Dropping your trou in the room full of strangers sounds like a scene from a typical embarrassment dream. Or like the routine opening of a naked yoga class. I meet with Liz, a nude yogi, to talk about the history of the controversial practice, how it challenges the status quo and why the general public is not ready to accept social nudity even though studies show it makes us feel happier. Media proclaimed naked yoga the latest craze.
I Tried a Naked Yoga Class—and Actually Loved How It Made Me Feel
How To Do Yoga Naked If You've Never Tried It Before
By Todd Farley. In her stripped-down practice, couples disrobe and do connection exercises, including conscious touching, eye contact, shared breathing and paired poses. But if that sounds a little intimidating, you can give naked yoga a go in the privacy of your own apartment. Here, Leigh shares three moves to bring you and your partner closer. Partner B then carefully! Then, both partners wrap their arms around each other, and press their hearts together. Figuring this pose out, Leigh says, requires lots of communication and creativity — plus potential hilarity!
I Tried Naked Yoga, and Here's What I Learned
Confession: I'm the girl who still changes her bra over a towel in the gym locker room. I know, I know — we all have the same parts. Still, I've always felt a little weird stripping in front of strangers or, in the case of the last gym I belonged to, my coworkers.
It may seem like a rather odd way to start such a spiritual practice, but not at Naked in Motion , where we're all stark bollocks-and-breasts-hanging-out naked. Believe me - I'm no extrovert, dying to be the centre of attention. But I am hungry for trying new things; whether that's jumping out of a plane, moving to a new country on a whim, or agreeing to lead a three-hour masterclass when public speaking is your ultimate kill-me-now kind of fear. But when I clocked a naked yoga class during a recent spell in New York, it seemed so out of my comfort zone that As yoga's popularity has surged over the years, so too have the varieties on offer.