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Yoga gets a nude shock!

Nude Yoga as it is called, is fast catching the fancy of international celebs like Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Wilson and Naomi Watts. Himadree delves into the trend.

health and fitness Updated: Aug 20, 2009 11:07 IST
Himadree

Gwenyth Paltrow is going naked, so is Nicholas Cage — not for their movies, but for Yoga!

Nude Yoga as it is called, is fast catching the fancy of international celebs like Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Wilson and Naomi Watts. The technique involves practicing conventional Yoga postures without a stitch on. Exponents claim it liberates people from their inhibitions and helps unification of the mind, body and soul.

A number of nude yoga clubs have cropped up across the US and are creating quite a stir. In fact, a host of US sites claim to offer nude Yoga classes with a menu of erotically-named sessions like ‘Sensual Candlelit Nude Yoga,’ ‘Bare Energy Yoga,’ ‘Naked Yoga Basics,’ ‘Goddess Pelvis Ritual for Women’ and ‘Lovers’ Workout’ to choose from.

Indian yoga expert Bharat Thakur is shocked at the trend. “It’s the worst you can do to yoga. There are other ways to lose your fears like singing before people, talking in front of a crowd, showing your poetry to a group of people. Shedding one’s clothes propagates perversion. You’ll be better off on a nude beach!” Ruchi Kale of the Dhyan Foundation rubbished the trend as a “gimmick”.