The first thing you need to know about naked yoga is that it exists. It is a real thing.
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A thing people do. I should know -- I did it.
The studio has a variety of yoga class options, including clothed yoga, naked yoga just for men, and naked co-ed yoga. The studio keeps its address under wraps, but will reveal it to approved members via. To apply, visit the website and register by answering a few simple questions, which are all pretty obvious: What is your comfort level with yoga?
What would you like to get out of naked yoga? Are you comfortable with the yoga class breaking out into a full-on orgy?
Okay that one was a joke But a quick glance into the studio will jolt you back to reality AllTheManAss. Only one thing left to do now.
So there I was, just walking around naked through a yoga studio on a chilly night. Classic Tuesday. Gentlemen, they keep the studio really warm, if that was of any concern I took my place on my mat in the back of the class, obviously and waited to begin. Tip: the studio is sleek and absurdly clean -- almost spa-like, and while they do have mats available for rental, you probably want to bring your own.
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There was an ass on that rental mat before yours. Just saying.
Monika dimmed the lights oh thank God and took her spot at the front of the room. There were about seven of us in the class, a mix of men and women.
Naked yoga will not break out into a full-on orgy
One last reality check: yep, definitely still naked. Having come to terms with that, the next obvious concern was what poses would be selected. Surely in naked yoga there are a few choice poses that they would avoid.
And that brings us to the next thing you need to know about naked yoga They do not avoid those poses Any pose is fair game. And I mean ANY pose.
The class starts out like a traditional yoga class. Spice it up with a little Warrior 1, 2, and 3. In a weird way, this allowed me to focus on the personal practice and even push myself to try harder, which is kind of the point of yoga anyway.
Naked yoga? Or so I thought All was going fine. I was flowing and sun salutationing and warrioring my naked ass off, until Monika called for Malasana pose.
Google it right now. Okay too long, here it is You definitely see some bits. If the dude in front of you is rocking Downward Facing Dog, then so are you, and so is the person behind you.
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Naked yoga is just the human body. Meagan Drillinger is a freelance writer for Thrillist.
She has taken her clothes off for articles no less than three times. Follow her on FacebookTwitterand Instagram at drillinjourneys. New York.
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