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Thanksgiving

This time of year, there are many posts expressing those things for which we are thankful. This post represents my personal list as it pertains to Naturism (This is a Naturist blog).

First and foremost I am thankful for my wonderful wife (of 38 years). I could not ask for a better partner for life. She believes in Naturist principals and supports me completely. She can get pretty vocal if someone questions my motives or principals.

I am thankful for my loving family including my extended family. My Daughter (you know her as NIT), my Son-In-Law [Naturists], and 3 grandchildren 11, 15 and 16; My Son, my Daughter-In-Law [in training ;-)] and 3 younger granddaughters 3, 5 and 11 from them.

Grand children! That is wonderful in itself, but I am blessed to have a friendship with all of our grandchildren as well as our adult children.

I am thankful for those family and friends accept me completely and naturally.

I am especially thankful for the relationship with my children-in-law. They are not children but that is the name. It is probably rare that one would have such a good relationship with a son or daughter in law. Especially when complicated by the fact that I am a Naturists. I am blessed to have a great relationship with both and love them very much.

I am thankful to have an opportunity to live in a country where I can be myself and thankful that there seems to be progression toward acceptance of Naturism more generally.

I am thankful for my massage therapist (Yo) of 17 years and my Yoga instructor (L. J.) for helping to keep this body moving and for their acceptance of who I am.

I am thankful that I have the opportunity to express my thoughts here. It would be worth doing even if nobody read the blog but thousands do, and I appreciate that there are those who share a philosophy with me.

I am thankful that I am able to do a job that I love. It has been a lifetime of hard work, dedication and education but I am able to do that which I love from my home without getting dressed.

It has been enlightening to reflect on this – what a truly wonderful life – I am very thankful!

 –< R JNatural >–

 

 

Yoga we have started. May the force be with us …

Yoga reminded me of Yoda so I took some liberties with the description. We have been talking about starting yoga for some time for the purpose of enhancing our healthy lifestyle. However, the thought of going to a class with a clothing requirement was insurmountable (for me). There seems to be no nude yoga offered in our area. I found some videos online that were wonderful.

Alas they were difficult to follow as a beginner. The Yogini would say do this and by the time we looked up at the video it was done. A friend mentioned that his wife went full time teaching yoga. It occurred to be that she might do private lessons in our home and might also be amenable to nudity in the practice as yoga and nudity have a mutual history and nude yoga is experiencing resurgence.

Long story short we have started our yoga with private lessons one day a week to keep us on track for our practice between lessons.

This wonderful yogini (let’s call her L J), although new to Naturism, has made me feel quite comfortable with her acceptance of my exposed skin. She does not gawk but does not seem to avoid looking at me (I find when people noticeably avoid looking it tends to make me uncomfortable). L J has even taken the videos home to explore the nude yoga concept. I hope she takes the lesson of my last blog and uses this as an opportunity to explore the benefits of nude yoga with us in the near future. There is no safer way to experience social nudity than with those who follow principals of Naturism. They understand the diversity of the human species, have seen many body types and look at yours as a wonderful creation worthy of honor. Unlike the majority, they (we) make the absolute distinction between nudity and sex.

So far (albeit early in) our practice feels good. Although challenging, we seem to be up to the task. Here are some observations…

  • Dimensions of the male anatomy suffer substantially while doing yoga (not that you need it for anything during yoga).  I guess because of the intense concentration and the redirection of blood flow to other body parts doing work.
  • I have noticed a substantial increase in energy level since we started.
  • I feel much better than I expected.

As we progress, I will post updates in the future.

Thank you L J. Please know we appreciate you and we look forward to developing our friendship with you and K J.

 

–< R JNatural >–