The "Gheranda Samhita" is a Hindu Yoga text written in Sanskrit and one of the three classic texts of hatha yoga. It is considered to be amongst the most encyclopaedic treatises in yoga, containing information that represents the very roots of this particular style. This vintage volume contains a complete side-by-side English translation of the texts, presented here for the enjoyment and edification of modern Yoga enthusiasts. Contents include: "Introduction", "Purification", "Asanas", "Mudras", "Pratyahara", "Pranayama", "Dhyana", "Samadhi", and "Contributors". Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on yoga.