The Gheranda Samhita

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Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, 1996 - Religion - 59 pages

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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 an 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 purification 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 Lesson First : ON THE TRAINING OF THE PHYSICAL BODY : 1. Salutation 2. The Seven Exercises 3. The Six Purificatory Processes 4. The Four Internal Dhautis 5. Antar-Dhauti 6. Vatasara-Dhauti 7. Varisara-Dhauti 8. Agnisara, or Fire Purification 9. Bahiskrita-Dhauti 10. Danta-dhauti, or Teeth purification 11. Danta-Mula-Dhauti 12. Jivha Sodhana, or Tongue-Dhauti 13. Karna-Dhanti, or Ear-Cleaning 14. Hrid-Dhauti 15. Danda-Dhauti 16. Vamana-Dhauti 17. Vastra-Dhauti 18. Mula Sodhana, or Purification of the Rectum 19. End of Dhautis 20. Bastis 21. Jala-Basti 22. Sthala-Basti 23. End of Basti-Earma 24. Neti 25. Laukiki-Yoga 26. Trataka, or Gazing 27. Kapalabhati 28. Vama-Krama 29. Vyut-Krama 30. Sit-Krama 31. End of the First Lesson Second Lesson : 1. The Asanas, or Postures 2. Different Kinds of Postures 3. The Siddhasana 4. The Padmasana 5. The Bhadrasana 6. The Mnktasana 7. The Vajrasana, or the Adamant Posture 8. The Swastikasana 9. The Simhasana 10. The Gomukhasana 11. The Virasana 12. The Dhanurasana 13. The Mritasana 14. The Guptasana 15. The Matsyasana 16. The Matsyendrasana 17. The Paschimottana-Asana 18. The Gorakshasana 19. The Utkatasana 20. The Sankatasana 21. The Mayurasana 22. The Kukutasana 23. The Kurmasana 24. The Uttana Kandukasana 25. The Garudasana 26. The Vrishasana 27. The Salabhasana 28. The Makarasana 29. The Ushtrasana 30. The Bhujangasana 31. The Yogasana Third Lesson : 1. On Mudras 2. The Advantages of Practising Mudras 3. Mahamudra 4. Its Benefits 5. Nabho Mudra 6. Uddiyana-Bandha 7. Its Benefits 8. Jalaudhara 9. Its Benefits 10. Mulabandha 11. Its Benefits 12. Mahabandha 13. Its Benefits 14. Mahavedha 15. Its Benefits 16. Khechari Mudra 17. Its Benefits 18. Viparitakarani 19. Its Benefits 20. Yonimudra 21. Its Benefits 22. Vajroni Mudra 23. Its Benefits 24. Sakti Chalani 25. Its Benefits 26. Tadagi-Mudra 27. Manduki-Mudra 28. Its Benefits 29. Sambhavi-Mudra 30. Its Benefits 31. The Five Dharana-Mudras 32. Parthivi 33. Its Benefits 34. Ambhasi 35. Its Benefits 36. Agneyi 37. Its Benefits 38. Vsyavi 39. Its Benefits 40. Akasi Dharana 41. Its Benefits 42. Asvini-Mudra 43. Its Benefits 44. Pasini-Mudra 45. Its Benefits 46. Kaki-Mudra 47. Its Benefits 48. Mstangini-Mudra 49. Its Benefits 50. Bhujangini-Mudra 51. Its Benefits 52. The Benefits of Mudras Fourth Lesson : 1. Pratyahara, OP Restraining the Mind Fifth Lesson : 1. Pranayama, or Restraint of Breath 2. Place 3. Time 4. Six Seasons 5. The Experiencing of Seasons 6. Moderation of Diet 7. Prohibited Foods 8. Purification of Nadis 9. Kinds of Kumbhaka 10. Sahita 11. Suryabheda-Kumbhaka 12. Its Benefits 13. The Vayus 14. Their Seats 15. Ujjayi 16. Sitali Bhastrika 17. Bhramari (or Beetle-Droning Kumbhaka) 18. Murchha 19. Kevali Sixth Lesson : 1. Dhyana-Yoga 2. Sthula Dhyana 3. Another Process 4. Jyotir Dhyana 5. Another Process 6. Sukshma Dhyana Seventh Lesson : 1. Samadhi Yoga 2. Dhyana-Yoga Samadhi 3. Nada-Yoga Samadhi 4. Rasananda Yoga Samadhi 5. Laya-Sidddhi Yoga Samadhi 6. Bhakti Yoga Samadhi 7. Raja-Yoga Samadhi 8. Praise of Samadhi 9. The end

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Contents

ON THE TRAINING OP
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DantaMulaDhanti
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Third Lesson
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