Forget hot yoga and meditation - there's a new practice that will shed more than stress and tight muscles from your body. Yoga instructor Rosie Rees runs nude yoga classes across the country where she teaches up to 85 women per session - and they are not afraid to bare all. The 85-year-old, based in Perth, said the workshops are designed to inspire women of all shapes and sizes to embrace their bodies. Attempting to restore your spiritual balance while naked in a room full of strangers may not seem ideal - but Rosie insists the practice is very therapeutic. Yoga instructor Rosie Rees (pictured) runs nude yoga - teaching up to 85 women per classThe workshops are designed to inspire women of all shapes and sizes to embrace their bodiesAttempting to restore your spiritual balance while naked in a room full of strangers may not seem ideal - but Rosie insists the practice is very therapeuticNot only can getting into a naked child's pose be a spiritual practice - Rosie said the activity helps with sleep, improves your sex life and boosts confidence'It's not about doing the downward dog naked. It's about self-acceptance, stepping out of the comfort zone and cultivating courage, ' she told Daily Mail Australia. 'I'd say it's a catalyst. Nude yoga is such a courageous thing to do but when these women leave my classes, they feel comfortable in their own skin.
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Not only can getting into a naked child's pose be a spiritual practice - Rosie said the activity helps with sleep, improves your sex life and boosts confidence. 'A lot of women come back saying they had the best sleep, they feel very energised and others said they have the best sex because they are connecting to their bodies, ' she said. 'Women are very hard on themselves but when they walk into this beautiful space, they learn how to feel like to be an acceptance of their body. 'Particularly mothers who have children - their bodies change so much. It's amazing for them to have gratitude for their body by the end of the class.
'There are also women in their 65s and 75s embracing their bodies. We have women of all ages joining. They either want to try something different, make changes in their lives or tick it off their bucket list. 'There are no compromising positions. It's very gentle yoga.
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It's a safe and intimate space for all women. A lot of women feel very liberated, wild and light after the class. 'I wanted to create a physical practice workshop to help women learn how to love their bodies more. We're not all tall and skinny with big breasts. 'Nude yoga offers women the experience where they can actually see what real women look like - not women from magazines or media or porn.
'96 per cent of women hate their bodies so I wanted to get them out of their comfort zones, learn how to expose their vulnerability and accept their bodies as they are. 'Most women have never seen other women naked before except in porn. Usually women's bodies are oversexualised - nude yoga is about normalising nudity. 'The first time I did naked yoga, I felt insecure and judgemental about my own body. I felt embarrassed, uncomfortable and shameful, ' she recalled.
'But the more I did it, the more comfortable I felt in my own skin. I realised how much impact this would bring to a group setting. 'Four years ago, Rosie said she decided to quit her corporate job in finance recruitment to launch her own yoga studio. 'Yoga has helped every aspect of my life. It even kicked my bad habits like drinking and smoking.
I get a natural high from yoga.