Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Siva Samhita Sanskrit text with English translation - Srisa Chandra Vasu
Siva Samhita is a Sanskrit an ancient text on yoga, addressed by the Hindu god Shiva to his consort Parvati. It is one of three major surviving classical treatises on hatha yoga, the other two being Gheranda Samhita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika. It deals with abstract yogic philosophy but also includes clear instructions for performing asanas, breathing techniques, mudras, tantric practices, and meditation. The Siva Samhita is considered the most comprehensive and the most democratic treatise on hatha yoga.