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
Book II Sutra 46 STHIRA SUKHAM ASANAM steady comfortable posture Asana is a steady, comfortable posture
In this past week I am experimenting with taking that “extra” sugar out of my diet and to see what changes occur from my physical, mental, energetic and emotional bodies. I have been experiencing some detox from the sugar, so I turned to my asana practice. Finding more steadiness in the physical because and less mental tension. It reminded me of a Yoga Sutras and intuitively knew which one I was presently connected with. Here is why:
“Unless the body is perfectly healthy and free from all toxins and tensions, a comfortable pose in not easily obtained. Physical and mental toxins create stiffness and tension. Anything that makes us stiff can also break us. Only if we are supple will we never break”.
“A conversation between a weed and a big tree: Both grew on the bank of a swiftly running jungle river. One day the tree looked down at the tiny weed and said, “Hey, you puny little creature, why do you stand near me? Aren’t you ashamed to be by my side? See how great, how big, how tall I am? How sturdy and strong? Even an elephant cannot move me. But look at you. Hah! You shouldn’t have come here. People will see the difference and laugh at you. Why don’t you move somewhere else?” The weed bent her head. ”Sir,” she said, “what can I do? I didn’t come here purposely. I just happen to be here. I know I’m not strong and stiff as you. But please pardon my presence.” ”All right,” boomed the big tree, “but just remember your place!” This conversation happened during the rainy season. The very next day a heavy rain came, inundating the jungle and causing a terrible flood. When a river floods, it erodes the banks and pulls down anything in its way. Coming in such force, the water pulled down the big tree instantly. But the weed bent down, flattened herself completely and let the water run over her. When the flood passed, she rose up agaian. Looking this way and that, she wondered, “What happened to the great tree? I don’t see it.” From far away she heard the tree’s reply. ”I’m being pulled down by the water. I should have been humble and simple and supple like you. Now I’m being destroyed.”
Experiment, Play and Witness the Possibilities Within You!
All quoted from the book: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Commentary on the Raja Yoga Sutras by Sri Swami Satchidananda
TONIGHT, Friday, November 18th, is our first indoor naked event since summer ended! AND two daysbefore our one-year anniversary of when we started doing naked parties! So we are almost one year old, wow! How far we’ve come.
So for this event, we’re taking it up a level by getting naked in the name of charity. Hey if you’re gonna party naked, might as well contribute to a good cause while you’re at it, right? We will be fund-raising for a women’s shelter through Henry Street Settlement. They need our help and yours!
A main part of this fundraiser is to kick off a nude photography project called “Emerge,” conceived by the lovely and talented Anastasiya. (By the way, it’s not too late to volunteer as a nude model.) Guests will be able to see the first set of photos from this project and purchase limited-edition prints!
There will also be raffles with exciting prizes to be won, such as nude yoga sessions, complimentary stays at nude resorts, and more.
Featuring open bar, music, and artistic nudity, come join us for what promises to be an amazing evening!
A Big THANK YOU to Anastasiya, Bare Naked Bake Sale, and to all of you donating some awesome prizes for our raffles!
EMERGE Naked Cocktail & Fundraiser Party
Friday, November 18th, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
At a gallery in Soho (address given to those who purchase tickets)
Get tickets through our website, $35 each. All are welcome!
Be sure to Register Here before you Buy Tickets !!!
For more general info about our events, see these FAQs.
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 @ email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior to practice Cindee likes to have an exchange over the phone, your call will be returned within 24 hours.