Nude yoga may just seem like a trendy form of fitness practiced by the beautiful celebrity bodies of the world, but it’s anything but. Going nude may just be what your current yoga practice is lacking if you’re looking to further the mind-body connection, or just want to move more deeply in your poses. Check out some of the recognized benefits of nude yoga and then find a class near you, or draw the drapes, to discover you’re your own personal benefits.
Boosts Body Image and Improves Self-Esteem
It may sound counterintuitive, but whether you practice nude yoga at home, alone, or in a room full of other nude yogis, nude yoga can actually improve your body image and self-esteem. It has more to do with accepting that yoga can be done nude than comparing your body to others or pointing and laughing, or being pointed and laughed at.
Enhances Mind-Body Connection
Because there is literally nothing between you and your practice, it is easier to focus on what you are doing, thereby enhancing the mind-body connection that many seek through yoga practice.
Improves Your Posture / Flow
Have you ever gotten tangled up in your yoga pants? Or felt the urge to tug down your shirt mid posture? Nude yoga eliminates this interference, so all you have to do is focus on your posture as you flow through poses without interruption.
Enhances Sexual Awareness
Nude yoga isn’t really a sex thing, but it does make you more aware of your sexuality. It can be a good thing in the modern world where just feeling like a sexual being can get overlooked.
By having more confidence in your nude body, you have more confidence when you’re wearing clothes, or so the logic goes. Feeling more confident is something that many people work toward.