lazyyogi:
Sadhu
Photography by Denis Rouvre
The sadhus of India…

lazyyogi:

Sadhu

Photography by Denis Rouvre

The sadhus of India stand as a vibrant example of the infinite and unique traditions of Yoga. 

A sadhu is different from a monk in that sadhus belong to no monastery or ashram. Instead, sadhus are homeless wanderers who undertake their spiritual practices while also visiting temples and traveling on pilgrimages. They are not priests or teachers, although they may teach or lead holiday festivities as they please. Sometimes people may come to them for healing or particular blessings. 

In some traditions, when a person is initiated into the sadhu way of life by taking sannyas (renunciation), they attend their own funeral. It is sometimes said that they are even declared legally dead by India. 

The many sadhu lineages derive from guru-based initiation and instruction. Each sadhu can trace his or her lineage back through a number of gurus across generations. Most lineages claim mythic origins such as being descended from Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, or Sri Dattatreya. 

One of my favorite things about sadhus is that you can learn a lot about one just by looking at them. The colors of their clothing, the style of their hair, the ash and colored markings on their face and body, the objects they carry, and the adornments they wear all tell the story of their particular lineage and practices.

I have always found something enchanting about their style and way of life. Check out more of their portraits in the link above!

https://thelazyyogi.com/post/188365008919

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I know the clue is in my name but for me naturism is linked with fitness. Swimming, yoga and weight training are just a few of the things I’m lucky enough to be able to practice regularly, climbing, hiking, cycling and wild swimming are more weather dependent.

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