Monday, June 4, 2012

Yes to Kinky Yoga?

On Kink.com's Upper Floor, this is known as "Position 12" . . . 
A good friend of mine who lives in Colorado told me just the other day about nude yoga classes being offered at a Denver BDSM club called The Sanctuary.  After just a few moments of consideration, I decided this phenomena deserved discussion here at our SpiritalBDSM blog.

For some, Yoga can be a deeply spiritual practice.  Obviously, I see much of BDSM in the same light.  BDSM is not just physical and mental sex games, it's a practice that can lead to altered mental states which mimic or rival the same altered states of consciousness that Hindu ascetics and some Shamanic practitioners spend years of their lives seeking, and that Psychonauts achieve through drugs.  It's a branch of the same path that led me to discover the powerful combination of Tantra and BDSM that I practice to this day.

I've never become a practitioner of Yoga, for a variety of reasons.  It's not that I don't understand or appreciate the allure of the practice, I honestly believe that it would be a healthy addition to Serafina's and my lifestyle.  I think it would be good for us as we fight the aging process, the seeming inevitable ravages of time.

And, I also like the way the class is described on The Sanctuary's website:

Learning how to be fully present in the moment can bring a new dimension to your scenes and relationships. Let mtn grrl help you stretch your mind and your body. We spend some time at the beginning of each class working on focusing our minds. Light stretching will get your body ready for the more active part of class. Our focus will be on grounding and mindful movement. Each month we concentrate on a different aspect of yoga, based on the seasons and our body's needs. Class ends with a period of complete relaxation of both your body and your mind . . .
You may wear as much or as little as you wish.  If you do wear clothes, regular work-out clothes that are not too baggy are best.
Please bring your open mind and be ready to find the calm center within yourself!
I dropped some instructions from the descriptive paragraph, stuff about Yoga mats and towels that didn't serve the purpose of my quote.  While the part about concentration on aspects of yoga based on season might seem a bit "New Age" to some, it does sound like a good overall experience.  And where better to practice yoga than with like minded individuals who won't look askance if the odd paddle mark, bruise, or rope burn should become obvious?

The only problem . . . Denver's a two day drive from Samadhi House!
Bears do it!

3 comments:

  1. Two day drive? By horse and buggy maybe. I'm about a half hour closer to Denver than you are and it's a one day drive from here! :)

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  2. I don't usually make it any further in a day than Sterling, Colorado when headed that way . . . so while Denver's not truly two days away, it's always seemed like more than just one day's drive.

    Granted, I drove straight thru coming back from south central Utah once, but I had to take a sex break in a rest area in Nebraska!

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  3. Dasya Yoga is a devotional practice that has been linking aspects of BDSM with Yoga in NYC.

    Dasyayoga.com

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