come in your storybook!


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