Hundreds of Women Are Sharing Photos of Themselves Doing Naked Yoga
Instagram celebrity Nude Yoga Girl is inspiring women to embrace their bodies as they are.
Since 2015, the anonymous photographer and model popularly known as Nude Yoga Girl has been sharing artistic, nude, self-portraits on Instagram-most of which capture her in the middle of a super-challenging yoga pose. The images are raw and real and are often paired with captions that promote self-love. (Related: What I Learned About Myself from Trying Naked Yoga)
It's no wonder that over the past few years, her stunning photography and her body-positive messages have helped her gain 672,000 followers, many of whom are now sharing nude yoga photos of their own. These photos were prompted by Nude Yoga Girl after she asked her followers to share their own naked yoga pictures using the hashtag #NYGyoga to help promote body diversity.
"It's much more than just the actual photo," Nude Yoga Girl said of nude photos. "I think about it as an experience to really connect with your body, be there with it in a natural way. It's the positive experience, photo, and caption together. To know that people have really taken time to connect with themselves and celebrate their unique bodies. The empowering feeling they get from it. That makes me happy."
So far, more than 500 people have shed their clothes and are doing the downward dog and other Zen positions au naturel. In the process, they've captured all sorts of diverse body types, proving that yoga is indeed for everyone.
Check out some of the stunning photos below: