Beatrice Hazlehurst
papermag.com
January 17, 2018

nude yoga

When's the last time you got naked? Not sexy naked, or lazy naked, but naked for the sake of wellness?

It's January, which means you're still honouring those New Years resolutions: you might call your parents more, you maybe bought a class pass that you're absolutely going to use this time around and perhaps you're drinking more water.

That's all well and good, but you're probably not doing these things in the nude, and that's a big problem. Why? Because, as it turns out, there are a whole host of benefits to being in your birthday suit.

Joschi Schwarz and Monica Werner, co-owners of Bold; Naked yoga studio in New York and authors of old Naked - Let Your Body Talk, tell us what's to gain from taking it all off.

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Avshalom Halutz
Haaretz
October 20, 2018

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Eighty participants from all walks of life attended the screening of Naked Normandy. 'I can sum it up as 10 minutes of complete embarrassment, followed by two hours of why have we never done this before?'

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers may not have been on the program, but the special screening in Tel Aviv last week of the new French comedy “Naked Normandy” was clearly a “cheek to cheek” heaven. No stylist was needed and no expensive frocks were prepared for this unusual event: the first-ever nude film screening to be held in Israel.

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Echonetdaily
October 18, 2018

Tyagarah beach

Twenty years of nude bathing at Tyagarah beach is set to continue after Byron Shire Council voted to retain its clothing optional status despite a staff recommendation to end it.

The hotly contested issue went down to the wire, with a group of residents flanking the entrance to the Council Chambers ahead of Thursday’s (October 19) meeting carrying signs calling for the beach’s status to be revoked.

Seven people spoke at public access supporting the call for closure with Mayor Simon Richardson doubling their allocated speaking time.

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Radhika Sanghani
Evening Standard
August 9, 2018

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While living in Barcelona, Radhika Sanghani has made it her mission to visit as many as she can this summer.
I’m ON a beach on the; Costa Brava. The sand is smooth and white, the sea is turquoise and clear, and there is naked flesh everywhere.

It is impossible to escape. There are families running around with bits dangling, older couples with lined folds and bronzed women slathering their bodies in factor 30. No matter where I turn I’m confronted with bums and boobs.

The sight is overwhelming. I have never seen so much nudity. In my normal London life, the closest I get to public undressing is in the yoga changing rooms, or the occasional topless sunbathing session at the Hampstead ladies’ pond — where you have to put your bikini back on before you go for a swim.

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Sarah Cox
Goldsmiths - University of London
25 Jan 2017
An older article but worth the read!

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Taking part in naturist activities can help make us significantly more satisfied with our bodies and lives, new research from Goldsmiths, University of London has found.

Researchers led by Dr. Keon West (Department of Psychology) investigated the associations between naturist activity and psychological well-being, as well as the immediate effects of two real naturist events on participants’ life-satisfaction.

The first study - an online survey of some 850 British people of a variety of ages, ethnicities and religions - found that those who spent time naked or partially naked around others (eg. topless sunbathing or taking part in World Naked Cycle Rides), also liked their own bodies more, thought better of themselves, and were more satisfied with their lives overall.

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o read the Research Paper go here.