Believe it or not, the first thing you notice is the heat.
In the corner of a dance studio on the third floor of an undisclosed location, I lean against a piano and loosen my belt while wiping the sweat gathering on my forehead. Soon I am naked, about to take my first-ever yoga class—garbed or otherwise—with the dozen or so lads of Naked Yoga for Men, a Cambridge-based group that has practiced yoga au naturel for the last 15 years. Continued…Read full original article…
Soma had been chronically depressed since the time he’d graduated from Bethel College in the late 1970s. The next couple decades he recalls “not doing much.”
By 1990, he’d been prescribed “tons and tons of medication” for anxiety and depression, leaving him in a drugged haze. At night he couldn’t sleep, and aimlessly wandered the streets of the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis. One night he got mugged. Another time he found a murdered woman’s body.
Then one day Soma passed out on the floor of his apartment, lying unconscious for hours. A neurologist determined he was suffering from something called “serotonin syndrome,” brought on by taking several times the normal dose of Prozac, among other drugs.
Why do many naturists practice yoga and are many yogis interested in naturism?
Well, that’s simple. Both lifestyles are for women who had their puberty in the late sixties, took way too much acid, engaged on a lifetime search for enlightment and swore never to shave their armpits again. That’s it. End of story.
At least, that’s what we thought until we became interested in those lifestyles.
Only recently we figured out that both lifestyles actually have a huge common ground and suddenly it became clear why we mingle so easily. It’s for the same reasons why car mechanics are often race pilots, why vegans are into animal protection and why people who like wearing white socks join a tennis club. It’s in our genes. Continued…Read full original article…
Yoga instructor Rosie Rees has been running the unique workshops in her home town of Perth for three years, as well as in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Tonight’s workshop at the Power Living studio in the city is a first for Adelaide.
“I wanted to create a practice for women to love and accept their bodies,” says Ms Rees, 30. “People told me Perth wasn’t ready for it, that the world wasn’t ready for it. Pretty much every workshop I’ve ever run has sold out.”
Workshops run for 3.5 hours and begins with a sharing session, meditation and simple exercises in a candlelit room. Class sizes range from 15-30 people. Continued…Read full original article…