All Press Releases for February 10, 2005 Launches Landmark Yoga Book has just published the definitive edition of the Gheranda Samhita, the most encyclopedic of the classic Yoga texts.

    / - February 10, 2005 - This definitive edition, translated by James Mallinson, contains a new introduction, the original Sanskrit, a new English translation, and thirty-nine full-page photographs.

Dr. Mallinson says, "This book is unique. It teaches a sevenfold path to perfection of the person. And the chapters on asanas and mudras are unparalleled in the number of practices taught."

"It's accurate, but also smoothly written," says Dr. George Cardona at the University of Pennsylvania. "This translation is a very welcome addition to recent work on Yoga."

The publisher placed it in context. "It's one of the three main treatises on Hatha Yoga, the other two being the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, which we published in 2002, and the Shiva Samhita, which is our next book."

(Available now, paperback, ISBN 0-9716466-3-5, $12.95)

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James Mallinson is a graduate of Eton and Oxford, holds a master's from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and returned to Oxford University for his doctorate. He has also spent years in India, living amongst the yogis. is dedicated to publishing excellent and affordable books about Yoga. It is completely independent of any commercial, governmental, educational, or religious institutions.

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