So I was doing some fitness reading the other day and I came across an interesting story or two. One one them I want to share with you now since if I have never heard of this and I am pretty sure there are others in the same boat as me and never heard of this as well. What am I taking about here? Naked yoga! That’s right folks, there are places out there where you can take a yoga class in nothing but your birthday suit. For me, my first exposure of yoga came by means of P90X Yoga X. That was the first time I have ever done yoga and it was extremely difficult in the beginning. After a few weeks I did get the hang of it and it felt really good on my sore muscles.
Now I am reading that naked yoga is becoming a mini-phenomenon. Most of the naked yoga classes out there cater to the gay community and can be found in Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and Chicago. There are some coed classes out there but the male only gatherings seem to be the trend.
Nude yoga fans say it helps in deepening the yoga practice while building a non-sexual yoga community. There are many reasons why one would practice nude yoga from looking for a different yoga experience to overcoming body image issues. Some yoga practitioners just feel that being naked is spiritual and healing.
One thing to be aware of is that most naked yoga classes are not sexual in nature but it is a good idea to get a detailed description before you decide to shed your clothes. There are some classes out there that will be on the touchy feely side and there are some naked yoga classes that will be very spiritual in nature. Just call ahead so you know what to expect and are not surprised.
I must say that the thought of a room full of naked guys practicing yoga is not my cup a tea but if it gets people moving more then I am all for it.