Life Lessons – Naked Yoga

Life is full of surprises. There are twists and turns that you never see coming, things happen you can’t plan for, death, your car breaking down, getting fired, opening a bad bottle of red wine, diarrhea and staring into an older overweight ladies ass while she does yoga naked on the side of the pool. […]

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Curator’s note: adventures in missing the point of clothes free yoga

SHOULD WE ALL BE NUDISTS?

Given the options of wearing clothes and going naked, which would you choose? Did you grow up in a home where your folks especially dad rarely wore clothes? Do you even like doing laundry? Do you e…

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Who Are The Nudists? What Do They Want? (Poll Reveals the “Bare Truth”)

Who Are The Nudists? What Do They Want? (Poll Reveals the “Bare Truth”)

A survey conducted in Australia polled over 1,500 nudists, in a multitude of categories, in an attempt to expose the habits of this lifestyle, which appears to be somewhat secretive.

The poll revealed that in many ways, naturists are just exactly like everybody else.

But of course, in their preferred attire, they just aren’t.

The most surprising statistic in the survey – which is available HERE – has to do with public perception.

Early Christian Nudists

Early Christian Nudists

 

Early Christian Nudists
There are a number of ministers and priests in the contemporary nudist movement. In fact, the modem nudist movement was largely organized by ordained religious leaders, as discussed more fully in Chapter 8. These religious leaders used as their justification the many parts of the Judaic-Christian Bible which speak of accepting the human body without shame (such as references to those apostles who were fishermen, naked at their work). Religious nudists use these quotations as an answer to the fundamentalist preachers who sermonize about God’s demand for clothing.
For example, the Rev. Martin Wadestone, author of “Nudism and Christianity,” writes: “Actually, in the light of the Bible, there is no sin in nudity itself but if a person uses the nudity for lustful or immoral purposes he has misused it, and this constitutes a sin. The Bible does not speak against nudity nor does it teach that the body is shameful. There is reference to shame in nudity, but this shame was produced in the mind of man, not by divine ordination.”28
This was also the belief of at least five groups in the history of Christianity: the Carpocrations, Adamites, Adamianis, Encratites, and Marcosians. Most of the historical information we have concerning the beliefs and practices of these early Christians comes to us, in fact, through the recorded criticisms and diatribes of Roman Catholic Church authorities, since these authorities have largely destroyed the writings of those they considered heretical?

 

 

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Joint Ventures – Nudist Style

Joint Ventures – Nudist Style

 

I can empathize with the desire to “build your own” but I propose a twist – how about getting creative with joint ventures? I think that nudists both young and old could stand to benefit by learning from history. It seems that in recent decades many of our landed clubs have taken on a kind of “country club” mode of operations and nudists across the generations have been fixed on various forms of “nude recreation”. The specific outlets and forms of recreation obviously vary between the young and old and according to personal tastes but nonetheless it has been mostly about recreation. It wasn’t always this way – many landed clubs were started by a bunch of idealists who worked hard to establish “intentional” or “demonstration” communities of like minded individuals. My friend Melissa (of Barely Melissa fame) has recently suggested that nudists and naturists should return to more of a focus on health as we did in yesteryear and that’s a good start.