Would you? Do Yoga Naked?
The internet is abuzz this week with a (very athletic) woman who photographs herself in a variety of amazing naked yoga poses. It really is quite beautiful.
I remember, about 15 years ago, when yoga was becoming popular again a high end yoga studio and clothing outlet opened in the city I lived in. It was nicer than any other studio in town. Their clothing was very popular and their classes top notch.
And on Saturday mornings, it offered nude yoga classes. At the time, yoga was just crossing from granola to athletic. The nude classes, while very athletic, were obviously a throwback to the granola roots of the practice.
My wife and I attended a couple (we thought we were pretty risqué and are certainly a pretty granola/athlete hybrid). I liked it a lot. To be clear.. this was not a big orgy. The class was made up of every body type and age imaginable. It was good, clean fun. And a good sweat.
Unfortunately, as their particular studio became well known for its clothing and started to expand to more national markets, it dropped the nude classes. I’ve never done yoga naked since. But I miss it.