With yoga, you’re basically teaching yourself how to breathe, relax, and have a great time.
But the most important part of yoga is its social component, so why not get the benefit of that experience with a nude yoga teacher?
You can go nude.
A nude yoga class isn’t a mandatory class, but if you’re a yoga teacher or yoga coach who wants to teach naked yoga, there are plenty of other ways to do it.
The most popular ones are yoga classes at schools or private homes, or even nude classes at your local yoga studio.
If you’re looking for a less-formal way to get your yoga practice in, a nude class might be the way to go.
And even if you don’t want to go naked, there’s nothing wrong with getting your practice in a nude setting.2.
You’ll have a better experience.
The more comfortable you are during your class, the more you’ll be able to feel relaxed and enjoy yourself, says Lisa Kocher, a yoga instructor and founder of The Yoga Project, which offers yoga classes and guided retreats.
In fact, a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine in 2016 found that people who went naked were more likely to enjoy the class than those who went in a traditional setting.3.
You won’t be bored.
If your yoga instructor is offering you nude classes, you won’t get bored, and you’ll also feel less anxious, says Koc, who also works as a personal trainer and as a yoga coach.
If she’s offering a class without any instructors, you’ll get bored of the class, she says.
“It’s just not something you’ll do if you have to go to a class every day.”4.
You’re going to be less likely to be overwhelmed.
Yoga is a great way to relax, but you can’t always feel relaxed in the beginning, so it’s important to plan your session to allow you to relax before you go to the class.
If the class is crowded, you might feel overwhelmed.
“If you feel overwhelmed, you could lose focus, which can have a negative effect on your physical and mental health,” Koc says.5.
You get to enjoy yourself.
When you’re done with a class, it’s likely to have been a good experience, but there’s something special about going naked in a yoga class, so you might want to bring a blanket, a massage mat, or a towel to help keep you from getting sweaty and sweaty.
It’s important that you’re comfortable, so if you feel uncomfortable, you can ask your instructor to help you.
If that’s not an option, you should be able get naked, but don’t worry about getting naked at all.6.
You have a higher likelihood of improving.
Studies show that people with more self-discipline and better moods are more likely than those with less self-control to stay in class longer.7.
You might get more satisfaction.
Yoga classes are a great opportunity to take a break from your regular routine, so going naked might not be the best way to do that, Koc advises.
“I’ve been in some classes where the instructor didn’t have a lot of experience, so there was a lot that went into it,” she says, “but for me, I was really looking forward to getting to know the students and to feel their energy.”8.
You don’t have to be a yogi to participate.
There are many types of yoga teachers and classes, so even if yoga is your thing, there may be other activities you’d like to try.
If nude yoga is not for you, you may be able find other ways of learning, like guided meditation or a class with other people.9.
You may not have to pay for it.
As a yoga practitioner, you have the right to teach yoga, but no one is forcing you to do a class.
Even if you can only teach naked classes in private homes or schools, nude classes are still a good way to explore your interests without paying for them.10.
You are not a burden.
In the words of a former yoga instructor, “If a person doesn’t like naked yoga in general, then there’s a reason.”
It’s a great option for people who are more interested in yoga than just getting fit or staying healthy.
And you can even teach nude classes on the weekend.