@nude_yogagirl has been a big inspiration to so many. She has educated the world on views of nudity and helped many people find their way back home to themselves and a reconnection to their bodies and to see art and not an agenda in nudity. I fell in love with @nude_yogagirl in 2015. She changed my life. I know the shame of telling people I tried to commit suicide. I know the pain of losing a child and nobody understanding and many of us unable to connect as we have no voice for pain or shame. When I first became a mother, I had lost an unborn child a year earlier. It was heart-breaking and also confusing. I know the darkness and loneliness of feeling that nobody was there for me, not even myself at first. But it was this state of utter darkness that set me on the path to light – leading me to yoga. I found through my own healing journey and inspirational lights like @nude_yogagirl who gave me courage to share me. Self-love is the understanding that thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be decreased either in quality or in brightness. Love never decreases by being shared. Yoga teaches us to observe without judgement or expectation by grounding ourselves in the moment. It’s something I’ve been working on for a while! It’s helped me to go from constantly comparing myself with others, and getting caught up in my own and society’s expectations, to finding a place where I don’t need anything else to change – I just need to be. This means I’m not distracted by elusive results or unrealistic expectations, labels of society, but instead free to enjoy the unfolding of the present. To be free is to simply be – no judgement, no expectation, no attachment. Just the beauty of being. You see we are each other I am whatever label someone gives me and I am whatever label I give me. I am also a part of life, I am a part of this world and I am a part of you. Whatever you see in me, or I see in you, is a reflection of our own individual consciousness. Naked women are not porn only porn that is just simply a label because humans feel uncomfortable with the unknown so we like to box each other. However our true nature is freedom what @nude_yogagirl is teaching it is about being fully devoted to your soul and madly living its desires with love, kindness and compassion – if only for a moment. It’s about leaning into not knowing. It’s about letting the joy back in. Sensuality is a heightened sense of physical awareness that can connect us to the primal nature of being. As the natural expression and experience of passion, sensuality links with our memory and activates those associations we have made around feelings of lust and sex. Although they are intimately linked, sex and sensuality are not one and the same. Sexuality can exist without sensuality, but then it is simply based on the physiological responses of the human body. While this can still be experienced as a pleasure, it is a more animalistic urge. This attitude is prevalent in, for example, the porn industry. When sexuality ends up being divorced from sensuality in this way, it’s no wonder so many of us end up feeling uncomfortable about, and ashamed of, our sexual instincts. Sensuality is a way of being. Whenever I move with sensuality, I re-build a connection to my soul and the core of who I am, through my body. Moving in this way helps me recognize and undo all the conditioning that threatens to box me in. To be someone who is comfortable in their own body is one of the greatest experiences I’ll ever know. Society has sexualised the human body to a confusing extent. For instance, in recent years, some social media platforms have at last officially amended their censorship policies to allow uncensored childbirth-related images. This is amazing news – but it still begs the question of what’s wrong with showing women with exposed nipples in other situations? Nipples create lives, but society has twisted the truth so beautifully that we think we damage lives by showing them! Our conditioning means it can be difficult as a woman to feel nude is normal, that a naked body is the most natural thing that exists. At some point we need to realise that society’s so-called truths don’t all make sense… We need to call out hypocrisy where we find it, while remaining open to new possibilities.Sensuality means being open and receptive to all that is around us – and that kind of openness means being prepared to be vulnerable. It means being willing to engage with the world in the knowledge that life can make us or break us with a touch, sound, feel, taste or look. Real beauty blooms from the essence of our being, just like a lotus flower rising from darkness and mud. Out of the mud of your fears, struggles, pain and confusion, the lotus flower of your inner heart will spontaneously blossom. You cannot grow lotus flowers in marble. You have to grow them in the mud. Without being sensual, vulnerable and knowing suffering, you have no way to learn how to be understanding, compassionate and beautiful. We need more people like @nude_yogagirl and we need her messages, powerful ones that encourage mutual support. We need messages that help change the perception that women encourage jealousy or envy. We need to flood the world with women supporting women and humans supporting humans.
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