An erotic exercise video showing a Playboy Playmate performing yoga moves while nude has outraged Hindu leaders.
Sara Jean Underwood, a 2007 Playmate of the Year winner, has released a video through Playboy that shows the model pulling yoga moves in the buff.
"Sara Jean Underwood wants you to gain an intimate understanding of her asanas, the various postures and positions practiced in yoga," the video's promotional material says.
"The next best thing to doing so in person is watching these sexy nude videos that are designed to raise your heart rate."
Hindu elders are outraged over what they say is an attempt to cash-in on an "age old and revered system of yoga" and have asked the company to withdraw the video.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed said yoga was one of the six systems of orthodox Hindu philosophy and was highly revered in Hinduism.
"It is a serious mental and physical discipline," he said. "For plain mercantile greed, Playboy should not attempt to distort the esteemed yoga tradition as it would hurt the devotees."
The Playboy website says yoga is a "great place for meeting girls".
Playboy is also marketing a nude Tai Chi video, which sells for US$14.98.
Watch footage of a fully-clothed Underwood doing yoga below:
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