Saturday, August 28, 2010

1st Nude Anniversary!

Well it is hard to believe that it has only been 12 months on the 29th August since our first tentative steps into the Naturist world because it feels like we have been living this lifestyle for ever!

This is especially so as we have been visiting the beautiful Cobblers Beach in Sydney right through this past year and have made some wonderful friends on this little piece of paradise.

We have also had the opportunity to visits some wonderful Naturists Resorts and again meet people that we now call friends.

We have now become advocates for the Naturist lifestyle through this Blog and, as appropriate, we have made our discovery known to our textile friends and family members. The more people who try this lifestyle, the more that will appreciate the freedom that is the Naturist life.

Anyone who takes the plunge will benefit physically (it is such a pain to wear a swimming costume and it is great to feel the sun all over), emotionally (stress drops with your clothes and you can truly relax) and we have also found a spiritual aspect (a sense of Unity) that we have written about just recently.

Thank you to all the people who have made our journey so welcoming and we look forward to many more years of  enjoying the benefits of the Naturist life.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Not sure if others have found this but since adopting the Naturist lifestyle I have got more in touch with my body. I have a better respect for it and I am not over eating as much as before, selecting my foods with an eye to healthy alternatives (like apples when the mid morning munchies strike) and getting back into doing my exercises in the morning.

These exercises are called The Five Tibetans that “stimulate full energy flow through the chakras and enliven corresponding nerves, organs, and glands. They also tone and strengthen the major muscle groups, contributing to a strong, resilient physique.”  No, I don't look like Charles Atlas and I am still carrying some weight but I know that I feel better and fitter when I do these as opposed to when I don't.

Once you are familiar with the exercises, practice of the Five Tibetans will take about 10-15 minutes daily and are best done in the nude of course.

The Five Tibetans are ideally practiced 21 times each. Oddly enough, there is no need to exceed 21 repetitions, as the desired energetic effect of the Five Tibetans is achieved at that number. There is no harm performing a greater number, but it simply isn't necessary.

Most people need to work up to that number of repetitions, so don't be concerned if it is difficult to practice the full complement from the start. It takes nearly every beginner a month or longer to work up to the full 21 repetitions.

In the beginning, start out with 10 or 12 repetitions of each exercise. Build your practice at your own pace. You will be doing yourself a great deal of good by practicing any number, and there is a lot of satisfaction to be gained from working your way up to 21 times each.

Take your time, practicing daily and with as much precision as possible. Even as you are building up to 21 repetitions of each exercise, you will start to feel stronger and more energetic.

Enjoy and remember to take them nice and easy this is not a bone crunching workout it is a gentle morning wake up call for your body. No aches and pains afterwards: if you do have any pain, reduce the repetitions. After doing these for 2 months I definitely felt a positive difference.

PRECAUTIONS: Seek your doctor's advice before beginning if you have any of the following
conditions - pregnancy, recent abdominal surgery, unmeditated high blood pressure, hiatal
hernia, hernia, hyperthyroidism, vertigo, seizure disorder, severe arthritis of the spine, lower
back pain, neck pain, weak abdominal muscles, shoulder or leg stiffness or weakness, multiple
sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, fibromyositis, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome.
You will find full instructions for
The 5 Tibetans
as a separate page at the top the this blog.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The experience of Unity through Nudity.

According to the Judaeo - Christian Scriptures:

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Gen 1:1)

According to the book of Genesis, God then created animals, fish, etc and the pinnacle of creation, mankind, formed in the image of God. Adam & Eve the archetype humans are conversing with their Creator in a state of pure unity, naked and at one with their environment.
Painting by Titan, titled 'Adam and Eve'

We then move to what is known as “the fall” when they were then tempted to eat from the tree “of knowledge of good and evil” against the Creator's instruction. The outcome was a loss of unity and a state of separation not only from God, but also from each other and the environment.

This loss of unity was symbolised by the invention of coverings to hide what was different between the male and female body.

Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. (Gen 3:6)

The practice of Naturism can restore that original condition, even within a now imperfect framework.

By the removal of clothing we have the opportunity to see each other without that level of separateness and we soon realise that we are more similar than different and that the human body comes in multiple variations of the ONE theme.

Clothing hides the similarity and brings about undue attention to parts of the body that become tantalisingly hidden. Thus rather than providing “modesty” clothes provide a socialisation of the erotic, which is the ultimate separation.

For eroticism to exist there needs to be an observer and the observed, which in this case becomes an "object" to be played with in the mind of the observer.

Therefore the observer sees nothing in the way of sameness or unity only the desire to possess the "object".

It is not only Judaeo-Christian Scriptures that carries this message of Unity lost. There is also an Indian philosophy that we study called Advaita Vedanta. This philosophy has at its essence that all of creation is one, that in truth, we and all creation are manifestations of the one single Absolute. According to this philosophy one of the tasks in life is to recognise the unity and live accordingly.

We find that Naturism teaches respect for self, respect for others and respect for the environment and as such moves us to reclaim an appreciation of Unity.