We willl be covering the benefits of doing Skyclad(nude in nature) Yoga more in depth next month, this is the week of savasana we’ll go over one of our favorite topics.
The sun sometimes gets a bad rap. While it is important to wear sunscreen especially for those of us with fairer skin, it is also important that you do get some sun exposure. The reason is Vitamin D. Vitamin D is a bit of a misnomer because it acts more like a harmone than a vitamin.Vitamin D is produced by you skin when it is exposed to sunlight.It’s reccomended that we get 15-20 minutes of sun exosure on the face, skin, & ar per day. If you’ve got a darker complexion you’ll want to up that to 30-45 minutes. Skyclad asana is perfect for this. Not only will you be getting the regular benefits of your yoga practice but you’ll also be getting your daily dose of vitamin D which is essential for heart health.
A June 2008 study published in Archives of Internal Medicine highlights the importance of getting adequate amounts of sunlight for its vitamin D-boosting benefits, The researchers cite “decreased outdoor activity” as one reason that people may become deficient in vitamin D.
In the winter, it’s impossible to produce vitamin D from the sun if you live north of Atlanta because the sun never gets high enough in the sky for its ultraviolet B rays to penetrate the atmosphere. But summer is a great time to stock up on the nutrient.
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