Updated: Jul 29, 2019
I recently began teaching yoga at one of Minnesota's Nudist club's regular events. As a yoga teacher who regularly teaches at a studio that is steeped in the ancient yoga traditions, the naked yoga experience has been exceptionally fun in a variety of ways. But, before I get into that, a bit of naked yoga history.
Naked yoga has been practiced for thousands of years. Some believe it was originally THE way to practice. One passage in the Bhagavata Purana, one of the oldest Sanskrit writings, reads:
A person in the renounced order of life may try to avoid even a dress to cover himself. If he wears anything at all, it should be only a loincloth, and when there is no necessity, a sannyāsī should not even accept a daṇḍa. A sannyāsī should avoid carrying anything but a daṇḍa and kamaṇḍalu.