We interrupt this regularly scheduled breakfast to tell you about, well, something a little shocking--tantric yoga. Yup, according to news reports, a new form of sensual yoga is gaining steam. Is it cheapening (and upping the gross factor) of good ol' yoga? I think maybe. Let's discuss ...
Becoming more popular in major cities, including New York and Los Angeles, hot yoga meets naked yoga in a sort of sexually charged way. Classes for homosexual and heterosexual yogis are are being offered and raising a lot of eyebrows.
According to the AP, fans say the nudity aids "in deepening their yoga practice while building a close, and emphatically nonsexual, community." Founder of the naked yoga movement, Aaron Star, says "A lot of people, especially living in New York, don't get the opportunity to connect with people in an intimate way." His solution: naked yoga.
An AP reporter described the experience like this: an "undeniable sexual charge hung in the room, making the exercise at times painfully weird and embarrassing. Many nude yoga classes revolve around partnering positions, a series of postures that put two men within striking distance of the other's privates. Not all serious yogis think the practice makes sense."
I'll toss this one to you: What do you think of naked yoga?
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