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How to Practice Nude Yoga

Want to get buff while exercising … in the buff? Learn how to practice nude yoga!


  • Step 1: Understand nude yoga Understand nude yoga. Practicing yoga without the encumbrance of clothing is meant to be sensual, not sexual.
  • TIP: Nude yoga instructors say erections are common and nothing to be embarrassed about.
  • Step 2: Find a class Call yoga studios in your area to see if they offer nude yoga. Some classes are co-ed; others are male- or female-only. Male-only classes -- and nude yoga in general -- tend to draw mostly gay men.
  • Step 3: Ask about poses Ask what kind of yoga is practiced in the nude yoga class. Some feature mostly solo poses with a few partnered ones, while others revolve around positions done with another class member. Also inquire about the difficulty level of the yoga practiced.
  • Step 4: Know what to bring Know what to bring to practice nude yoga. You needn't bring your own partner; you can team up with someone in the class. But you do need to bring your own mat.
  • TIP: Bathing before class is strongly advised.
  • Step 5: Start a class If nude yoga is not available in your area, approach an instructor about starting a class; many nude yoga classes are held informally in private residences. Just make sure the teacher is certified to teach yoga.
  • FACT: Nude yoga enjoyed a surge in popularity after a New York-based teacher opened a "Hot Nude Yoga" studio in 2001.

You Will Need

  • Self-assuredness
  • Mat
  • A yoga partner (optional)
  • Shower or bath (optional)

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