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Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Last post by jbeegoode on Today at 03:33:30 AM »
When I was a teen, we would sneak around the neighborhoods after curfew hours, commando style for fun. Sometimes naked.

In the eighties, once or twice a year I would get friends, usually under the influence, to strip and commando around the neighborhood late at night. It was fun and the most valuable tool was awareness, Each step calculated, and using all senses. It was in my mind risky, risk of humiliation in the back of a police car. Any sound was quite a rush based on fear.
 
Sometimes, we would go down to the border and cross back and forth playing our hand with the Border Patrol. No penalty at that time, but more of a hardball with the big boys.

I did things just for kicks as many young people will through certain ages. I was just talking with a friend at Redington Pass the other day, who was working off the death of a young friend of his daughter's who died for losing during risky play. He asked, "Why do they do that stuff?" "What is up with this frontal lobe thing that teens and older have?" Why do people gamble?

These days, when I put myself in a position that I'm not supposed to be nude in, it is a kind of obstinate rebellion, or because I can and should be. I don't go roaming nude in commando mission fashion. I still have on board many of the tools that I honed back in the day.
Jbee
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Trip reports / Re: Sixth Anniversary and Beyond
« Last post by jbeegoode on Today at 03:06:29 AM »
The website is six years, but I started it off to re-publish the trip reports that I had put out on "The Secret Naturist Society" website. It's a place where I know that the content won't dissolve in an instant one day. So, you've been reading my trip reports for much longer than six years.

DF is off and running with it. Last night she informed me that she got an invitation and is going to Minnesota in a couple of weeks for a birthday party at a place on a lake that she has wanted to visit for years. Then in Sept, she'll be off to Georgia for her mom's 99th B-day. We'll have our stuff. She has been dropping things to do spontaneous other things, right and left. She is adapting to retirement well. She has a bucket list to work on.
Jbee
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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Japa Yoga, Like Nobodyís Watching
« Last post by jbeegoode on Today at 02:52:54 AM »
It's not yoga, but archive.org has an ebook on doing T'ai Chi nude: https://archive.org/details/taichinude00yufl

Great book. I'll be giving it a study.

Tia Chi is more of a dance routine to me, more discipline and I haven't gotten the sense of it's purpose. I was introduced to Chi Gung at Canyon Ranch back in the late nineties. At the end, I had this palpable ball of stuff the instructor called chi. The movements brought sense of something I knew through my life, but I was taught to disbelieve or suffer ridicule, but something none the less that I had an awareness off. That first class empowered me to explore the "stuff" and lose my denial.

Although I had this ball of chi, I wasn't certain about what to do with it.

DF has been practicing energy healing for over thirty years now.  When I met her, she showed me other aspects of "the stuff." We both do some chi gong, but she more often. It is fun. I have gone off more on my India things.

The chi gong moves are very similar to Tai Chi. Chi Gong can be mixed up. The point is to make chi, to make it work. The Tia Chi seems to have more structure.
Jbee
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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Japa Yoga, Like Nobodyís Watching
« Last post by jbeegoode on Today at 02:35:57 AM »
I'll look this up.  Ive been doing  Hatha yoga for some years.  From what you say thei Japa Yoga looks like one that might fit or you can easily adopt for the smaller moments when doing a bit of yoga for say 15 minutes seems right.
How long can you sit in half lotus, JBee?  My legs spring out of the pose after about 30 secs and even if not it becomes uncomfortable after about a minute!!
This week we went back to face to face classes.  All very well but a disadvantage was I couldn't do it naked, which I've been doing on and off all through lockdown!
John

They taught us in India that 21 minutes has a divisor of 7. Seven is an auspicious number. The idea was that the brain absorbs a concept in repetition even 7 minutes. Getting up to a speed from stretching and a decent cool down takes about 21 minutes to be more effective. There is also a "be here now" mindfulness component. The practice of just being aware and watching what is going on is a good path toward an enlightened state. The idea that we must let go, diminish ego and accept that we are being driven by something else, more that we are in control of our lives, can also be set into this exercise, when you notice that the body just takes over and leads the way.

How long can i sit in a half lotus? As long as I like, but I have to shift here and there and some back support helps, otherwise a full lotus is easier. Sitting any kind of cross legged without a back support is difficult for me, but I have a couple of positions, or find a downward slope to compensate. Anymore, I prefer half lotus in a chair instead of sitting proper in one. My butt goes to sleep, my feet drain out, I just don't last as long sitting proper. In lotus, when get tired, I switch to the other leg's dominance, before one goes to sleep. Hanging out relaxed in a meditative state has helped me to go from toleration to enjoying those awkward lotus positions.

Naked yoga just makes more sense. Less constriction, better awareness, more natural. Natural is a body's most effective state.
Jbee

 
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Free Range Naturism / Re: TV
« Last post by jbeegoode on Today at 01:57:13 AM »
"DF, you're a cyber celebrity!"

It is a violent unusual monsoon here. The rain has created large amount of wonderful warm water in the canyon at Redington Pass. We stopped by Thursday and had so much fun that we went back Saturday...we'll probably be back again a time or two, or just move there. Catch a wave while you can.  Right now, it's just one huge nude water park.

Thursday we stopped off to dip one last time at the popular beach area, before heading up the trail. We're cooling off and another head floating just above the water named Jeff comes up to us, "Excuse me are you Jbee ad DF?"

"Uh yup!"

Saturday, same last dip of the day and I'm working my way upstream along the rocks in the effervescent foam and hard currents to get floated back down into the pond. I notice a young guy talking to DF while she sits and cleans the sand out of her toe shoes. I float back in and he introduces also himself to me, having recognized us from our website.

At the World Naked Hiking Day in Vermont, a fellow hiker comes up to us, having recognized us from the site.
Jbee
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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Costuming Nude
« Last post by jbeegoode on Today at 01:39:40 AM »
Even Groucho would sometimes paint his stash on. Him not recognizable is bizarre. I used to go to the Saturday Matinee and see those three when they were old movies. My son watch them with me. I guess they get no play or exposure because the market wouldn't be able to fully capitalize on them at this point. There was some snafu about them being violent, or something several years ago. Yup, they didn't teach social graces.
Jbee



 
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Trip reports / Re: Not Getting Lost: Pt. 1 and Pt. 2
« Last post by jbeegoode on Today at 01:21:52 AM »
I didn't know that I even had a beard when I began it. I was too sick to waste energy standing and shaving for three months and it just appeared. As the year went on, I had to experiment and just let it go. Then covid hit.

Old pics stun me, now. So, I had some fun trimming it in various ways, until I got it down to its closer trim. I have come to like it and it is easy. It is always changing. The shorter version with the long stash is now my baseline.

When it gets a certain length, I tend to play with it with my hands, even absentmindedly. That's how the goatee of my twenties ended. The stroking and pulling drives DF nuts, so it needs to be just short of that.

I think that in a lifetime, it must be explored at least once.
Jbee
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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Japa Yoga, Like Nobodyís Watching
« Last post by rrfalcon on August 01, 2021, 05:03:56 PM »
It's not yoga, but archive.org has an ebook on doing T'ai Chi nude: https://archive.org/details/taichinude00yufl
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Trip reports / Re: Sixth Anniversary and Beyond
« Last post by nuduke on July 31, 2021, 06:51:27 PM »
Wow, have we been reading your stuff for 6 years?  How time flies.
I'm interested to hear that DF has retired.  She's been resisting it for some time now, I recall.
What triggered the decision?
Whatever it was, could I wish her many happy and healthy (naked) years of retirement ahead and hope you have the opportunity to share those too as in former years.
Wishing you luck and happiness
John
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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Suddenly Itís Bare Season
« Last post by nuduke on July 31, 2021, 06:44:40 PM »
It's all very well for you southerners with beautiful hot days and lovely warm nights.
Such freedoms don't exist to the same extent in wet and windy Britain.  Not because you couldn't be naked on the street - it's more that you wouldn't want to get wet and cold!!!  :o
John
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