In the practice of Naked Spirit Yoga YES, we reveal our physical bodies but when we remove the barriers of shame, image, mask & pain we reveal the most beautiful thing of all – our hearts.
Peace To Your Heart
For the last two and a half years I have been waiting for the right platform to bring Naked Yoga and myself into the media and into the world; the time has come.
I was approached by a group called *The Yoga Slackers who are adventure Yogi’s taking the beautiful practice of Yoga into the outdoors. They are quite acrobatic as they push the limits of their Yoga practice off the mat and into nature, onto the mountaintops using a slack line in many cities and countries around the world.
They are creating a documentary called Extreme Yoga (no exact title yet) which includes many styles of Yoga such as Dharma, Budokon, Antigravity, Jivamukti, Breakti, Iyengar and many more styles that give us ways to practice Yoga; traditionally and non-traditionally.
This Wednesday, 11/16 Naked Spirit Yoga will be filming its segment and I am over and above in gratitude to be a part of such a vision and of passionate people. I know there will be surprises amongst the filming crew as to what this practice truly offers, I am overjoyed and blessed!
There are many “bodies” to be seen and to see if we surrender; the physical, mental, spiritual, emotional and to see each other when there is nothing covering us is a Delightful Sight.
Every “Body” is Beautiful!
If the concept of Naked is new for you or it is something out of your comfort zone, that is TOTALLY OKAY, all you need is an open heart.
Naked Spirit Yoga is a practice to reconnect you back into “you”, to unite with nature. We are Beautiful Spirited Beings whose birthright it is to be Naked and to share Yoga together in an environment that supports not negates our Beauty.
Yoga is practiced so we can quiet the mind through finding stillness and movement (Asana/Posture). I share in class about getting interested in the mind and to learn how it works so we can find peace and harmony within.
Here is some history as to where we were and where we are now regarding Nakedness (my term or Nudism/Naturism.
In the 1890’s the invention of the indoor toilet had an unintended effect on this nude tradition. Until then, it was common practice for the family bathtub to be located in the kitchen area, near where the necessary hot water was heated on the stove. Once or twice a week, with the entire family would strip one at a time and use the same bath water. When outhouses became outmoded, new houses were redesigned so that plumbing was directed to a separate room where the toilet and bathtub could share a common water pipe. With the ability to close a door for privacy, family members rarely saw each other naked anymore.
The human body became an object of shame to be hidden and shaped by layers and layers of clothing.
FULL ARTICLE: http://socalnaturist.org/forum/historyofUSnudism.pdf
Looking forward to sharing an exchange or sharing practice!
The practice of Naked Yoga is to bring us back into our natural form where there is no separation between us and nature.
A Surrender in Freedom, A Celebration of Spirit
-Freedom to be you, you are perfect
-Let go of negative body image,
-Go beyond societal beliefs and find your truth with your body
-Heal any pain that you have endured
Naked Yoga Class Schedule -
Every Monday 7-8:30pm
Friday Afternoon (TBA)
Location: Upper East Side of Manhattan
For Further Information, you are invited to call Cindee @ 917.402.6606
or email her @ firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Prior to practice Cindee likes to have an exchange over the phone, your call will be returned within 24 hours.