There are many different varieties of yoga. You can do it in a blistering hot room to work up an extra good sweat or you can do it while drinking beer. But a new trend has begun to spread, and hundreds are joining in on it: nude yoga.
This movement was started on Instagram by a user known as Nude Yoga Girl. She has nearly 700,000 followers, and as you'd expect, does yoga in the buff. She posts carefully constructed pictures of herself, careful not to break Instagram's no nudity policy.
Nude Yoga Girl recently shared her thoughts about body positivity. She said, "Today I've thought a lot about judgement and how easily we do it. Either we judge others or ourselves. I try to focus on this more now and in the future."
Instagram user Sara Zitnik posted a photo and explained how she was motivated and inspired:
"My photo for Nude Yoga Girlwho is inspiringto love the skin we are in. No shame. No judgement. No social constraints. Our bodies are a work of art. Every shape, age and color. Not one is the same as the other. And every one is beautiful in their own way."
It certainly seems like doing yoga naked is a freeing experience. At the very least, it saves you money on yoga pants. That might be for the best, as they can sometimes lead to some funky stuff happening to your body.
You'd be wrong to think yoga was all light stretching and breathing. This photo illustrates just how much muscle is involved in hitting some of these poses. The human body is a phenomenal contraption, and every one is amazing in its own way.
It's also a great activity because you can do it anywhere. This seems like a great way of not only getting more in touch with yourself, but with nature. It also seems like a great way to get splinters in unmentionable locations, so be careful with where you're stretching.
Nude yoga seems almost as magical as Harry Potter yoga. It has amazing benefits, according to Nude Yoga Girl, who says, "When I first started practicing yoga nude, it made me see my body in a much more positive and loving way... Yoga teaches us to listen to our bodies and appreciate what they can actually do."