It was bound to happen eventually.
Today was the day.
Someone (other than my mother) asked me to wear clothes in my photos.
I’m not looking for a certain kind of attention.
I’m not trying to attract voyeurs to my feed.
I share naked asana photos because I love my body.
I am proud of my body.
I share nude photos because I have made a commitment to speak my truth and to live with authenticity.
This is how I practice yoga. Bare. Stripped. Raw. Naked.
This is how I share my truths. Bare. Stripped. Raw. Naked.
Rarely do I film or record my personal yoga practice, but pictures are usually taken afterward. On Facebook and Instagram I share my day, honestly. Struggles, fears, triumphs, my yoga and my process.
This is how I feel comfortable.
This is me being authentically myself, this is how I practice Satya.
If I were to edit, censor or cover up, it simply wouldn’t be the real thing.
In my home and my personal practice—the photos I share, I get to decide. I share nude photos with the world beacuse they represent me as a human being.
I make mistakes.
I make a ton of mistakes
Each day is an opportunity to learn and grow from them.
Often I feel like I am naked in the world. My photos are a representation of my feelings and my thoughts. My deepest desires, wishes, inspirations and processes.
These photos are a representation of how I feel and personal happenings each day.
I will not put my clothes on for you.
I will not edit or censor myself, because you feel it is more polite.
This is my journey and I invite you to take part. I invite you to take a glimpse into my world and share yours with me.
I do always read and appreciate the feedback. Even if I don’t always agree.
Peace, love, namaste.
Author: Lauren Rudick
Editor: Ashleigh Hitchcock
Photo: courtesy of author, flickr