Gheranda Samhita & Hathapradipika
Oct20

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Gheranda Samhita and Hathapradipika Part I By:  Mochita Har-Lev Gheranda Samhita and Hathapradipika are two of the older main Hata-yoga text available in India. Dated back a few hundred of years, they are still studied today in many yoga schools in India and throughout the world. This...

Hatha Yoga Texts

A comparative study between two main Hata Yoga texts: Hathapradipika and Gheranda Samhita. These texts include discussions on practices such as: Asana, Pranayama, Mudras, Bandhas and more. A personal conclusion to this comparison is added at the end of the article.

Gherand Samhita

A classical Hatha Yoga textbook, written a few hundred years ago that is studied in India and worldwide today. It is composed as a dialog between a Guru and his disciple. The text describes in detail the seven limbs of the Yogic path: Satkarmas or Kriya – purifications of the body, Asana - strengthening of the body, Mudra - increasing one’s steadiness, Pratyahara – withdrawal of senses, Pranayama – leading to lightness, Dhyana –self realization and finally Samadhi - which leads to Liberation.

Hathapradipika

Hathapratipika or Hatha Yoga Prtipika is one of the more popular classical Hatha Yoga text studied in Yoga schools today. The four main limbs that this text discusses are asana, pranayama, murdas and Nadanusandhana. This article gives a deep yet friendly analysis of this text.

Yoga Sutras I

Dating back approxcimatly to 200 BC, Patangali Yoga Sutras is the oldest documented Yogic text known. The spiritual path and science of Yoga is systematically organized in short and condensed sentences (sutras). This article gives a broad study of this important text with a detailed introduction to Yoga in general and Astanga Yoga specifically.

Yoga Sutras II

Dating back approxcimatly to 200 BC, Patangali Yoga Sutras is the oldest documented Yogic text known. The spiritual path and science of Yoga is systematically organized in short and condensed sentences (sutras). This article gives a broad study of this important text with a detailed introduction to Yoga in general and Astanga Yoga specifically.