I have been teaching nude yoga for 8 years now. It has both closed and open doors to me in different ways. I have been met with closed, perverted minds. I have been met with body positivity issues. I have been asked numerous times whether anyone has sexually assaulted anyone in my classes. I have been asked if I allow sexual activities during my yoga classes. I have been asked if I have a gorgeous body. I have been asked if I let all the “ugly bodied people” in like the nudist resorts do. I have been asked how can I stomach looking at “ugly bodies”. I have been asked if I do it behind my husband’s back. The list goes on.
However, I also have been met with like minded individuals who have felt the freedom of yoga practice without clothing. I have met individuals who felt healing through practicing yoga in the nude. I have met individuals that have had similar sexual trauma experiences as I have had and felt alignment through the practice. I have met couples that told me that their intimacy have improved due to the practice. I have met people whose mindsets have changed due to the practice as well.
It is the word “nude” in front of yoga that has caused some resistance to the practice. Why is that? Why do people think that as soon as they hear the words “naked”, “nude”, “unclothed”, sex is involved? Why do some Christians state that nudity is perverse when there are several bible verses that state nudity is natural? Here are some of those verses.
Genesis 2:25 Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.
JOB 1:20-22 NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION
20 At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship 21 and said:
“Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
and naked I will depart.[a]
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;
may the name of the Lord be praised.”
22 In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.
Source: NuReveal Yoga
Original publication 23 August, 2020
Posted on NatCorn 30th March 2021
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