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snl-weekendupdate041010-nudeyogaIt’s the sweaty naked elephant in the room, and it’s all we’ve been oogling this past week in the news: NAKED YOGA!  It was even mentioned on this past Saturday Night Live during the ‘Weekend Update‘ segment. But is this nudeness really new? We were gossiping about it last year, and even then it wasn’t a particularly spankin’ new trend. What does seem to be inflating (sorry) is the popularity of all-male nude yoga classes, and in other crevices of the country, not just NYC. Everybody drop trou and partner up!

From the AP story:

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.

Fans say the nudity aids in deepening their yoga practice while building a close, and emphatically nonsexual, community. “A lot of people, especially living in New York, don’t get the opportunity to connect with people in an intimate way,” said Aaron Star, who started the naked yoga movement.

Of course there is touching, and of course there is some awkwardness and excitability, but according to some of the students that’s all part of the fun!  And they maintain that it really is all about the fitness and sensuality, not sexuality.

“Still, practitioners say they constantly combat the notion that their classes are orgies veiled as exercise.”

Um, don’t expect that to change much boys and girls.

Speaking of girls, it’s not just the boys being jaybirds, of course. When you have Playboy providing their own Naked Yoga (not to mention newly “saved” call-girl turned yogi, Ashley Dupre, posing for the mag. good grief, we can only imagine) and even a straight up Naked Yoga Calendar featuring a legit yoga teacher, don’t be surprised to find much more of the bare buns-asana in the near future!

We told you yoga was sexy! Read the interview with nude yoga teacher Per Erez who opens up to the Chicagoist about his inhibitions and liberation.

We suppose this solves the ‘What Do Men Wear to Yoga Class?‘ problem?!

sticky thought: if it’s hot nude yoga, who cleans the mats?

EarlierPlayboy’s Got Your Naked Yoga Bunny

Celebs Orgy Around Nude Yoga, A Nudie Booty ‘Gimmick’?

Getting Naked in Nude York City: Celebrating the Human Form or Foreplay?

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  • Damn it! I knew there was a reason (other that Justin Bieber) to stay up for SNL this week… I pooped out before Tina Fey’s monologue… 🙁

  • Not to worry, Erica.
    See: http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/

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