What most people refer to as yoga is actually only ONE of the eight arms of yogic practice—the asanas or postures. Linked together, the postures form a moving meditation. There are many benefits of yoga and they are innumerable, but some of them are: flexibility, relief of joint and back pain, improved muscle-tone and posture, enhanced immune function, relief of many digestive problems, stress reduction, detoxification, increased metabolism, as well as psychological effects such as enhanced ability to focus, alleviation of depression and a general sense of well-being, self-love and acceptance.
Inside a heavily curtained fourth-floor dance studio is a male-only class specializing in "Hot Nude Yoga," a form of sensualized tantric yoga practiced nude. A few classes are coed, but male-only gatherings tend to be more popular and have become a mini-phenomenon in the gay community, with studios in Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. A studioless group in Chicago practices in the apartment of a nude yoga enthusiast.
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As the name implies, nBuff is the first gym in Charlotte where members are encouraged to work out completely naked. Smith previously worked as a manager of a private resort in south Florida before relocating to Charlotte in January. Workout clothes become uncomfortable as you sweat so working out naked allows your body to breathe. The 10, sq ft facility offers treadmills, a heavy weights area, various workout machines, has a climbing wall, and a studio for classes like Yoga and Crossfit.
Yoga instructor Joey Barnes enters the room where his class is set to begin in just a few minutes. After a quick scan he puts the paper in his pocket and removes his jacket, shoes and socks. He is left wearing a tank top and track pants.
If you know of a class or group that is not listed in this directory, please let us know and we will be sure to add a link:. Atlanta Naked Yoga. Boston Area Naked Yoga.
Our Theme of the Month is adhikaraa beautiful term with a complex meaning. It recognizes the work that goes into learning, and the responsibility that knowing something commands. Our Poses of the Month for August are the warriors, postures that build strength, confidence, and balanced action within the body and mind.
How does a small yoga studio in Charlotte grab national blog headlines? It is unfortunate my words were misconstrued. Nothing but love for all.
To the right is a directory to help you connect with other groups when you are not in the Bay Area. If you know of a class or group that is not listed in this directory, please let us know and we will be sure to add a link:. Atlanta Naked Yoga.