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Gheranda Samhita  -  Text with English Translation
Gheranda Samhita - Text with English Translation

Gheranda Samhita - Text with English Translation

by Rai Bahadur Srisa Chandra Vasu

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Language

Bi-Lingual

Publisher

Indica Books

ISBN

8186117148 - Year: 2012 - Pages: 111

Binding

Paperback

Rai Bahadur Srisa Chandra Vasu

Author: Rai Bahadur Srisa Chandra Vasu
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Rai Bahadur Srisa Chandra Vasu
Publisher: Indica Books
Year: 2012
Language: Bi-Lingual
Pages: 111
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186117148

Description

Hatha-Yoga is one of the most important forms of Yoga in which attempt is made to attain concentration or samadhi by purification of the body and physical exercises. The Tantrik Sanskrit text Gheranda Samhita, which is in the form of dialogue between the sage Gheranda and on inquirer Chanda Kapali, teaches Yoga under heads or sadhanas.

The book, containing three hundred and fifty verses, is divided into seven chapters, in each of which are given the directions for the purifications of the body, asanas or postures, Mudras, Pratyahara, Pranayama, dhyana, and Samadhi. The present translation of the Gheranda Samhita from original Sanskrit into English is an important contribution to the literature on Yoga and should be of great use to those interested in the subject.

Contents

Contents

First Lesson: On the Training of the Physical Body

Salutation
The Seven Exercises
The Six Purificatory Processes
The Four Internal Dhautis
Antar-Dhauti
Vatasara-Dhauti
Varisara-Dhauti
Agnisara, or Fire Purification
Bahiskrita-Dhauti
Danta-Dhauti
Danta-Mula-Dhauti
Jivha Sodhana, or Tongue-Dhauti
Karna-Dhanti
Kapala-Randhra-Dhauti
Hrid-Dhauti
Danda-Dhauti
Vamana-Dhauti
Vastra-Dhauti
Mula Sodhana
Bastis
Jala-Basti
Sthala-Basti
Neti
Laukiki-Yoga
Trataka, or Gazing
Kapalabhati
Vama-Krama
Vyut-Krama
Sit-Krama



Second Lesson

The Asanas, or Postures
Different Kinds of Postures
The Siddhasana
The Padmasana
The Bhadrasana
The Mnktasana
The Vajrasana
The Swastikasana
The Simhasana
The Gomukhasana
The Virasana
The Dhanurasana
The Mrtasana
The Guptasana
The Matsyasana
The Matsyendrasana
The Paschimottana-Asana
The Gorakshasana
The Utkatasana
The Sankatasana
The Mayurasana
The Kukutasana
The Kurmasana
The Uttana Kandukasana
The Garudasana
The Vrishasana
The Salabhasana
The Makarasana
The Ushtrasana
The Bhujangasana
The Yogasana

Third Lesson

On Mudras
The Advantages of Practising Mudras
Mahamudra and its Benefits
Nabho Mudra and its Benefits
Uddiyana-Bandha and its Benefits
Jalaudhara Bandha and its Benefits
Mulabandha and its Benefits
Mahabandha and its Benefits
Mahavedha and its Benefits
Khechari Mudra and its Benefits
Viparitakarani and its Benefits
Yoni-mudra and its Benefits
Vajroni and its Benefits
Sakti Chalani and its Benefits
Tadagi-Mudra and its Benefits
Manduki-Mudra and its Benefits
Sambhavi-Mudra and its Benefits
The Five Dharana-Mudras and its Benefits
Parthivi and its Benefits
Ambhasi and its Benefits
Agneyi and its Benefits
Vsyavi and its Benefits
Akasi Dharana and its Benefits
Asvini-Mudra and its Benefits
Pasini-Mudra and its Benefits
Kaki-Mudra and its Benefits
Mstangini-Mudra and its Benefits
Bhujangini-Mudra and its Benefits
The Benefits of Mudras

Fourth Lesson

Pratyahara, OP Restraining the Mind

Fifth Lesson

Pranayama, or Restraint of Breath
Place
Time
Six Seasons
The Experiencing of Seasons
Moderation of Diet
Prohibited Foods
Purification of Nadis
Kinds of Kumbhaka
Sahita
Suryabheda-Kumbhaka and its Benefits
The Vayus
Their Seats
Ujjayi
Sitali
Bhastrika
Bhramari (or Beetle-Droning Kumbhaka)
Murchha
Kevali

Sixth Lesson

Dhyana-Yoga
Sthula Dhyana
Another Process
Jyotir Dhyana
Another Process
Sukshma Dhyana

Seventh Lesson

Samadhi Yoga
Dhyana-Yoga Samadhi
Nada-Yoga Samadhi
Rasananda Yoga Samadhi
Laya-Sidddhi Yoga Samadhi
Bhakti Yoga Samadhi
Raja-Yoga Samadhi
Praise of Samadhi

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