Yoga of Body Control discussed in Brunton's A Search in Secret India


Hi All,

Does anyone have insight regarding the "Yoga of Body Control" mentioned several times in A Search in Secret India and discussed in depth from pages 66-103 (see here:; see, especially, page 75? The adept of that system whom the author interviews, a person named Brama, says, among other things, that the system was taught by the sage Gheranda (who learned it from a god) to the sage Marteyanda (much of the information mentioned in Search overlaps with the Gheranda Samhita, but Brama says the system has several texts), belongs to the Tantra school, and flourishes more in Nepal than in India. I'm particularly wondering if anyone has ever met a contemporary adept of this system and has suggestions for where one might find a teacher in it. Thanks much!


Hello, I practice Ghatastha Yoga it means the Yoga of Body Control, remember the right sequence of principal books: Siva Samhita, Gheranda Samhita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika.
There are a lot of traditions that modified this practice however if you have a formal practice with an experienced teacher you could also learn the technique of 20 energetic points in your body (Paramahansa Yogananda) in the Tibetan tradition they also use the 5 Tibetan rituals it is something comparable to.
Thanks for the book is really nice.
Sumak Yoga from Ecuador


Very helpful - Thank you!