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Gheranda Samhita : घेरण्ड संहिता Gheranda Samhita : घेरण्ड संहिता HOT

Gheranda Samhita, which means ‘Collection of Gheranda's verses’ is one of the three classic texts on Hatha Yoga, the other two being the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Shiva Samhita. Said to be written in late 17th century, Gheranda Samhita is considered as the most encyclopedic and detailed of the three texts. Gheranda Samhita is a literary form of a conversation between Gheranda and Chanda Kapali.

Gheranda Samhita is divided into seven chapters corrosponding to seven means of achieving perfection as follows:

1. Shatkarma for purification
2. Asana for strengthening
3. Mudra for steadying
4. Pratyahara for calming
5. Pranayama for lightness
6. Dhyana for perception
7. Samadhi for isolation


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