An anonymous 25-year-old model and photographer has captured the attention of Internet viewers everywhere with beautiful black and white Instagram photos of herself doing yoga — in the nude.
She goes by the handle Nude_YogaGirl, and while she is naked, her photos are tasteful and safe for work (unless your work environment is extremely strict). In a photo caption she mentions she's been practicing yoga for years, but decided to start doing it daily this year.
Now, with the help of her boyfriend, she photographs herself doing various poses in her apartment, and posts the images to the Instagram account she created five weeks ago. She only has 53 posts so far, but already has over 90k followers.
"Everything has happened so quickly," she captioned on one of her photos. "This is a little bit scary, but I'm also happy about all this and that you guys understand my art, and account in the right way. Thank you for all the support."
In an interview with NY Mag, she told the publication she created Nude Yoga Girl as a way to express herself and help get over her own insecurities. In addition, she hoped it would inspire others to find confidence in themselves and their bodies.
"My biggest issue in the past was that I saw faults in my body all the time, and that made it impossible for me to love myself fully," she told NY Mag. "The way you look doesn't matter — anybody can see faults and have that feeling of not liking themselves. With my account I want to inspire people to realize that everybody is very beautiful and capable of [doing] amazing things with their bodies. Yoga helped me accept my body exactly the way it is. Nowadays people can easily get a very false idea of ideal beauty and what nudity truly means because it's shown mostly in a sexual and unrealistic way."
Check out some of her amazing images below: