What does being nude mean to me?

what-does-being-nude-mean-to-me-1-11Here’s a great post from The Nude Blogger: What does being nude mean to me? It’s simple, respectful and full of good sense. If you follow social networks news, you may have heard about the nude blogger, as Jessa’s Instagram account was suspended then reactivated after an uproar of her followers. A great win for body positivity advocates accross the world.

In the What does being nude mean to me article, Jessa goes through her own feelings and sensations. Of course, it’s aligned with how most of us perceive nudism and naturism: freedom. Freedom from the dictatorship of brands. Freedom from the dictatorships of labels. Freedom from materialism. Pure freedom!

However, what resonated very well with me was this sense of vulnerability. I wrote about vulnerability after watching Brené Brown’s TED talk. I think vulnerability is an important aspect of nudism. As we strip down from our clothes, we are exposing to the world who we are. We cannot hide behind conventions anymore. And by exposing ourselves, we become more receptive to others, to the surroundings, to nature.

It’s very difficult to express this sensation of complete vulnerability that leaves us in a complete state of receiving. To quote Jessa:

We are left with this air of vulnerability, something so truthful.

what-does-being-nude-mean-to-me-2-21In the post I encourage you to read, she goes around what vulnerability does for us and for our soul. I hope you will enjoy the post as much as I had because it resonates well with why I believe naturism is an awesome lifestyle, particularly at that time of the human history, clogged with ridiculous expectations, pressure and artficial needs. Of course, we should not become incredulous optimists, but we should strive at making this world a better place, and nudity can surely help!

Get naked, stay naked, live naked and share the naked love!

Note: both pictures of the above post come from the Nude Blogger’s post.

Nude is the way to practice yoga

Here’s a wonderful article on nagna yoga, that is naked yoga, or yoga practiced sans clothes, written by a yoga and meditation teacher, Alex Myles. Not only the pictures, uncensored to display the glory of the human body, are stunning and awesome, the text is so refreshing on the freedom that nudity procures. Here are some quotes from the article I particularly appreciated.

When practicing yoga I do so fully naked as a way of honoring and uniting each part of myself.

Although being naked has come to feel very unnatural for many, when we are naked we are in our most natural state of being.

Practicing yoga naked is the most liberating, self-loving and self-accepting thing I have ever experienced.

That was one of the greatest lessons I learned—to breathe, accept and let go.

Removing clothing, rather than putting fabric on my skin, to practice yoga seems to me the most natural thing to do.

I see the body as a work of art, an ever changing masterpiece that is an outer reflection of our inner nourishment.

There are many other quotes that resonated deeply. However, the strongest part was the description of the first time Alex got naked and how she fought her feelings of insecurity and the journey of her liberation. It’s a beautiful text on the beauty of nudity I was writing about yesterday, and an calling to practice Yoga, and other sports and activities, naked.

Get Naked, Stay Naked, Live Naked and Share the Naked Love!

10 good reasons to be or become #naturist

There are countless posts on the reasons to become a #naturist. This one from Naturist Holidays in Europe adds to the party. Although, nothing is brand new, as you will see the 10 reasons below, summarized, I love the « being nude will save time ». It’s true, no time to dress or undress, no time to the laundry… In a fast world where every minute counts, being nude is the solution. Here are the 10 reasons provided by the author:

  1. For Nudists, the human body is demystified
  2. Nudists feel more comfortable in their own skin
  3. Skinny dipping is more fun!
  4. Sleeping nude helps maintain the body’s desired temperature
  5. Being nude will help save time
  6. Nudism promotes social equality
  7. Nudist events are fun!
  8. Sunbathing Nude
  9. Nudists have Less hassle for laundry
  10. Enjoy the freedom at nudist resorts

This complements my post 10 reasons why I am a nudist and you should be too! Enjoy and please comment to give your own personal reasons.

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You Should Get Naked More Often. It’s Good For You.

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A very cool article from https://www.thrillist.com. It provides five health advices of why you should be naked more often:

  1. Your skin will improve.
  2. You’ll sleep better
  3. You’ll have better sex
  4. Your nether regions will thank you
  5. You’ll reduce your risk of heart attack

Naturists will probably all agree with those 5 benefits, and such an article is a great way to show some of the direct health benefits of getting naked. There are many others, like the ones described in The Scientific Reasons Why You Should Just Always Be Naked or Nudity Provides Health Benefits for Your Body and Brain.

Keep those health, body and mind, benefits in a corner of your brain, they are a good way to convince textiles to accompany you to your next naturist week-end!

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Naturism and mindfulness

Mindfulness is all over the place these days. For anybody interested in self development, mindfulness is almost a must. As Wikipedia defines it: « Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment ».

Lots of naturist will say they are feeling better when naked, they feel more « connected » to their environment and to others, they feel more « themselves ». The same thing goes with people praticing yoga, meditation or other mindfulness techniques.

It is interesting to note that in the same Wikipedia article, « bare attention » is mentionned: Georges Dreyfus has expressed unease with the definition of mindfulness as « bare attention » or « nonelaborative, nonjudgmental, present-centered awareness ». Naturism is nonjudgmental as well.

With those definitions in mind, I was able to link the dots of mindfulness and naturism that appeared during my morning naked meditation. I have been practicing naked meditation, naked yoga and naked workouts for years now, and nothing feels better than practicing those activities naked. Because of the increased awareness of your body as it touches the floor, of the air that you feel on your bare skin, I truly believe nudity increases mindfulness and allows to feel better, more relaxed and better connected to the present moment.

What do you think? Share your experience of naturism and mindfulness in the comment section! Thank you!

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The Surprising Reason I’m Always Mostly Naked

Not much to add to this article, but its conclusion: « living life mostly naked has been, hands down, the most liberating, joyful, and healing practice of my entire life. »

If you still wonder why naturists accept being entirely naked and carrying their normal activities without wearing any clothes, the above article will shed some lights on an experience with near nakedness and nakedness, mostly linked to what clothes are really for most people. A great personal experience on the exhilarating journey to body freedom!

Get Naked, Stay Naked, Live Naked and Share the Naked Love!

What is Nudism (And Why You Should Try It!)?

What is Nudism (and why you should try it) is a post from a Tumblr blog dedicated to nudism. It provides a quite long list of why you should try nudism. Here is a summary of the reasons provided by the author in his own words (phrases in bold are direct extract from the original article):

  • Nudity is healthier for your body
  • While most people rely on clothing to boost their confidence through the appearance of social status, being nude actually works much better.
  • Nudism is also good for teaching equality
  • Nudism is made for families and there are safeguards at every resort meant to protect every guest
  • Nudism is also fun
  • Naturism is a healthy lifestyle that revolves around openness, respect, equality, and acceptance

You could probably add your own reasons to embracing the naturist/nudist lifestyle. What I really liked about this article are the references the author provides at the end. Tons of excellent references from various references allowing to go deeper in all those above reasons.

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Gymnastics means working out naked

Warning! Working out naked is addictive. Up to a point that when you start, it’s difficult and frustrating to come back to exercise clothed. However, when you start, you just find it’s common sense not to wear any clothing.

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Gymnasium was the place where in ancient Greece, men used to work out, study and have philosophical discussions. They entered the gymnasium naked. The origin of the word gymnasium is from the word « gymnos », meaning naked in greek. Athletes were also performing naked at the Olympic games. There are many stories trying to explain why athletes were naked. The most popular is about an athlete, who lost his clothes while he was running at the Olympic games of 720 BC. He won the race and everyone believed that there are better winning possibilities if they were naked.

Nowadays, more and more people are becoming fans of training naked. There are some gyms that encourage their customers to work out naked or at least shirtless. It is all about being free from the restrictions of clothes while we train and enables us to be more in tune with our bodies.

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A Lesson On Your Skin

Some science on our largest organ. As naturist, as we have nothing to hide, let’s learn some facts about our skin.

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Allow me to give you a little bit of a biology lesson on your skin. We all have it, and as naturists we are no doubt proud of it and we certainly aren’t afraid to display it either. But what do you know about your own skin, which is the most defining feature of the naturist lifestyle.

To begin today’s lesson, here’s the first fact; our skin is the largest organ of our body. If you stretched it out the skin of an adult human it would be 2 square meters in area. Bear in mind also that the skin has over 11 miles of blood vessels. Your skin also accounts for up to 15% of your total body weight. So it should come as no surprise that your skin is very substantial part of your body that we seem to take for granted. So we should get to know…

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