Where are the roots of nude yoga?
Naked yoga is not a new invention, but has millennia-old roots in Hinduism.
In India the Sadhus have been considered holy men practicing yoga and asceticism for many thousands of years. And even today there are said to be four to five million Sadhus in India.
The Sadhu is the one who has renounced everything worldly in order to free himself from the shackles of rebirth. As a sign of this, they are completely naked and only painted with ashes, as a sign of their connection with the earth.
Not wealth, prestige and material goods are desirable for the Sadhus, but freedom and divine salvation.
Naked and without clothing we strengthen and intensify the effects of “normal” yoga.
With the passing away of the clothes, symbolically all shells and all external appearances are taken off. We penetrate immediately and without detours to the essential.
Why should you try nude yoga?
Nude Yoga advantages and benefits
The thought of practicing yoga completely naked may seem strange to you at first. You may wonder what the point is or if it has something to do with sex. These first thoughts are perfectly normal and what everyone has them.
However, once you have practiced nude yoga, you will no longer ask yourself these questions. Soon you will realize how many advantages it has to practice it and in the end you will never get enough of it.
Below are some of the many advantages it offers:
Going back to the roots.
Most modern people have lost contact with themselves. They no longer have any roots and are torn back and forth by everyday circumstances. Naked yoga is a wonderful way to restore this contact. Because it teaches you to come clean with yourself and your body.
To practice yoga naked means to be in harmony with nature.
In nature there is neither good nor bad. In nature, everything is good as it is, and everything has its meaning. As part of nature, we come into this world completely naked. No tree or plant would ever think of wanting to be anything other than what it is.
By making ourselves completely naked and free in yoga, we re-establish the connection to nature. Without this useless ballast, we live again in harmony with nature. When we practice yoga naked, we feel this natural power and harmony within us.
Naked Yoga teaches us to take responsibility.
The exercises in nude yoga help us to develop respect for life and nature. All the problems of our society lie in the people themselves and not in nature. If we consciously separate ourselves from things that are not good for us, if we become courageous and try things out openly and impartially, then we begin to purify ourselves internally. In Nude Yoga we do this symbolically by taking off our clothes.
We therefore learn to take responsibility for ourselves and our lives!
Become fearless and free!
In Nude Yoga you learn to enjoy what you have instead of desiring what you are missing. The thought of showing yourself naked and unclothed causes fear in the beginning for many people. By overcoming this fear, you set out on the path of freedom. This special kind of yoga teaches you to see your thoughts and fears for what they are – impermanent and transitory. If you practice regularly in this way, you will walk fearlessly and freely through life.
The 6 most common prejudices and fears about nude yoga
Unfortunately there are still a lot of prejudices against naked yoga.
In the following I would like to clear up the most important prejudices against Nude Yoga.
It is all about sex!
No, no and again no. Naked yoga is not primarily about sex or the satisfaction of sexual urges. On the contrary. In Nude Yoga you learn to free yourself from your (sexual) thoughts and experience what is really important. However, naked yoga is very good for your love life.
It is only for men!
Naked Yoga is something for everyone who wants to develop further. It is best and most effective to practice nude yoga in a mixed group of men and women.
It is only something for younger or older people!
The truth is that naked yoga is completely independent of age. The only important thing is the inner attitude and the willingness to overcome your own limits.
During Nude Yoga everyone looks at me!
The fear is completely unfounded. In Nude Yoga, after a few moments everyone is sufficiently occupied with themselves. The tasks and challenges of nude yoga are so varied that there is no time to be occupied with the other participants.
But, I am ashamed to show my naked body!
Then YOU should definitely start with nude yoga. In Nude Yoga you learn to accept yourself as you are, inside and outside. After a few hours you will get a completely different and positive self-image of yourself.
My physical excitement as a man becomes visible and that is potentially embarrassing
Don’t worry. This form of yoga is strenuous and demanding on all levels. The concentration on the exercises leaves no room for sexual thoughts and unwanted arousal. Should it happen, however, this would be completely natural and no reason for embarrassment. Especially here the principle applies: Accept what is!
Nude Yoga & Sex
“Since I have been practicing regularly, my sex life has changed 180 degrees for the better” – Participant Nude Yoga Class
It is not about sex, but it increases sexual power and energy. Regular nude yoga unleashes your sexual energy and lets it rise to previously unimagined heights.
What many don’t know: The sexual energy is a powerful elemental force that is hidden in all of us, regardless of age or sex. This energy is much more than what we usually associate with sexual practices or techniques. It is an unimaginable power, a basic energy that lies dormant in all of us. And this energy not only affects our sexual life, but determines our entire life.
This sexual energy is the motor and driving force for all our actions. Our appearance, our looks and our charisma are decisively dependent on this power.
Tantra as the origin of all energies: Naked Yoga, Sex & Tantra
Yoga and Tantra are closely connected, they have the same roots and ultimately have the same goal. Unity & Harmony.
According to the philosophy in Tantra, the cosmic energy is separated by an original vibration. Shiva and Shakti have been created. While Shiva represents the male energy, Shakti symbolizes the female side of the energy.
In Tantra it is now about reuniting these energies with the help of different techniques and rituals. According to this philosophy, this eliminates all suffering and the feeling of incompleteness.
This is how Naked Yoga unleashes your sexual energy.
Lack of lust and lack of sexual power is a widespread problem. And mostly this occurs at an advanced age. But beware, it is by no means the age itself, but rather the mental behaviors we have acquired over time.
We have a wrong idea of ourselves and look at ourselves and the world around us as if through glasses. The important thing is that these glasses are colored by the experiences and sensations of the past. Thus, over time, layer after layer has been laid over our actually boundless primordial sexual power, so that now it is only a fraction of its actual strength. We have forgotten how to accept, embrace and love ourselves. And also with other people we find this increasingly difficult.
Through the regular practice of Nude Yoga, we turn the wheel of time back again. When we practice nude yoga, we become children again. We become open and unprejudiced and we accept ourselves as we are. Full of zest for action and energy we make contact with other people and feel comfortable in our skin.
When we as adults reject a part of ourselves, this also means rejecting a part of our sexuality. By learning to accept ourselves again with all our weaknesses, we automatically increase our sexual energy.
Addictions, compulsions and misconceptions lead us to unconsciously direct our sexual energy into the wrong channels, with the result of a splitting and weakening. Naked Yoga strengthens our concentration and directs our energy towards the fulfillment of our true goals. As a result, after a short time we feel a significant increase of our sexual power within us. And this shows you not only in an improved and more active love life, but in all facets of our life.
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