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June 3, 2013

Asana as Art. {NSFW}

http://i.imgur.com/QtcTl.jpg

“We’re born naked, and the rest is drag.” ~ RuPaul

 

“In true meditation, we’re in the body as a means to transcend it. It is paradoxical that the greatest doorway to the transcendence of form is through form itself.” ~ Adyashanti

“You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state.” ~ Sharon Gannon

A comment: “It’s interesting how much more detail you can see in muscle tone when clothing is off. Though the lighting helps tremendously. I’m not much of a yoga buff myself but I try on my own. I don’t think I could ever get to this level of balance or ability. I imagine that you’d have to have a great deal of intimacy and confidence in your photographer to get shots like this and still keep such a calm disposition even as a yogi.”

Another: “The photographer [Petter Hegre] is her husband.”

PS: All bodies are beautiful, and healthy can look curvy. What’s key in terms of beauty is, firstly, maitri, and in terms of these poses, some strength, and alignment, and lots of practice.

PS: if you have photos of nude male yoga, send them in. We’re all for tasteful balance. For now, this will have to do:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/63/Michelangelos_David.jpg

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