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1 Rai Bahadur Srisa Chandra Vasu
An Introduction to the Yoga Philosophy
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2004; 8121511224 / 9788121511223; Second Edition; Cloth; New; New; 
Rai Bahadur Srisa Chandra Vasu's An Introduction to the Yoga Philosophy is an adumbration of the basic principles underlying this system. It gives a scientific exposition of the Yogic practices and the principles and underlying philosophy of the system, apart from explaining the rather abstruse terms in modern parlance. The book has twelve chapters, of which the first five deal respectively with the importance of Yoga and preliminary remarks, definitions, qualifications and methods and theoretical and practical features of mental training. The remaining seven chapters, deal with the practical part of Yoga, viz., Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi. At the end are given two Appendices giving respectively a brief sketch of Vedanta and Yoga and an account of Sadhu Haridas a saint who could enter into a state resembling death and could be resuscitated again. Full of information and written in a lucid style, the book is indispensable for the students of Yoga. Printed Pages: 80. 013188

Price: 1.75 USD
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2 Rai Bahadur Srisa Chandra Vasu
Gheranda Samhita (Text with English Translation), (Revised Edition)
Indian Mind Books/Indica Books; Varanasi, India; 2012; 8186117148 / 9788186117149; Revised Edition; Softcover; New; 
Printed Pages: 111. 101344

Price: 5.00 USD
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3 Dr G.P. Bhatt (Ed.), Pancham Sinh & Rai Bahadur Srisa Chandra Vasu (Trs)
The Forceful Yoga: Being the Translation of Hathayoga-Pradipika, Gheranda-Samhita and Siva-Samhita
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2014; 8120820541 / 9788120820548; Second Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 
Out of the three translations, Hathayoga-Pradipika is the best known manual. It contains (in the present version) a total of 383 slokas divided into four Upadesas (instructions or lessons)including 69 of the first, 78 of the second, 123 of the third and 113 of the fourth lesson. The first lesson discusses mainly the yogi postures (Asanas), the second Pranayama, the third Mudra and the fourth Samadhi, the final goal of Yoga- ›adhana. The second, Gheranda-Samhita is a work of 351 Slokas (in the present version) divided into seven Upadesas or lessons each dealing with one stage of the sevenstage system of Hathayoga comprising: (1) six purificatory acts, (2) postures, (3) Mudras, (4)Pratyahara or withdrawal of senses, (5) Pranayama, (6) Dhyana or meditation and (7) Samadhi. The work is in the form of a dialogue between a teacher, Gheranda, and a disciple, Candakapali. The third text, Sivasamhita or the collection of the teachings of god Siva, contains (in the version including here)517 Slokas (96+54+97+58+212) in five chapters called Patalas. It contains Advaita ideas and Tantrika material also and is supposed to have been compiled in late seventeenth or early eighteenth century C.E.Printed Pages: 291. 102236

Price: 11.92 USD
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4 Rai Bahadur Srisa Chandra Vasu
The Gheranda Samhita: Sanskrit text with English Translation
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2014; 8121507340 / 9788121507349; Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 
Hatha-Yoga is one of the most important forms of Yoga in which attempt is made to attain concentration or Samadhi by purification of the body and physical exercises. The Tantrik Sanskrit text Gheranda Samhita, which is in the form of dialogue between the sage Gheranda and an inquirer Chanda Kapali, teaches Yoga under heads or Sadhanas. The book, containing three hundred and fifty verses, is divided into seven chapters, in each of which are given the directions for the purification of the body, Asanas or postures, Mudras, Pratyahara, Pranayama, Dhyana and Samadhi. The present translation of the Gheranda Samhita from original Sanskrit into English is an important contribution to the literature on Yoga and should be of great use to those interested in the subject. Printed Pages: 68. 027794

Price: 3.25 USD
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5 Rai Bahadur Srisa Chandra Vasu
The Siva Samhita: Sanskrit text with English Translation
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2017; 8121505070 / 9788121505079; Reprint; Hardcover; New; 
The Siva Samhita is a Sanskrit text on yoga enumerating its concepts and cognate principles. In the five chapters are discussed and elaborated the essentials necessary for the practice of yoga, ways of attaining siddhi, the philosophy of existence, importance of yoga, the spirit, maya or illusion, the microcosm, the functions of the body, the principles of pranayama or breathing, asanas or postures, the Kundalini and its awakening, the various forms of yoga, etc. An important treatise on the subject, the present text with its translation into English should prove to be of immense value to the scholars and students, of the subject. Printed Pages: 96. 033251

Price: 3.95 USD
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