Travel Stock Photo: ID # INYO002

Copyright : Jean-Philippe Soule

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Themes & Categories:

Travel - Religion & Ritual

Destinations - India - Rajasthan - Varanasi
 

Title:

Indian Yogi in Lotus Position, Yoga, Varanasi, Ganges River, India.

Caption:

Yogi Priest Swami Shiva Nand Jee meditates in the Sidha Asana position on a sandy bank of the sacred Ganges. The Siddhasana should only be practiced by Sadhus and Yogi Priests for it reduces sexual desire and can lead to impotency and/or sterility. One foot is applied with strong pressure against the pubic area, blocking the blood flow to the genitals. This meditation position allows for better mind control. Siddha refers to an inspired sage, seer or prophet.

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Country: India   /   Village: Varanasi

 

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