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naturism and naked yoga perfect together


Naturism and naked yoga re perfect together. There is increased buzz recently in mainstream media about naked yoga online. The number of people practicing clothes free, naked or nagna yoga and sharing it online seems to be a growing. Naked yoga challenges pop up on the Instagram social media platform all the time. Despite the some restrictions. Some yoga teachers are starting to provide clothes free yoga classes. Naturists and nudists among others are participating in the opportunity bare and yoga.

Many who practice naked yoga don’t necessarily consider themselves naturist or nudists. In fact many people who practice clothes free yoga are not naturists. Often these folks are drawn to the body positive practice of naked yoga and the greater body awareness it brings. While the practice of naked yoga has not be universally accepted in the yoga community many who try the experience often report unexpected results.

There are however many ways that naturism and naked yoga intersect.

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WHY I TEACH NAKED YOGA….PART 1 Years ago I was diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer. I still remember sitting in that chair at Ealing Hospital holding the results in my hands and not feeling anything.  I was in a bubble, no sounds, no voices around, I couldn’t hear anything. In my head it wasn’t even real. For the following months I spent my life between home and the Hospital. Surgeries, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and all the side effects that come with it were part of my daily routine. After my treatments I was looking for some gentle rehabilitation. I attended my first yoga class at Macmillan Centre in Charing Cross Hospital. I fell in love with this discipline and 4 years later I flew to Goa in India to embark on my Yoga teacher training.  I wanted to become a Yoga teacher. As a result of the cancer treatment I became infertile.  Whilst I have never felt particularly maternal, it was good to know that the option to become a mother was available to me.  Having this option taken away as a result of the treatment I undertook was difficult to deal with. Not being able to conceive left me feeling like I was not ‘woman enough’ and punishing myself for being ‘incomplete’. Discovering Naked Yoga helped me to re-evaluate this negative perception of myself… TO BE CONTINUED #cancersurvivor #girlspower #womenwillchangetheworld #nakedyogagirllondon #beyourself❤️ #loveyourbody #loveyourimperfections #bestupid #beimperfect #bebrave #openupyourmind

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Not every yogi who is comfortable with their naked body enjoys the practice of clothes free yoga. Some yogi are completely against the concept of a naked practice all together

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Hello Rio De Janeiro 😊 I promise I’m not naked roaming the streets. It’s just an illusion. _ Personally I’ve never been much into nude yoga. I know some people really say they love it and that it helps them love their bodies. I understand, but it’s just not for me. I actually love being naked, I just don’t enjoy the actual logistics of doing yoga while being naked. I’ve tried a few times and, maybe this is TMI, but I just feel like all my parts end up flopping around and rubbing up against the mat in slightly uncomfortable ways. Each time I’ve tried I ended up stopping to actually put on yoga clothes. _ As I said, it’s not a value judgement against you if you love being nude while doing yoga. I’m just saying it’s not for me. As for the benefits of embracing the beauty of your body in its birthday suit, I am all in. Whether it’s in the privacy or your own home, or in a group setting, or at a nude beach, getting comfortable with your naked form is so liberating. You don’t have anything to hide or be ashamed of. All your scars, stretch marks, fat, loose skin, and other marks, this makes you who you are. You don’t need to have a super physique to love your body in the nude. You just have to find the space in your heart where you’re comfortable in your own skin. _ So, what do you think? Do you love nude yoga or just being nude in general (and when it’s appropriate)? Or both? _ I choose the latter 😊 _ Photo @fabiokerr_photography Teaching all weekend in Rio with @danysayoga Clothes (even though you can’t see them) are my Omstars design by @liquidoactive 🙏💗

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WHY I TEACH NAKED YOGA….PART 1 Years ago I was diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer. I still remember sitting in that chair at Ealing Hospital holding the results in my hands and not feeling anything.  I was in a bubble, no sounds, no voices around, I couldn’t hear anything. In my head it wasn’t even real. For the following months I spent my life between home and the Hospital. Surgeries, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and all the side effects that come with it were part of my daily routine. After my treatments I was looking for some gentle rehabilitation. I attended my first yoga class at Macmillan Centre in Charing Cross Hospital. I fell in love with this discipline and 4 years later I flew to Goa in India to embark on my Yoga teacher training.  I wanted to become a Yoga teacher. As a result of the cancer treatment I became infertile.  Whilst I have never felt particularly maternal, it was good to know that the option to become a mother was available to me.  Having this option taken away as a result of the treatment I undertook was difficult to deal with. Not being able to conceive left me feeling like I was not ‘woman enough’ and punishing myself for being ‘incomplete’. Discovering Naked Yoga helped me to re-evaluate this negative perception of myself… TO BE CONTINUED #cancersurvivor #girlspower #womenwillchangetheworld #nakedyogagirllondon #beyourself❤️ #loveyourbody #loveyourimperfections #bestupid #beimperfect #bebrave #openupyourmind

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A naturist is an individual who embraces the act of being clothes-free, like a nudist except that “Nudism is the act of being naked, while naturism is a lifestyle which at various times embraced nature, environment, respect for others, self-respect, crafts, healthy eating, non-smoking, yoga, physical exercise and pacifism as well as nudity.”
I choose to live this lifestyle and can’t be happier!
Recently I’ve had a photoshoot which displays nudity in the form of art, “The Body is a Temple,” shot by Jasper Johal. (JasperPhoto.com) To me, yoga and naturism is an internal and spiritual practice where you really achieve a better understanding of oneself, and what better way to portray that then by being completely NATURAL?

Points of intersection

One clear connection between naturism and naked yoga is developing a different relationship with the naked body. Naturism and a naked yoga practice challenge us to move beyond the usual hyper sexualized way society sees the naked body. Many believe naked yogis and naturists are engaging in some kind of sexual expression when they are simply nude. Naturists and naked yogis are common victims of censorship on social media platforms. Both practices defend simple nudity against the sexualized perception of the mainstream.

Mind body experience

Naturism and naked yoga are both mind-body experiences. Both practices can initiate mental and psychological shifts. Yoga is intentionally meant to promote wholeness in mind and body. Naked yoga is emerging as a trending practice of wellness in body and mind.

The ultimate intersection

As more naturist venues offer yoga classes and naked yoga classes are offered the points of intersection are likely to increase. Naturists will cross into the naked yoga space and naked yogis with cross into the naturist space. Naturist and naked yoga instructor teaches classes in her Florida studio.


Naked yogi Renee Watkins recently led some yoga at the Ultimate Freedom event and concert hosted by naturist artist Ton Dou.

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#NakedTruthTuesday real naked raw truth I never have on clothes and if you’ve known me long enough you’ve seen me Naked more times than I’ll ever allow you to be comfortable with lol. But that type of nudity is quite diff from being nude in time square. It was scary and liberating. I felt both brave and humbled to be surrounded by such beautiful people and their energy. This pic and my face is an understatement as to how I was feeling lol. I met sooooo many amazing people both nude and clothed and had great conversations with them all! Thanks to @barebodyfreedom_musicaunaturel and @clothesfreelife for the encouragement. Please check out both of their pages #nakedsoulyoga #nudism #nudist #noclothesnoproblem

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We are doing our part to encourage this intersection at clothesfreelife.com. Our occasional  feature of clothes free (naked) yogi profiles. Naked yogi and yoginis share their practice and the reasons behind the choice. Only a couple of those featured describe themselves as yogis.

Here are some other articles you may want to check out.

What I learned about myself trying naked yoga

Nude yoga – Why? My French point-of-view

I tried naked yoga and cost unexpected results

Naked Wanderings Yoga Link

About the author: Earl D
Founder, editor in chief, news curator clothesfreelife.com.

2 thoughts on “naturism and naked yoga perfect together

  1. I can’t locate the icon to “like” this, but it is a well written, balanced article. Excellent points made, while discussing alternative views. Being naked can make each activity more fun and fulfilling. Often though, we proponents of nudism or naturism are guilty of letting our bias color our viewpoints, but having honest discussions only strengthens our credibility.

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