Yoga is hands-down one of the most — if not the most — artistic forms of exercise. The poses practiced are designed to both center your mind and show off the beautiful lines of your body.
And all you have to do is look at @nude_yogagirl’s Instagram profile to prove it.
The 25-year-old model and photographer — who wants to remain anonymous — manages to skirt Instagram’s no-nudity rule by posing for tasteful (and mostly SFW) photos in various yoga poses without a stitch of clothing.
“This is my way of expressing art,” she told Self. “I’m very inspired by yoga and photography so I wanted to bring the two of them together in a pure way.”
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I think yoga is absolutely for everyone. It doesn´t matter if you are overweight, inflexible, not sporty…or if you can´t sit down, relax and listen to your breath. It doesn´t matter if you have a terribble balance or if you have never tried yoga before. ❤ Because yoga is perfect for people who are not perfect (so everyone?). I say it like that because yoga gives you so much good feeling and acceptance. ❤ Of course yoga also develops you. You become stronger and more flexible if you keep practising. But you have to remeber that point of yoga is not to be able to stick your foot behind your head (I can´t do that neither at the moment). The point is to connect yourself to the deepest part of you. So there is no reason why you shouldn´t try yoga. ❤ You can start from a beginners class for example. Yogis never judge each other. Remeber also that everyone has been a beginner. I think that the more you practice yoga, the more you like it. So it takes time.. ❤ Yoga has many styles and anyone is able to find the right style that suits them the best. I would suggest to try out different yoga styles before making a decision if yoga is for you. ❤ #yoga #yogi #nudeyogagirl #nudeyoga #yogapose #yogachallenge #yogaeverydamnday #yogalove #yogaeverywhere #yogini #art #yogagirl #instayoga #igyoga #artist #photographer #modeling #coreofgratitude #flexibility #blackandwhitephotography #blackandwhite #artsy #arts_help #artspiration
She sets up the black-and-white photos in her apartment and then her boyfriend takes the photos while she’s in the poses. The minimalistic way she styles the photos is to both help use shadows to blur the nudity and make it more about art, not sexuality.
And, surprisingly, she only started practicing yoga regularly this year — and she only does it at home.
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I notice daily, how I take some things for granted if I don't stop to think about them… Health, freedom, peace, work, clean water, electricity, being able to move, family, friends, home.. ❤ Only when you lose one thing, you realize how precious and important it truly is. I try consciously to avoid this from happening and remind myself. Gratitude is one of the most important things in happiness. ❤ We have a habit of always wanting more. More and better… We moan about our own and how other people and the rest of the world is insufficient. If we concentrate less on our defects and think instead of all the things we can be happy about, we realize how rich we truly are. ❤ Every single one of us has many gifts. Many reasons to be happy and grateful for, even during tougher times. ❤ #yoga #yogi #nudeyogagirl #nudeyoga #yogapose #yogachallenge #yogaeverydamnday #yogalove #yogaeverywhere #yogaeveryday #yogapractice #yogini #art #inspiration #fit #pilates #yogagirl #instayoga #igyoga #artist #photographer #modeling #coreofgratitude #flexibility #blackandwhitephotography #artsy #arts_help #artspiration
“I always try to find new ways to express myself,” she told The Cut of creating the account, which has racked up over 33,000 followers in a month. “I’m very inspired by yoga and photography, so I wanted to bring the two of them together in a pure way. I also love to write and give people tips for healthier and happier lives.”
But most of all, “I want to inspire people to try yoga and maybe they can also find the acceptance of their body from there, because I did so,” she added. “I’ve gone from eating whatever I want to a very strict diet and that probably worked on my body but didn’t make my mind happy.”
And she hopes it helps inspire others to use fitness and yoga to change how they view their bodies.
“It doesn’t matter if you have a terrible balance or if you have never tried yoga before. Because yoga is perfect for people who are not perfect (so everyone?),” she told The Cut.