The Gheranda Samhita: The Original Sanskrit and an English Translation
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This affordable, definitive edition of the Gheranda Samhita contains a new introduction, the original Sanskrit, a new English translation, and thirty-nine full-page photographs. The first edition of this classic Yoga text to meet high academic, literary, and production standards, it's for people who practice Yoga or have an interest in health and fitness, philosophy, relig...more
Paperback, 127 pages
Published December 1st 2004 by Yogavidya.com
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Geoff
Short. To the point. It very much felt like the cliff-notes version of the Hatha Yoga Pradapika. The added photos to this translation are a nice touch. Also of notes is how the names of the postures have changed over time. This isn't a book you can sink your teeth into. It is more of an outline of what you may have been taught.
Dennis Littrell
Mallinson, James. The Gheranda Samhita: The Original Sanskrit and an English Translation (2004) *****
One of the classic scriptures of yoga

The Gheranda Samhita (circa 1700 CE) is a manual on hatha yoga influenced by the tantric tradition. Most of it is derivative, especially from Svatmarama's Hatha Yoga Pradipika, yet it can be considered an archetypical work in two places, in the purification techniques in the first chapter and in the last chapter on samadhi. However some of the rather bizarre p...more
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