Why yes I did, you heard right!
I couldn't believe that I booked a ticket to do a nude yoga workshop with the lovely Rosie Rees. I had a dream about it that night and then woke up the next day thinking what have I just done?!
I was terrified at the thought of being naked in front of a bunch of strangers.
But on Sunday night, I went along and I was wrong.
Yes I was terrified.
As I was walking up to the entrance of the yoga studio I was shaking and had butterflies in my tummy. I have never done anything like it before. People who know me will be shocked to read this post I'm sure.
But I am all about trying new things.
I bought my ticket to do this because I want toreconnect with myself after having Little Miss A. I want to feel confident in my body, changes from pregnancy and all.
So what better way to do this than stripping down bare. Having nothing to hide behind.
And I can say I did this. As I was doing the yoga moves I felt adoration for my body. I was really happy within my own skin for the first time in a very long time.
I smiled from the inside out. Something had shifted...
This all came about after I came across Rosie's blog. I knew this woman was onto something with her blog posts, then I got an email from her mentioning her nude yoga Australian tour. I was intrigued, but never thought any more of it.
Then it kept popping up. I interviewed Rosie for Radiant + Inspiring TV (get instant access to the interview and more by joining my radiant community) where we spoke about it and I told her my fears.
She held me to that because she then tagged me in an Instagram photo she posted and without hesitation or thinking, I went and booked my spot.
That is when I had a bad dream and woke the next day with regret.
But what was I so scared of really?
Yes the words NUDE and YOGA next to each other makes you think of downward dog naked and just the plain fact of being naked in public. Everything in the air, out for the world to see, well not the world but a room full of strangers. Arrgghhh!!
But do you know what, all the ladies were so into their own practice and experience, I hardly noticed the other beautiful naked women around me.
I was too focused on me and my yoga mat to even think twice.
And when I did look up to see the next yoga pose Rosie was doing, I only felt adoration for the female body, all shapes and sizes.
Being naked is totally normal. Remember we weren't born with clothes on!
After the practice was over, we relaxed into savasana (laying flat on your back on your yoga mat). Going completely internal. And what came up for me was the need to do a cleanse of my womb space/sacral chakra.
I did this visualisation which was so lovely and I knew this was why I was here. To release the old feelings and emotions I was holding in this space. To create space for the new.
It was so empowering and sacred. I felt lighter and had a bounce in my step.
My comfort zone has been pushed out a little bit further. Growth within myself has been made.
Not only did we do yoga but we got to connect on a deep level with the other women in the room. Soul sisters. People who get it and get you. To share what vulnerability means for each of us, what our intentions are and what we experienced.
Rosie really held such a spiritual space for our souls to grow.
I highly recommend trying Rosie's nude yoga, it is powerful and so empowering. I especially recommend it if you don't feel confident in your body because you need to see and feel that you are beautiful, the female body is beautiful.
Admire it and embrace it.
Stop hating on it and being disgusted.
To check out when Rosie is doing a nude yoga workshop in your state, head on over to her website and Facebook page. You won't be disappointed, only changed for the better.
Have you ever done nude yoga? Or would you do nude yoga but are holding back? Let me know in the comments below. Share your fears and triumphant's.
Be happy & healthy,