Outside Magazine recently published an article about Bold & Naked, the first coed naked yoga studio in New York City. Now don't get us wrong we love yoga and support all exercise endeavors, we are just not sure Awkward Pose needs to get any more awkward. Besides the fact that we can't sell yoga gear to nude yogis, we have a hard time with it conceptually. Don't flailing body parts get in the way of certain moves? Can you really let go when you can see more of your classmates than you ever wanted to?
However, as we take a closer look into the idea I wonder if we are just being prudish? “By shedding their clothes and practicing yoga in the nude, students literally drop the masks and labels they hide behind all day,” according to the Bold & Naked website. "Practicing yoga naked frees you from negative feelings about your body and allows you to be more accepting of your physical imperfections.” Not a bad reason to shed your clothes and get moving! So whether it's nude, coed, upside down or outdoors .. we support anything that moves our bodies in a positive and mindful way. Had any experience with naked yoga? Comment and let us know!