About a year ago, a friend told me about a men's-only naked yoga class in Manhattan. Wouldn't it just be awkward? Penises flopping around. Body odors free to roam the studio without clothing to prevent their escape. The class was part of a larger wellness institution called MMX , which unofficially caters to queer men. I wondered if the queer focus would somehow affect the dynamic of the class: Would it be more sexual? And if so, how does that translate when you're in downward dog? He asked if I'd be interested in attending a class to write about it. With Seneca's points fresh in my memory, I went into the studio with an open mind and heart which totally sounds like something a naked yoga instructor would say. Located in the heart of Chelsea, MMX is a cute studio on the fourth floor of a nondescript building.
Perhaps this is because nudity often tends to make people uncomfortable; as one student in the naked yoga class notes, people frequently associate nudity with sex. However, there is nothing sexual about nude yoga, although no one judges those who happen to get a little excited during class. This is one of the reasons this class can be so healing. What do you think, guys? Does the thought of being pants-less in front of other people make you squirm, or would it make you more comfortable in your own skin? Popular Posts. Start your new chapter Join , members for a life-changing program.
Anyone else been noticing pictures of naked women in various yoga poses popping up on Instagram? If you've been wondering what's up with that, it just so happens to be the latest body positive social media trend. The posts are all inspired by the popular Instagram account Nude Yoga Girl. The account, featuring photos of an anonymous woman doing yoga poses naked, began back in November and gained over 30, followers within the first month. Since then she's amassed over , followers, and recently started the hashtag NYGYoga encouraging hundreds of other women to post their own naked yoga photos.
Remember Me. Anyone else been noticing pictures of naked women in various yoga poses popping up on Instagram? The posts are all inspired by the popular Instagram account Nude Yoga Girl. The account, featuring photos of an anonymous woman doing yoga poses naked, began back in November and gained over 30, followers within the first month. So far, the hashtag has inspired over posts focused on body positivity and self-love. We shall all be different, love our bodies and be comfortable in our own skin. So, love the skin you are in and come as you are! Case-and-point, sleeping in the nude comes with a damn impressive list of health benefits. And you already know how great yoga is for you, too.