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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Naked yoga (Sanskrit nagna yoga or vivastra yoga) is the practice of yoga without clothes. It has existed since ancient times as a spiritual practice, and is mentioned in the 7th-10th century Bhagavata Purana and by the Ancient Greek geographer Strabo.

Early advocates of naked yoga in modern times include the gymnosophists such as Blanche de Vries, and the author Marguerite Agniel.

In the 21st century, the practice is gaining popularity, notably in western societies that have more familiarity with social nudity.

In film

Esalen's naked yoga was depicted in the 1968 comedy film Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice.

Other film depictions include the 1967 I Am Curious (Yellow) with Lena Nyman, the 1973 The Harrad Experiment and that same year the short documentary Naked Yoga.

See also

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