The concept and practice of yoga is not new. In the United States alone, around 20 million people buckle down and get on with it. But doing yoga with your clothes off? That seems quite new, isn’t it?
Nude yoga is the latest yoga trend. Those who wish to relax their minds can also now liberate their bodies by going au naturel. In fact, naked yoga classes have been quite a hit in some parts of New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom. For instance, residents from one of the elite districts in Auckland gather and strip off on Tuesday nights for an hour-long yoga session. Naked yoga in Australia is quite popular, too. ABC reported that a group of locals in the Gold Coast doesn’t mind bending without their clothes in front of strangers. Here are some reasons why you should take part in this newest craze:
1. Naked yoga fosters positive portrayals of our bodies.
Nude yoga lets us see our bodies in a different perspective. It encourages us to be proud of our special and distinctive shape and anatomy. Moreover, it shows us that we must welcome with open arms our imperfections and just let them out for the world to see. This practice helps people who would want to be unencumbered by the shackles that stop us from accepting who we are and from realizing that we are special.
2. Naked yoga develops our connection with our minds, bodies and spirits.
A skillfully executed naked yoga pulls us out from the things that limit us, thereby nurturing a more powerful sense of freedom and a positive recognition of our body image. By watching and feeling ourselves as we progress from one pose to another, it allows us to be connected with our mind, body and spirit. When this happens, we become more aware of our inner selves.
3. Naked yoga presents health benefits.
Like any yoga practice, nude yoga relieves us from the daily stresses we experience. In addition, it boosts our strength and stamina; improves our body functions; and builds up our energy. That being said, nude yoga specifically gives a boost to our self-acceptance and self-actualization.
4. Naked yoga is definitely sexy.
Nude yoga’s sexiness comes from within. A person who feels connected, positive and animated is sexy. Through naked yoga, practitioners and enthusiasts are always in good spirits, blissful and not self-conscious.