Naked Yoga Controversy

All is my hope for us: “A seed inside a fruit is a future orchard. Similar are the seeds within us. Nourish them and your own orchard will flourish.”

FIRST was the so called “Naked Yoga” class on the Kardashian’s where only the Yoga being done Naked was by the instructor Ralph Craig.  Hundreds of NYC Yoga teachers, including myself were asked to teach a Naked Yoga class on a reality show, I declined as it did not support my vision of Naked Yoga but kudos Ashtanga Yogi Ralph who did teach and who was quoted saying,  “Yoga is something you do. It doesn’t matter if you’re naked or not naked”,  Read the full article.

In my experience, in all Naked Spirit Yoga classes participants and teacher are Naked, wearing sexy lingerie brings a different vibe and intention to the room.  There is minimal sexual energy (because we are sensual beings by nature) in our classes than in all clothed classes combined. By removing our clothes there is nothing to hide from or cover up, we are connected by energy and more through a beautiful collective practice.

We can all have our opinions about Naked Yoga but it is an experience to have before you judge it.

NEXT is the Yoga Undressed video.  This video has been in my radar for quite sometime.   My humble opinion of them is that these women embody strength, confidence and rawness that supports the masculine without the man present.  Social media has now gotten a hold of it so read below some of the comments that were on facebook, what are your thoughts?

-Hmm…I’m not sure how I feel about this. They are beautiful bodies, no doubt. But I’m more inclined to share the beauty of my yoga body with my husband, and my husband alone. And really, this concept really wreaks havoc on my cute-yoga-clothes wardrobe and wish list.  -Beautiful and tastefully done.  -No not right these are all women making money on exploiting themselves, this is not yoga. No judgement just truth.  -It would feel more balanced toward artistic expression and less toward the side of ‘more naked women on screen’, if both women and men were depicted. -No judgement of the the folks here. Just not Yoga. Sorry. -Nothing pornographic about the human body. This is beautiful art and amazing Yogic form.  -I would like to see some guys here too.

Article & Experience on Yoga Undressed

ALl of our opinions matter, when we come from a place of love instead of fear we build each other up and give more not less.

2 thoughts on “Naked Yoga Controversy

  1. Being a naked yogi myself, I have no problem with the women practicing naked. They are excellent yoginis. I would like to say “and they happen to be beautiful”, but unfortunately their being beautiful doesn’t “happen to be” at all. It’s pretty obvious that, if they weren’t beautiful, they wouldn’t be in the video. This is simply Playboy with the models in tricky poses. If the video included guys and some not-so-beautiful women, I could appreciate it as naked yoga but, as it is, it’s just a high-quality skin flick.

  2. I totally agree with you Sandy! The movements, the positions, the intertwining.. the whole video just has this very distinct sexual vibe to it. You’re right, there should be guys and some women who aren’t beautiful model types.

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