When we disconnect from our Yoni, or let’s say our “Sacral Chakra”, we disconnect from our life force.
When we are in touch with our flow of sexual energy and creative energy (it’s the same thing), we feel alive, vibrant and radiant. Even before I knew anything about Kundalini energy, I knew when someone was or wasn’t in touch with their sexual energy. School teachers were the most obvious example! Often my teachers in school were elder, overweight, grumpy, divorced women who had a strong belief in Christ (and therefore likely a lot of shame around sexuality). I would often pray for them to get a good ol’ fashioned ‘shagging’ as I felt this is what they needed. And I bet you it is what they needed, and still do!
When we disconnect from our Yoni, or let's say our "Sacral Chakra", we disconnect from our life force. When we are in touch with our flow of sexual energy and creative energy (it's the same thing), we feel alive, vibrant and radiant. Even before I knew anything about Kundalini energy, I knew when someone was or wasn't in touch with their sexual energy. School teachers were the most obvious example! Often my teachers in school were elder, overweight, grumpy, divorced women who had a strong belief in Christ (and therefore likely a lot of shame around sexuality). I would often pray for them to get a good ol' fashioned 'shagging' as I felt this is what they needed. And I bet you it is what they needed, and still do!
They say you teach what you need to learn most. By teaching Nude Yoga I learnt how to accept myself more, love myself better, be vulnerable more often and step out of my comfort zone to grow. And I am constantly honoured and humbled to be teaching this practice for other women to do the same. Simple. Nothing more, nothing less. Nude Yoga is purely a physical act of self love; being naked is completely natural, and practicing yoga brings you to an inner homeland of peace, calm, clarity and enlightenment. So in my mind, why not combine the two in a safe, candle-lit, toasty-warm setting with other women who want to do the same - shed the layers and love themselves fully? It takes Self Love to another level. I have overcome body image issues that haunted me for years (boobs are not big enough, thighs not skinny enough, not tall enough etc.) from my own Nude Yoga practice. And all this self acceptance magic happens on the mat when you witness that all women are exactly the same - damn beautiful - and imperfectly perfect! You build an affinity with the women in the room, a deep appreciation for the divine feminine and for her beautiful curvaceous naked form. You build trust, confidence and reverence. It's magic! So as you know, I'm coming on an AUSTRALIAN NUDE YOGA TOUR so if you're not booked in for a Nude Yoga class yet, jump on board while you can as I will only be touring once a year! All tickets can be purchased using this link here. Just choose your city, trust, commit and be the change. For some it's no biggie, for others it's life-changing. Not for you? That's OK too! I invite you to look at the reason why it's not? Perhaps you need to do something you wouldn't usually do. Hey, you might inspire other women to do the same... And besides, what better way to celebrate my birthday today with my birthday-suit yoga photoshoot!? So today I invite you to enjoy your birthday suit, just the way it is! If you feel called, post a celebratory (tasteful...i.e. one that does NOT get you banned) nude yoga photo on Instagram and tag me @rosie.rees with the hashtags: #freethenipple #nudeyogawithrosie #thenuderevolution All photographs are Copyright Rosie Rees ©. Credits to my photographer Zim at The Gypsy's Workshop.
Expressing your truth can be an uncomfortable, tedious and sometimes, terrifying experience. But it also doesn't have to be. I recently had a session with an incredible healer, who, whilst doing Reiki on my body, found a huge blockage in my throat Chakra. On the drive home, whilst feeling lighter but also highly emotional, I realised how much I wasn't expressing...or if I was expressing, it was not in a very healthy way (i.e. mini tantrums, passive aggressiveness, bottling up). As it turns out, I had communication blockages with my partner, in a business relationship, home-life, family and friendships. Some major and impacting the direction of my life, others minor frustrations amongst housemates. And of course, the way life works, they all came at once! What I realised is that true communication takes courage, healing takes work, and walking around on eggshells with people is damn painful!
When I tell people I teach Nude Yoga, I get all kinds of responses and facial expressions. I have heard every nude yoga joke in the book and every excuse as to why not come and attend a workshop. Such as: "Eww, I don't want to see other people's dangly bits." "Naked downward dog...interesting." "You couldn't pay me to do that." "Thanks, I think I'll pass." "I don't think I am there yet...wherever 'there' is." "Mmmm. Maybe...if I lost 10 kilos." "No one wants to see that!" And so on and so forth. I was determined to break the taboo and extinguish Nude Yoga's bad reputation by creating a beautiful, safe space for people to come and experience complete acceptance of their physical bodies. I yearn for people to be able to access, express and release their raw bodies and stored emotions, in a safe and supportive space. I want people to be set free and allow fresh life force energy back in to nourish their bodies and souls with pleasure and vitality...and do it all in the nud!
Guest post by Ares Chaplin Anyone who classifies themselves as a 'sex geek', has ever watched porn, or who has a genuine interest in sex, is most probably familiar with the recent ‘explosion’ of female ejaculation or ‘squirting’ videos ‘flooding’ the internet. If you are like most people, including me, and you have ever seen one of these videos online, you probably thought the girls were just peeing and in some cases you may have been right. Not withstanding, the phenomenon of female ejaculation is indeed very real and I know this because; not only is there lots of very real and valid science behind it, I also have had personal experiences with it… as has my partner, and many of our amazing friends.
I met Susana Frioni back in 2013 when I was in a less-than-healthy space. At the time I was in an office job I resented, I was still binge drinking myself to an oblivion on the weekends as a coping mechanism, smoking cigarettes regularly to 'calm' myself, and in a secret relationship with a man who was completely...unavailable. I was unhappily single and lost, but still extremely determined to pull myself out of this mess. *Having experienced all this personally makes me such a damn good coach because I have been there, done that. And I GET IT.*
Tantra isn't just for people in relationships, and it certainly goes beyond sexuality. In tantra, the most important relationship that exists is the relationship with the self, as this effects our external relationships - everyone is a mirror. We are the internal microcosm with the external macrocosm (our inner landscape reflects our outer landscape) and it's key that we harness and cultivate that relationship with the self - both human (physical) and divine (God/spiritual) - first and foremost.
What makes Tara Bliss so damn sexy is her conversation. Her chat is awesome (just read this interview and you will see what I mean!) but so is her soul mission. Bliss is a coach, author and fellow Kundalini Yoga Teacher (with swagger) and is deeply passionate about guiding women to stretch beyond what is reasonable, or what feels possible. Named a ‘self-help guru’ by ELLE magazine, her teachings have been featured in Cleo, The Sunday Mail, The Daily Love and Mind Body Green. So keep an eye out for this shining star! And read on for how she embodies 'sexy'...