Especially for women, who are often under pressure to conform to a certain ideal of beauty, naked yoga can be a conscious act towards more self-love. For naked yoga, you “only” have to be present and as God created you. You don’t need a tight butt, sexy legs, a six-pack or big breasts.
For yoga fans who have no experience with public nudity, for example, naked yoga courses offer a safe environment to go one level deeper with like-minded people in “Eve costume” and “Adam costume”, to overcome nervousness and to feel one’s own body intensively. If the inhibition threshold for this is still too high, you can first get an impression of it with naked yoga videos in a private atmosphere at home and get a “taste” for it.
Furthermore, studies show that public nudity can strengthen general happiness, well-being and self-confidence. Many “naked yogis” and “naked yoginis” report that they feel more connected to themselves during the exercises and develop a deeper sense of self-acceptance. When they see themselves in a room with other “normal” naked bodies (as opposed to the photoshopped “luxury bodysuits” from the glossy magazines), their self-esteem is strengthened and partly negative, judgmental thoughts vanish into thin air.
It is also the case that you can move much more freely naked. And as we all know, movement is a central aspect of yoga. You don’t have to constantly worry about whether something pinches, slides up, exposes a “problem zone” or perhaps even tears something in certain poses. You have the feeling that you can go much deeper into poses without feeling restricted by clothing.
Naked yoga promotes strength, balance and coordination, making it a holistic sport that unites body, mind and spirit. And as with most other sports, naked yoga also makes you sweat. Since you are naked, you can feel the cooling effect of the sweat much better, as it does not immediately pass into your clothes and cause unsightly stains.