Skip Nav
Beginner Fitness Tips
4 Poses, 4 Minutes, and Your Hips and Back Will Thank You
Healthy Living
12 Women Who Will Make You Want to Do the Tone It Up Workouts
Gymnastics
UCLA Gymnast Has the Crowd Chanting "10" After Slaying Floor Routine

Naked Yoga Photos

Hot Naked Yoga

I've done hot, sweaty yoga before, and I'll admit that I've even done some yoga poses before getting dressed after my morning shower, but combining the two and doing a Hot Nude Yoga class just seems, well, a bit too racy for this yogi. Call me prude, but I'm just not into sweating it out spread eagle in my birthday suit. Not to mention, I wear a sports bra for a reason, and I think seeing my jiggly parts as well as others would be a total distraction.

Apparently though for some, and it's mostly men, Naked Yoga classes are very popular. Some classes are co-ed, but most are male-only, and are common in gay communities. Studios that offer naked yoga can be found in cities such as Boston, San Francisco, L.A., and Salt Lake City.

Why naked yoga? Unclothed yogis say it helps to deepen their yoga practice, encourages ultimate appreciation, acceptance, and love for their bodies, and also builds intimate bonds with the people in their yoga community. I can only imagine what kinds of "intimate bonds" they are creating. They say it's also fun and a great workout.

One thought that comes to mind though is how awkward it must be to move and sweat on my mat next to other naked folks. I think it'd make me more self-conscious about my body. And what about the sexual energy floating around the room? It'd be tough to concentrate on my breath if there was some hot naked guy in front of me (no offense to my hubby). Plus clothes not only cover up your business, but they're also practical — the fabric absorbs sweat to prevent slipping, and it protects your delicate skin from mat burn.

It's clear that naked yoga just isn't my cup of tea but tell me, would you be into a naked yoga class?


Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
Around The Web
Yoga Sequence to Tone Thighs
Stretches to Do in Bed
Insane Places People Have Done Yoga
6 Things You Need to Know Before Trying Hot Yoga

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

Join The Conversation
jay-ramos jay-ramos 2 years
I have to admit that I would never have had the courage to do a naked yoga class. As a man we are always concerned about how we "measure up"! I was fortunate to hear of a yoga instructor in New Jersey and Puerto Rico that offers private 1 on 1 classes to men which eliminates the concern of being naked in front of other men yet is extremely liberating. Her energy is amazing and she is clearly non judgemental. At one point I became aroused and she stayed professional and had no reaction. I had to center myself and continue. It wasn't because she was naked, it was because of the tremendous amount of energy she helped produce while instructing. I have gone to her several times and I feel more liberated with every session. I've even mustered up the courage to go nude at the beach. If interested, email me jayramos68@yahoo.com
Marli15121452 Marli15121452 2 years
LOL, some of the comments would be laughable if we didn't have to share the planet with those with such mindsets....do these people bathe in bleach each day, ignorant that there is little chance of contracting disease from nude yoga ? Of course one could catch influenze, tuberculosis & any other respiratory disease at nude yoga, but, then again, textiles also carry these diseases & as there are more textiles than nudists statistically one is much more likely to contract disease from textiles.
TMaxeyAdams TMaxeyAdams 2 years
I notice the photos show a beautiful, lithe body. I work in women's health. If they showed women like I see, I wonder how many people would change their minds about naked yoga. Get real.
sweetnsexy sweetnsexy 3 years
@lola delrey I don't see it as being dangerous and disgusting, I see it as a natural and freeing experience to connect to the world round you and your fellow yogis. You are on your own clean mat in a clean studio. You are not touching other people nor are they touching you. Namaste.
sweetnsexy sweetnsexy 3 years
I would be all for it. It would be a way to be truly free experience. I do it at home, already, so why not have COED classes? It's not about being sexually charged it's about connecting with the universe and your deeper self. I find it fascinating that there are public classes and would love to attend one. It's being comfortable in your own skin and experiencing all that yoga has to offer in a natural way. I think it would promote a healthy body image for those who struggle to be perfect. Namaste.
lola-delrey lola-delrey 3 years
Not to mention.... this has to be SMELLLY to the max.
lola-delrey lola-delrey 3 years
Everyone is talking about self confidence and embracing ones body.... but it seems like no one is worried about hygiene. I have no problem being naked, but I do not want to be exposed to potentially dangerous and disgusting bodily fluids (blood, fecal matter.... ). We cover up certain areas of or body to protect germs and diseases from going into our bodies or spreading to others. \u00a0Heck, if we can get athletes foot from walking barefoot....imagine what you could be exposing yourself to when you step in someone's dripping butt sweat. YUCK. In my opinion, naked yoga is a\u00a0hygiene\u00a0issue more than anything.\u00a0
Ditzydoodah Ditzydoodah 3 years
I practice meditation and presence, yoga and fitness. Being naked is not a nessesity for overcoming issues with your body. In a public class, being naked and knowing the poses for yoga, I think it is disgusting to think about everyone being naked. No one wants to see others genitals in these yoga poses, I have read the comments that you are too focused on inner body, ect to pay any attention but I really do not see the point and it could cause issues, such as the comment by one person that said the only person she noticed was the male instructor was aroused, seriously, if the instructor cannot do it, why are you there? It's not about being prudish. It's about being smart and not wanting to see or share some things with others. Just being around others naked isn't the issue, it's the poses, for women especially, the poses would really be exposing more than a gynecologist sees. No thanks
ishloveforever ishloveforever 4 years
I like naked yoga,but If the class was mostly full of men or full women.where do this yoga class?can any body send mail regading yoga classes.
ishloveforever ishloveforever 4 years
I like naked yoga,but If the class was mostly full of men or full women.where do this yoga class?can any body send mail regading yoga classes .
TerriKH TerriKH 4 years
I'm an ex-stripper, and yet I would have to say no thanks.
yogabuff yogabuff 4 years
When one considers all the times we've been seen naked by doctors, nurses, massage therapists, law enforcement, ... naked yoga is no big deal...try it you'll love it. In a COED class, the only person that appeared to be sexually aroused was the male instructor, everyone else was hard a work with their poses...no time for sexual thoughts...
Kishall Kishall 4 years
Really? Is this even an issue?In life outside of yoga, I only wear clothes for you. What do I care what I look like!Let's face it. The only person who cares more about what you look like than you do is...no one!Not a fan of sweating. In fact, would prefer a/c yoga if it existed.Lastly, just because original practices are so antiquated with roots from the "mystical" land of India, doesn't mean the yogis, gurus, or the like had it right in the first place. Heck, even how the gesture "Namaste" is practiced had evolved through time (only to be revived back to its original format when used in the West, but that's beside the point).I think dharma's should be an exception this rule. Buddha's original teachings are the only true Buddhist scriptures that need to be followed. In addition to, of course, any additions by subsequent Buddha's. All other Buddhist rituals were added only to make it more of a "community" or easier to administer as a social structure. As such, those practices might be fun to do, but are essentially irrelevant to achieving enlightenment.I only registered to make this comment
Kishall Kishall 4 years
Really? Is this even an issue? In life outside of yoga, I only wear clothes for you. What do I care what I look like! Let's face it. The only person who cares more about what you look like than you do is...no one! Not a fan of sweating. In fact, would prefer a/c yoga if it existed. Lastly, just because original practices are so antiquated with roots from the "mystical" land of India, doesn't mean the yogis, gurus, or the like had it right in the first place. Heck, even how the gesture "Namaste" is practiced had evolved through time (only to be revived back to its original format when used in the West, but that's beside the point). I think dharma's should be an exception this rule. Buddha's original teachings are the only true Buddhist scriptures that need to be followed. In addition to, of course, any additions by subsequent Buddha's. All other Buddhist rituals were added only to make it more of a "community" or easier to administer as a social structure. As such, those practices might be fun to do, but are essentially irrelevant to achieving enlightenment. I only registered to make this comment
Girl101 Girl101 4 years
I would have no problem with it whether all female or co-ed, unfortunately I am not coordinated enough to do yoga clothed or naked. Whether I was nude or wearing a north to Alaska parka type pants I would look foolish trying to make those poses.
Ana-bear Ana-bear 4 years
sounds like a nightmare!
Ana-bear Ana-bear 4 years
sounds like a nightmare!
yogigaynor yogigaynor 4 years
Wow what a truly interesting discussion. My immediate instinct was a big 'Noooooo' (with downward dog in mind), but after reading other peoples comments I have to question why that is. If I considered my body perfect would I feel differently? As a few people have quite rightly said, when you are on your mat you aren't looking at your neighbour, your attention is firmly inside your own body. Our bodies are just a vehicle, and I can see that it could indeed help us to reenforce that, and also bring a closeness to the experience of the class. My fear would probably be that not everybody in the class would feel like that, there may be other people who have other motives for coming to the class, and I would probably be distracted by that. And I don't think it is just Americans being prudish. Despite someone saying that Europeans are more open to this, us Brits are in Europe, and I definately can't see it taking off here!!! And Muslims? Hello? When it's offensive for women to show more than their eyes, I can't somehow envisage them being open to a naked yoga class! I don't think there is any country, religion, or community which would be fully open to this, only certain sections amongst each, so please don't be judgemental of each other. I would love to be open and accepting enough to try this one day and see if I can overcome all those barriers. Maybe when I can afford a boob-lift lol..... All very interesting, I shall still be thinking about this tomorrow
yogigaynor yogigaynor 4 years
Wow what a truly interesting discussion. My immediate instinct was a big 'Noooooo' (with downward dog in mind), but after reading other peoples comments I have to question why that is. If I considered my body perfect would I feel differently? As a few people have quite rightly said, when you are on your mat you aren't looking at your neighbour, your attention is firmly inside your own body. Our bodies are just a vehicle, and I can see that it could indeed help us to reenforce that, and also bring a closeness to the experience of the class. My fear would probably be that not everybody in the class would feel like that, there may be other people who have other motives for coming to the class, and I would probably be distracted by that.And I don't think it is just Americans being prudish. Despite someone saying that Europeans are more open to this, us Brits are in Europe, and I definately can't see it taking off here!!! And Muslims? Hello? When it's offensive for women to show more than their eyes, I can't somehow envisage them being open to a naked yoga class! I don't think there is any country, religion, or community which would be fully open to this, only certain sections amongst each, so please don't be judgemental of each other.I would love to be open and accepting enough to try this one day and see if I can overcome all those barriers. Maybe when I can afford a boob-lift lol.....All very interesting, I shall still be thinking about this tomorrow
hannrkelley hannrkelley 4 years
They're sexual organs. They don't need to be on display unless they're going to come together for a bit of funtimes :P. We've been covering them up for centuries for a very damn good reason hahaha.
Latest Fitness
X