The Gheranda Samhita Illustrated Edition

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Smooth and accurate, this translation of the Gheranda Samhita is a very welcome addition to recent work on Yoga.”
—George Cardona, University of Pennsylvania

“Mallinson’s translation of the Gheranda Samhita includes the Sanskrit Devanagari script paired with clear, succinct English verses. The translation is lucid, making the threads of the teaching easy to understand. . . . For illumination, Mallinson includes a collection of full-page photographs demonstrating the asana or mudra as described in the text. These photos are an asset to this version. . . . This new translation of the Gheranda Samhita is invaluable for students seeking an accessible entry into the written tradition of Yoga practice.”
—Felicia M. Tomasko, LA YOGA Magazine

“A first-rate primary source for anyone seeking to better understand the teachings and postures of Yoga.”
—Midwest Book Review

 

From the Publisher

From Chapter Six

The yogi should visualize a sublime ocean of nectar in his heart, with an island of jewels in its middle whose sand is made of gemstones. In every direction there are kadamba trees with abundant flowers. Bees and cuckoos buzz and call there. He should steady himself and visualize a great jeweled pavilion . . .


Table of Contents

Introduction
Purification
Asanas
Mudras
Pratyahara
Pranayama
Dhyana
Samadhi


About the Author

Residing in Oxford, England, James Mallinson is a graduate of Eton and Oxford, holds a master's from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and returned to Oxford University for his doctorate.


Reviews

"Smooth and accurate, this translation of the Gheranda Samhita is a very welcome addition to recent work on Yoga."
--George Cardona, University of Pennsylvania

"Mallinson's translation of the Gheranda Samhita includes the Sanskrit Devanagari script paired with clear, succinct English verses. The translation is lucid, making the threads of the teaching easy to understand."
--Felicia M. Tomasko, LA YOGA Magazine


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