Twenty-five-year-old Nude Yoga Girl isn’t aiming to defy Instagram’s nudity policy–she instead wants to use her yoga skills to create bodily works of art. “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 Daily Mail. “Yoga helped me accept my body exactly the way it is.” To promote this message of body acceptance, Nude Yoga Girl twists her naked frame into incredible contortions. So her images are natural and minimalistic, she chooses to photograph these poses in black-and-white. This monochromatic color scheme also helps her hide the intimate parts of her body, so viewers can focus on the artistic nature of her shots.
For many years, Nude Yoga Girl participated in yoga, but this is the first year she’s adopted a daily practice. Yoga allows her to display strength and balance, and share an appreciation for the lines of the human body. Onlookers can easily see these elements in her favorite photo (the one above), which she captioned: “We can shape our life. We can shape our body.”
All images via Nude Yoga Girl.