Doing yoga naked is getting popular. It’s not just some home stretching. Nude yoga classes aren’t quite mainstream yet. They are being offered in diverse settings, including yoga studios, community centers, and private clubs. As you might imagine, the venue of the class sets the tone and helps determine the clientele. Many people try nude yoga for different reasons. But, a common thread is accepting the body in its natural state.

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Nude yoga classes are offered at yoga centers. They tend to be co-ed, with a focus on practicing without clothing. The style of teaching may vary by teacher.

Devotees find liberation in practicing naked in a safe environment, which they insist is strictly non-sexual. The room is often dimmed to make students more comfortable. Clothing is sometimes removed as part of a ritual. Many enjoy dabbling outside of society’s norms. They also enjoy greater freedom of movement and liberation from the tyranny of cute, matching yoga outfits.

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Private groups that come together to do yoga in the nude tend to cater to gay men. These groups share some of the same interests as those mentioned above. These include accepting the body, freedom of movement, and the lure of the forbidden. But, the atmosphere in these classes can get sexually charged. Classes are usually taught by certified yoga instructors. But, this is unregulated due to the private nature of these organizations. Classes often include partner work. So, a certain level of comfort with touching other naked men is a must. And while wild orgies may not break out, most admit that it is kind of a pick-up scene.

Is Nude Yoga For You?

If you are very comfortable in (and showing) your skin, you will probably feel right at home in a nude yoga class. However, nude yoga advocates feel that students want to work on their body image. They think they stand to benefit the most.

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