Er, maybe not what you thought?
Are you a man looking to get into yoga, but completely overwhelmed by all your athletic clothing options? Intimidated by too many women in class? Have no fear of all that stretchy lycra and female antagonism, gentlemen - Buck Harris is here for you, and he's got the answer to your yoga clothes conundrum. Just don't wear any! About the ladies, something tells us you boys weren't interested in them much anyway. (There will be no boner jokes.)
Lady loses her top to prove her point. Yogis lose their patience. Who comes out on top on the topless issue?
Topless activist Moira Johnston can be seen strolling the streets of the East Village or perusing the veggies at Union Square's Green Market completely topless. No it is not a crime.
Now we may be the first to get our panties in a twist in the bare bootie convo, but this is different. Quite literally every newsie blog we saw last week [NYMag, Gawker, HuffPo to name a few] blasted a story last week about Naked Space in Brooklyn and their no ladies allowed, this is a boys-only no-girl-cooties yoga rules. No we do not think dudes getting naked to do yoga together and letting their wangs fly freely in the downwind is news. Nor is it really a big deal ladies aren't invited. Though they're usually not banned, how may men are asked to attend Shakti Moon Circles?
In all this nakedness, lest we forget who's selling what. Do you buy it?
There's been a lot of commotion over Equinox's sexy yoga ad featuring the talented Briohny Smyth. Not shy of controversy herself or getting paid for baring her yoga-toned body in an ad, prominent and pretty yogi Kathryn Budig offers another point of view, via HuffPo - that not of the advertiser, but of the subject.
Are you keeping up with the Kardashians? Because, who isn't? If you were upset over the shortest marriage ever, and the subsequent divorce between NBA bro Kris Humphries and "celebriyogi" Kim Kardashian, then you might want to grab your zafu and sit down for this one. Last night's premiere of "Kourtney & Kim Take New [...]
Yowsers no trousers! Hey Maroon 5 fans, or man fans for that matter, lead singer Adam Levine wants to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancers and will bear his naked bod to do so! The Maroon 5 frontman teamed up with Everyman, a Brit org campaigning to stamp out male cancer. Photos are featured [...]
Even more commentary on the commercialization of yoga and nudie booties in ads, with a dash of spiritual enterprising. From the Guardian UK: Does all this fuss over yoga and sex reflect the enduring strength of American puritanism and prudishness? Are critics merely jealous killjoys? Supporters of Budig and the new nudity trend in yoga [...]
Er, nice stick. Here he is, Mr. pro golfer Camilo Villegas, naked as a birdie! Camilo is one of the cover stars for this year's ESPN the Magazine's "Body Issue" where a bunch of athletes dropped trou to bare their assets...cause it's all the rage, don't you know! What do you think, yoga pose? We [...]
YogaDawg joins the naked yoga trend with his latest RARE bare dawg bottom shilling for brews. Where's your beer yoga mat dawg? ------ Earlier... Are Yoga Ads Too Sexy? Have Your Say on Judith Lasater vs Yoga Journal, ToeSox Nudegate Jivamukti Teachers Get Naked for PETA Six-Pack Yoga: Presenting the Beer Yoga Mat!
Via Well+Good NYC Naked bums for our animal chums! NYC yoga teachers go au naturale in support of PETA. Sadly, all we're missing are Jivamukti founders Sharon Gannon and David Life. ----- Earlier... Tara Stiles Launches ‘Slim, Calm, Sexy’ Yoga to Acclaim, Insult, Revolt (see marketing) Caption This: BKS Iyengar Blesses Bikram Choudhury in India? [...]
Wow, we've seen it all now. Literally! As reported in the Daily Mail, an unnamed 30s-ish woman, and glaring fan of 'yoga not war', decided to bring her peaceful protest to Parliament, in the nude! Proceeding to strip naked and assuming a bare-bottomed lotus position on top of a cab, Lady YoGodiva conducted a 5-minute [...]
It'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 [...]
THIS JUST IN: Yoga is sexy! What on earth? We give elephantjournal the raunch radar award on this one. Wow. We've runway supermodels guiding us in yoga video games, buck naked yoga classes, and now you gawkers don't even have to leave your steamy nose prints on the glass checking out the bottoms-up in gym [...]
A gimmick? a trend? A Movement? Oh Nudieness is growing all right..(esp in SF) did you know about Skinbook? It's a whole social-networking site specifically for nudists! Sure with all this jib jabbing about who's wearing what to yoga class and the cost of making your tush look firm, it does kinda make you want [...]
It's not just the Naked Cowboy anymore. Some progressive New Yorkers just won't stand around these days and let those overbearing shackles we call clothes ruin a good meal and a hardy laugh, no sir. Apparently select restaurants and comedy clubs around town are obliging by opening their doors to growing groups of nude diners. (Sorry waiters and waitresses, you have [...]