Nude yoga where you bring a mat and an open mind
I have joined a club of women who bare all in nude yoga, stripping down to find their inner beauty.
I found myself in this most natural state with nude yoga instructor and relationship coach Rosie Rees, who is touring Australia with her workshops.
Well aware of my hesitation, she validated my vulnerability by explaining it was normal to be nervous.
“Being nude in front of others can be mortifying for a lot of people — we are told to cover up from an early age, so it’s going against everything we’ve been told,” Ms Rees said.
As a keen yogi, I am aware of the different and awkward poses you can get into on the mat.
Nude yoga involves most of the positions found in a standard yoga class — including downward dogs and half moons.
The practice is by candlelight so I feel less exposed.
Before we start there is some advice.
“Bring a towel, because you sweat a lot more without your clothes on,” Ms Rees said.
“Have shower beforehand for personal hygiene; wrap a sarong around you so it is easy to take off and — most importantly — bring an open mind.
“The fear of naked yoga is so much worse than actually doing it.”