The Gheranda Samhita: The Original Sanskrit and An English Translation
translated by James Mallinson 144 pages 6 x 9 photos
This definitive edition of the most encyclopedic of the classic Yoga texts contains a new introduction, the original Sanskrit, a new English translation, and thirty-nine full-page photographs. It teaches a unique sevenfold path to perfection of the person.
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I like this version because it is a simple, clear and easy to understand translation without any of the usualoften complex and sometimes biasedcommentary. The only embellishments are the introduction which has a brief, but helpful background and synopsis, and a few photographs of the asanas.
Mallinsons 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
If you are a student of Yoga, this is a valuable source book and quite interesting reading, as well.
The Gheranda Samhita is considered, along with the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Shiva Samhita, one of the three classic texts on Hatha Yoga. . . . Mallinson and the people at YogaVidya.com are to be commended for bringing this text to the attention of the modern Yoga practitioner since all other translations that I know of are out of print and hard to come by.
A first-rate primary source for anyone seeking to better understand the teachings and postures of Yoga.
Smooth and accurate, this translation of the Gheranda Samhita is a very welcome addition to recent work on Yoga.
University of Pennsylvania
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