Skip to comments.Doing it in the altogether is what makes this yoga practice altogether free from distractions
Posted on 05/24/2005 11:05:21 AM PDT by TFFKAMM
Some fitness fads require sporty gear and equipment, but the practice of yoga requires only the bare essentials: loose clothes, a mat and time to do the exercises. The latest trend in yoga requires even less. We're not talking about aqua yoga, done in a pool, or disco yoga, set to dance tunes, or "boga," boxing yoga, done with gloves.
No, a San Francisco community center is offering naked yoga, where bare essentials means just that: Men and women are completely nude during the 90- minute class.
This is not the invention of "naked yoga guy" George Monty Davis, who made headlines last year for (legally) striking naked yoga poses at Fisherman's Wharf, nor a "hot nude yoga" class for gay men, popular in Boston, Dallas and Los Angeles, or in any way connected to Internet-sold videos of voluptuous women doing naked yoga on wave-washed beaches with horses galloping by.
No, the new naked yoga class on Sunday mornings at the One Taste Urban Retreat Center on Folsom Street is meant to be transforming, not titillating. That's a concept that American culture, with its taboos on nudity, might find difficult to grasp. The center, which opened 10 months ago, was founded by Nicole Daedone, also a co-founder of 111 Minna Gallery. It offers dance classes and massage, has a small cafe and an art gallery, and hosts various events....
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Get yer nose out of my . . .
I'm a Pilates Chick!
Hey PA, you may be on to something, "Yoga-sutra"!!
Oh, man, pissy, you should be banned for that.
Get yer nose out of my . . ."
But...butt...I thought you LIKED it there!!!!
I'm so glad I only exercise at home.
Jeeze, I''ve . . .
Thaggy, you've taken my breath away.
"Screw Yoga?" Don't be inelegant. It's called Tantric Yoga, and it takes two.
So is my wife....
The pigs cannot understand that the pearls are superior. You are blaming the pigs, but Christ is blaming the man who throws pearls to them. Naturally they think it is food and try to eat it, but find it is pebbles. So of course they are angry and want to bite him. It is no fault in the pigs. Don't throw pearls to swine: it is not fair on the swine.'
I don't like to beat around the bush!. Nevermind, scratch that!
Naked, did someone say? Shower I must sometimes, yes?
When eight hundred years old you reach, to you sometimes happen this will!
You look good today!
That pic looks like how I feel. I'm running on about four hours of sleep. Zzzzz....
Arrrghhh! As someone who loves yoga, I would never do it naked or want to be in class with anyone naked. I have seen the horrors of the old man who refuses to wear underpants during class & that is bad enough. Not to mention those "free spirits" who think it is OK to fart in class. I do not need pubes on my yoga mat!
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