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The Shiva Samhita: A Critical Edition and an English Translation (English Edition) 1 , Kindle-editie
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His interpretation of the Shiva Samhita (Shiva's Text) is easy to read and understand, and his introduction gives a clear and informative background of the text.
The Shiva Samhita is an ancient yoga text that covers subjects such as the five elements (space, air, fire, water, Earth), gunas (qualities), karma (action and re-action), abstinences and observances, kundalini (latent energy life force at the base of the spine), nadis (energy channels), chakras (energy whirlpools), mudras (seals), bhandas (energy locks), postures, meditation, chanting, and diet, among others. Seven postures (three of which are in the mudras and bhandas section) are described and shown with photos.
The Shiva Samhita is a must read for yoga practitioners.
Please note: I bought the paperback version because I couldn't tell from the book preview whether or not the Kindle version contained photos.
I have never felt as though I have been able to gain an understanding of this text due to disjointed and and confusing tranlations of this compilation of scripture, being all I could find available prior to this edition. I've always felt it was a missing link in my acquisition of yogic knowledge and had given up on truly being able to study this text without first learning to translate Sanskrit, since my feeble American mind currently requires an
English translation.This edition has allowed me acess to this text in an understandable and accessible English translation.
As always the production value of the yogavidya.com publication is top notch as well. English and Sanskrit are both printed beautifully; illustrations are concise and relevant; and the cover is understated and scholarly in appearance, in keeping with the other yogavidya.com paperback editions.