A yogī and a tapasvī at Jwalaji
Then, after making me establish my credentials with a demonstration of my finest āsanas, Anūp Nāth Jī proceeded to smoke a chillum and show me an amazing sequence of poses marred only by a rather grating “dance” soundtrack. I was surprised, not least because I had thought that there were very few āsana practitioners among the Nāths. When I asked him where he had learnt his practice, he said it had come to him apne-āp, “automatically”, when he was a boy. Apologies for the poor quality - the lighting was low and the camera a point-and-shoot compact.