Naked Spirit Yoga – Reverence to self and all

We are constantly looking without when all we truly need is within.

For all of my life I put a lot of attention on the external world.  In some form or another I was always wanting the better this or more of that . . . if only . . . I will feel better if . . .if I acquire that . . . look like that . . my belly was flatter . . . straight hair . .  .I made more money . . had more possessions . . .had a bigger apartment . . .you get it .  . . fill in your own . . if I . . . . . . .

I did attain those “things” (even straight hair) and unbeknownst to me I did not feel any better.  Yes for a moment or two there was a moment of joy, a relief of sort even a ahhhhh but it was false since directed by my will and I found myself sadder than and was willing to understand and experiment what will bring me peace.

In 2008, I left my awesome job in commodities and have been on what I call my life’s adventure.  In 2009. I began my teaching  of Yoga and sharing my experiences in a bigger and more useful way  What has happened to me lately is not something I would have ever imagined.  Through my Yoga practice and my A.A. program  I have found god. . . creator or you may call it . . . higher power, goddess, source, fairees, higher being, jesus, divine being, higher self, the great spirit (what do you call it?).

I am no longer dependent on someone or something for my joy.  It is god I go to first.  I pray and meditate everyday, I spend time quieting my mind by using pranayama and asana practice, as well as doing 12-step work and being of service to others on and off the mat.  I am teachable by all and look at everything as it is not being done to me but giving me an opportunity to learn, to grow, to deepen, to expand.  My life is always in transition, changes are constantly present, I no longer resist what is.  There are always feelings of pain, disappointment, frustration, and anger and of course the flip side, deliciousness, innocence, bliss and greatness.   No more is there the duality.

Sharing Smiles, Love, Light & Blessings,

Cindee

Know that: “God has been here, (s)he is you.”

In reverence to my dear teachers, students, mentors, sponsers, AA’ers, spiritual sisters and brothers, I am in awe of your guidance.

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Naked Spirit Yoga; An Honoring of our Body, Mind & Soul

If the concept of Naked is new for you or it is something out of your comfort zone, that is TOTALLY OKAY, all you need is an open heart.

Naked Spirit Yoga is a practice to reconnect you  back into “you”,  to unite with nature. We are Beautiful Spirited Beings whose birthright it is to be Naked and to share Yoga together in an environment that supports not negates our Beauty.

Yoga is practiced so we can quiet the mind through finding stillness and movement (Asana/Posture).  I share in class about getting interested in the mind and to learn how it works so we can find peace and harmony within.

Here is some history as to where we were and where we are now regarding Nakedness (my term 🙂 or Nudism/Naturism.

In the 1890’s the invention of the indoor toilet had an unintended effect on this nude tradition.  Until then, it was common practice for the family bathtub to be located in the kitchen area, near where the necessary hot water was heated on the stove. Once or twice a week, with the entire family would strip one at a time and use the same bath water.  When outhouses became outmoded, new houses were redesigned so that plumbing was directed to a separate room where the toilet and bathtub could share a common water pipe. With the ability to close a door for privacy, family members rarely saw each other naked anymore.

The human body became an object of shame to be hidden and shaped by layers and layers of clothing.

FULL ARTICLE: http://socalnaturist.org/forum/historyofUSnudism.pdf

 

 

Looking forward to sharing an exchange or sharing practice!