We all know the classic yoga aesthetic on Instagram: Perfect lighting, a delicate yoga pose, probably a tree or two, and a “thoughtful” caption that consists of an inspirational quote and a couple hashtags for good measure.
But now, there’s a new yoga trend on the ‘gram – Nude yoga. And yes, it’s exactly what you think it is.
The anonymous nude yogi behind the Instagram account @Nude_yogagirl recently invited her fans to share their naked yoga photos with the world using the hashtag #NYGyoga which is all about encouraging body positivity.
The movement’s founder is a 27-year-old model, photographer, and yogi who began documenting her nude yoga practice on Instagram back in 2015. “The message of my account is, ‘You are beautiful exactly the way you are,'” Nude Yoga Girl says. “Showing nudity in a non-sexual way felt like a new way to support the message.”
The very ~bendy~ woman has more than 695,000 followers, so it’s clear people are into her photos. But Nude Yoga Girl was still surprised to find fans willing to share their own nude photos after she posted the prompt.
Here are some of the pictures from Instagram:
🍃 My #NYGyoga challenge 🌿 Trust my first ever yoga challenege to involve nudity and nature 🙈😂 Yoga teaches that our bodies are sacred. Gifts from nature given to carry us through this life 🍃 .We are not our body we are our soul. Yoga means union, when we strive to live in union with our mind and our body we learn to accept ourselves and love the skin we are in 🙏 a never ending journey. Thank you @nude_yogagirl for inspiring people to see the body as art – I have never practiced nude in this spot and it was one of the most incredibly freeing experiences ☄ #yoga #nudeyoga #yogachallenege #bluemountains #nature #yogi #yogaeveryday #australia #sunset #beautiful #landscape #flexible #strong #art #body #skinlove #NYG #inspire #wildwoman #freedom