This Is Why So Many Women Are Posting Naked Yoga Photos On Instagram Right Now

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By Reegan Von Wildenradt for Men’s Health; Photography by /Freepik 

Here’s the story behind the social media trend.

Anyone else been noticing pictures of naked women in various yoga poses popping up on Instagram? If you’ve been wondering what’s up with that, it just so happens to be the latest body positive social media trend.

The posts are all inspired by the popular Instagram account . The account, featuring photos of an anonymous woman doing yoga poses naked, began back in November 2015 and gained over 30,000 followers within the first month.

“With my account I want to inspire people to realize that everybody is very beautiful and capable of [doing] amazing things with their bodies.” she told  in an email interview back in 2015. “I want to inspire people to try yoga, and maybe they can also find body acceptance from there.”

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Since then she’s amassed over 660,000 followers, and recently started the hashtag #NYGYoga encouraging hundreds of other women to post their own naked yoga photos. So far, the hashtag has inspired over 300 posts focused on body positivity and self-love.

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As for whether you should get in on the trend, there’s no specific research suggesting naked yoga will bring you any physical health benefits—but we do know that naked-ness and yoga have, on their own, been shown to have their fair share of es. Case-and-point, sleeping in the nude comes with a damn impressive list of health benefits. And you already know how great yoga is for you, too.

If the photos below don’t inspire you to at least start working on your flexibility, then hopefully it just makes you think about relaxing a little. (Here are some techniques for you to start chilling out right now.)

Watch: “I Tried Hot Yoga — And These Are The 10 Hard Lessons I Learnt”

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