September 29, 2015 at 10:59 am #44916
This person makes some good points . . . it doesn’t hurt to give your skin some opportunity to breathe and it could be beneficial.
At the same time, as a general principle, I’m not so sure being a nudist is the right logical leap. Being nude is also less sanitary and protective; you have one less barrier between you and the elements. Protection from illness and injury is also worth considering in this equation . . . S
The health benefits of being naked: How stripping down is good for you
How many times during this year’s super hot and humid summer did you just wish you could strip all of your clothes off to cool down?
Well, it turns out being naked may not only be more comfortable but healthier as well. Some experts say that donning your birthday suit more often can help with myriad physical and psychological problems.
So how do you reap the health benefits of being naked?
First, start in a place you’re a bit more used to being naked: the bedroom. Of course, being in the buff can help bring you closer in your relationship, but it can also aid you in getting a better night’s sleep.
According to the D.C.-based nonprofit the National Sleep Foundation, in order to have a normal sleep schedule and sleep comfortably, your body needs to reach an optimal temperature of around 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Losing the pajamas is an easy way to lower your body temp which may in turn lead to other benefits: a 2014 study in the journal Diabetes found that sleeping in lower temperatures can help increase your levels of metabolism-boosting brown fat.
Now that you’ve got an easy way to get a better night’s sleep and lose some body fat, how about smoothing out your skin? Restrictive clothing and undergarments often leave indentations and marks all over our bodies, leading to drying and wrinkling of the skin.
“Going naked is great for healthy skin,” plastic surgeon and skincare expert Dr. Michael Fiorillo tells us. “It helps the elimination of sweat toxins that clothing can reintroduce to the body and better overall blood circulation.”
Dr. Lance Brown, a dermatologist in New York City, agrees, adding, “Wearing restrictive clothing can cause excessive sweating which may lead to inflammation of the skin follicles, rashes and breakouts. Going bare gives your skin a chance to breathe.”
While this is all well and good in the bedroom, taking your nudity outdoors can help as well. “Being naked in the sun not only boosts your vitamin D intake and your mood,” says Shaun Galanos, a sex educator and host of The Love Drive who works with famous nudist resort Hedonism II. “But, also it can help improve your circulation, and detoxify the skin.” (Shailene Woodley might be on to something!)
Researchers say that our bodies are better at absorbing Vitamin D from sunlight than supplements, and while exposing your skin to the sun for too long can have serious consequences, the dose of sunshine you get if you sneak outside for 10-15 minutes will be the best natural mood booster.
With your sleep, skin and supplements taken care of, there’s of course the mental component to embracing your nude body. “Spending time in the nude is a great way to get in touch with your body,” Dr. Jenn Mann, relationship expert and creator of the “No More Diets” app, told us. “Most people in today’s society are so disconnected from bodily sensations and this could help.”
Dr. Mann believes more time in the buff can help women battle body image issues. “Being in the nude reduces shame,” she adds. “You can work on self acceptance and that can be very healing.”
So take this as permission to let loose and ditch those clothes after all, it’s good for your health!September 29, 2015 at 1:52 pm #44917
In the 16th century, Madhusudana Saraswati of Bengal organised a section of the Naga (naked) tradition of armed sannyasis in order to protect Hindus from the tyranny of the Mughal rulers. These are also called Gusain, Gussain, Gosain, Gossain, Gosine, Gosavi, Sannyāsi, Dasnāmi or Goswami in popular parlance. Warrior-ascetics could be found in Hinduism from at least the 1500s and as late as the 1700s, although tradition attributes their creation to Sankaracharya. The naga sadhus generally remain in the ambit of non-violence presently, though some sections are also known to practice the sport of wrestling. The Dasanāmi sannyāsins practice the Vedic and yogic Yama principles of ahimsā (non-violence), satya (truth), asteya (non-stealing), aparigraha (non-covetousness) and brahmacārya (celibacy / moderation). The Dasanāmis are generally believed to be celibate, and grihastas or householder sannyāsis such as Lahiri Mahasaya and Bhupendranath Sanyal (Sanyal Mahāsaya) were a rarity.
The great tantric siddha Avadhoota Dattatreya was referred to as Bhasma Nishta one who loves bhasma. Bhasma is generally applied on the forehead, while many sadhus also apply it on the arms, chest and stomach. Some ascetics, especially nagas (naked ascetics) rub it all over the body. While applying it, many devotees also consume a pinch. Shaivites use only bhasma from cremated bodies, which is believed to be very powerful. Bhasma has the power of fire. Agni, the inner fire, scorches and reduces all impurities in the body. It is said that one who smears ash on the body is purified as if bathed in fire. This is known as the bath of fire. After smearing the body with ash, one should reflect on and realise the highest truth.
-http://www.yogamag.net/archives/2006/lnov06/bhasma.shtmlSeptember 29, 2015 at 6:15 pm #44919
Vibhuti (Sanskrit: विभूति; vibhūti), also called Bhasma (ash), is the sacred ash used in religious worship in Hinduism. The main ingredient of Vibuthi is a special kind of wood. It is burned in a sacred fire (Homa) to form white ash. Vibhuti is placed on the forehead as it is considered sacred and holy.
Panchagavya or panchakavyam is a concoction prepared by mixing five products of cow. The three direct constituents are cow dung, urine, and milk; the two derived products are curd and ghee. These are mixed in proper ratio and then allowed to ferment. Panchamrita is a similar mixture that replaces dung and urine with honey and sugar. The mixture which is made using yeast as a fermenter, bananas, groundnut cake, and the water of tender coconut, is a potent organic pesticide and growth promoter. The Sanskrit word Panchagavya means “mixture of five cow products,” and it has been used in traditional Indian rituals throughout history. It is also called cowpathy treatment based on products obtained from cows used in Ayurvedic medicine and of religious significance for Hindus. Panchgavya is also used as fertilizers and pesticides in agricultural operations.
Bhasma is widely used in India as a medicinal treatment in the system of Ayurveda, one of the oldest and most profound medical systems for the rejuvenation of life. Bhasma can be made from gold, silver, copper or any other metal with curative properties. However, in the practice of tattwa shuddhi, bhasma is prepared from cow dung. The Sanskrit word for cow dung is cobar or go-maya which literally means ‘gift from the cow’.
-SWAMI SATYASANGANANDA SARASWATI, Tattwa Shuddhi
Few who meet him casually would guess how unique this man is. Tom Brown, Jr. is a modern American with Ninjitsu camouflage and survivalist skills. He may just be a prototype for a new generation of action hero.
You should then de-scent yourself as instructed during the standard class, using bath, sweatlodge, and odiferous plants found in the area you intend to hide. I know that the de-scenting process is a long and involved procedure, but how bad do you want to touch an animal? I remember showing Stalking Wolf a set of camouflage overalls that a friend had. He simply said that no store could duplicate the texture and ambiance of an area in one kind of camo clothing. Camo is for people who only want to look at animals from a distance. The following procedure is long and involved but it is worth the effort when you touch your first deer. “Blending” is the process of rubbing your body completely with ash from an old campfire…
One would need to also start to experiment with right kind of natural insect repellents.
T. Brown for example has suggested that that kind camouflage, what he’s teaching, was originally used against nasty little animals.
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