I practiced yoga for over a decade. It was a way to bring healing to my body from long term injuries and existing conditions. There were two unexpected benefits. First greater body awareness and second a deeper spiritual awareness. The new positive perception of my body I experienced when I practiced yoga got me thinking differently about my body in general. I came to accept that my body was not inherently bad. I began to understand that we cover ourselves with clothes most of the time in modern society because we have such a negative image of the body. We cover it with all manner of dressing to try to make it acceptable by socially determined standards of beauty.
Clothes free yoga helped me to accept my body as something wonderful even when I was not very fit or healthy. It was clothes free yoga that actually lead me to explore clothes free living. After I started practicing yoga without clothes I was intrigued by the freedom and natural feeling I experienced. So I started to spend more time after doing yoga without clothes. Then more and more time at home clothes free. Eventually I got up the courage to visit a clothing optional resort. So I confess had it not been for yoga I would not have a clothes free life.
This spring and summer I connected with a few yogis who practiced clothes free yoga for something they called the Naked Soul Yoga challenge. Participation in the challenge got me to document my clothes free practice which I had not done it some time. A couple of those folks have contributed to this site. I have added a few of those images from the challenge to a gallery below.
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