Naked yoga is the practice of yoga without clothes. The practice is gaining popularity, notably in western societies that have more familiarity with social nudity. In America a good number of men and women find nudist yoga as a source of great relaxation and peace of mind. Every year, a reasonable increase in nudist yoga practitioners or seekers has resulted in a good number of nudist yoga classes.While many practice naked yoga at home, there are a growing number of group classes.
The concept of naked yoga has been derived from the concept of Ancient India- Tantra Yoga. This yoga ensures your holistic health improvement like other forms of yoga. You are made to shed clothes to be in a liberated mental and physical state that greatly ensures your desired attainment from yoga practices. In the West since the 1960s, naked yoga practice has been incorporated in progressive settings for well-being, such as at the Esalen Institute in California, as depicted in the 1968 film Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. Other films with notable segments include The Harrad Experiment and Naked Yoga, (1974). In New York City in 1998, an American going by the name Jayadev started a group called “Midnight Yoga for Men” where participants practiced “naked before the infinite” in the style of the sadhus. This spawned a plethora of imitators. Many of these male-only naked yoga groups have been associated with the gay community, though often not intentionally. Teaching in the Grimbergendubbel Yoga school, Annalise Haigh has been a driving force in the popularization of Naked Yoga in Australia. Meredith Medland made Naked Yoga world famous at One Taste Urban Retreat Center. Meredith Medland is the founder of Naked Yoga – incorporating high level hands on healing/energetic surgery, intuitive body work, vipasanna practice and sensuality to create as she describes it, “a sacred space where groups of people experienced highly transformational experiencing while tapping into their multi-dimensional energies”. She is currently living in Santa Barbara, CA teaching “Sexy and Spirited” at the Santa Barbara Athletic Club.
Why practice naked yoga?
Naturism is said to be a lifestyle in harmony with nature. Yoga is a practice that helps one bring their body, mind and spirit
together. Combined naturism and yoga can help you to gain a stronger sense of confidence, body acceptance and self-respect. For some Naturist Yoga is a natural progression down the yogic path, providing the opportunity to become more self-aware. This awareness further enriches personal self-esteem and the acceptance of others as whole beings.
Naked Yoga as a sexual therapy
Naked yoga therapy is also a good practice in order to enhance your sexual capacity. That’s why a couple not satisfied with their sexual compatibility is often recommended to perform nudist yoga to increase their sexual drive as well as compatibility to lead a better sexual life. The practice has been even found useful in curing various sexual abnormalities. Male impotency could be effectively remedied with certain naked yoga asanas. Couple nudist yoga is also gaining great acceptance. With the help of naked couple yoga videos, a couple can enjoy performing naked yoga at home. The practice helps in increasing sexual compatibility between the spouses.