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Nude Yogis Shed Their Clothes and Their Insecurities

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Grab your mat and grab an eyeful

It seems like our society is being pulled into two opposite directions: those who want to conserve and those who want to progress. I’m not just talking about the political juxtapositions going on right now, but social ones. The internet will always have trolls who hide behind their computers and spend their days tearing down other people because of their own insecurities. But at the same time, third wave feminism is being spread and embraced by all genders. I am so happy and proud that more and more women (and even men) are becoming body and sex positive. In an age where airbrushed photos of fit bodies with ample curves are everywhere, it’s extremely hard not to judge your own physical flaws. Especially when there are anonymous people making fun of others.

In comes a new method of aiding self-acceptance: Nude yoga. What better way to get in touch with yourself and with nature than go to au natural while getting all zenned out? Most of you would ask why would anyone want to expose themselves like that? Well, the reasoning does make a lot of sense and I am very intrigued myself…

nude woman doing yoga stretch

Credit: Belovodchenko Anton/Getty Images

Commence the downward dog jokes!

Then and Now

man doing nude yoga on floor

Source: Instagram @yogajag

You can’t throw a rock these days without hitting a yoga studio and for good reason: it’s great exercise, it’s good for calming you down and some argue that it’s even good for your soul. But what I love about yoga is that it’s all-inclusive: no matter your body type or shape, you can engage in a low-impact workout that makes you feel rejuvenated. There’s a reason why it’s over 5,000 years old: it works. Fads like Jazzercise or Taibo may come and go, but yoga will stand the test of time. I mean, at the most basic level, who doesn’t want to be more flexible, for, um, romantic purposes?

Naked and Nude Are Not New

woman doing nude yoga on deck outside

Source: Instagram @wanderesswildflower

We’ve all heard about nude beaches in Europe or even about nudist colonies sprinkled around the U.S. We all giggle, yet are intrigued. For the most part those who prefer to be nude in public are of an older, hippish ilk. But what about being past middle aged makes people want to drop their drawers? By that age, you’ve overcome physical insecurities. Plus the older you get, the less you give a f*&% about what other people think. Being naked is not only comfortable, but freeing. Did you ever try to shed your clothes when you were a toddler? Same diff.