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Woman Posts Naked Yoga Photos To Instagram To Inspire Body Confidence In Others

30/12/2015 16:25 GMT | Updated 30/12/2015 16:59 GMT

While most of us mere mortals are struggling to perfect our balancing yoga poses or falling over in crow posture, there are other yogis who make the practice look elegant and effortless.

Nude Yoga Girl is one of them.

The yoga enthusiast, who wishes to remain anonymous, has attracted more than 134,000 Instagram followers since starting her account a few months ago. And she shows no signs of slowing down.

The account is full of beautiful black and white photographs, where she experiments with a variety of different yoga poses in a bid to help others gain better body confidence.

"I want to inspire people to try yoga, and maybe they can also find body acceptance from there," Nude Yoga Girl, who is also a photographer and (unsurprisingly) a model, told NY Mag. "Fitness is a big trend at the moment, but it's all about shaping your body. Yoga is about your inner feelings about yourself.

"Doing nude yoga gives me a feeling of freedom."

She's been working as a model since she was 15, but says that yoga has taught her a lot about self-acceptance.

"Yoga has taught me that the most important thing is how I feel, not how I look from the outside. During yoga classes everybody just concentrates on their practice; people don't compare each other or care how anybody looks. When I practice yoga, I have learned to be fully in the moment, and my mind doesn't wander elsewhere."

Although Nude Yoga Girl is, clearly, naked, she says she chose the black and white hue as shadows can easily maintain her modesty.

She isn't the first yogi to have a naked photoshoot while practicing. Back in January 2014, we featured images shot by Petter Hegre featuring his wife, Luba. See those incredible photos here.