Shiva Samhita (IAST: śivasaṃhitā, also Siva Samhita, meaning “Shiva’s Compendium”) is a Sanskrit text on yoga, written by an unknown author

The text is addressed by the Hindu god Shiva to his consort Parvati

The text consists of five chapters, with the first chapter a treatise that summarizes nondual Vedanta (Advaita Vedanta) philosophy with influences from the Sri Vidya school of South India

The remaining chapters discuss yoga, the importance of a guru (teacher) to a student, various asanas, mudras and siddhis (powers) attainable with yoga and tantra

The Shiva Samhita is one of three major surviving classical treatises on hatha yoga, the other two being Gheranda Samhita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika

It is considered the most comprehensive treatise on hatha yoga, one that recommends that all householders practice and benefit from yoga

Over a dozen variant manuscripts of the text are known, and a critical edition of the text was published in 1999 by Kaivalya Dham Yoga Research Institute