Nude Yoga Girl Is Taking Instagram by Storm

Have you heard of the Instagram account Nude Girl Yoga? Our friends at Self discuss this popular account.

One of my closest friends used to say that tasks don’t stop by doing things all the time.. So you just have to sometimes stop to do things. ? Christmas time you can always find more and more to do. Christmas cards, foods and baking, gifts, cleaning, helping others, home decorations, Christmas parties etc.. And of course this time of the year you have to finish all of your remaining tasks at work.Festive periods can be very busy. ? That’s why it’s so important to keep reminding yourself to enjoy the moment. Otherwise Christmas is here and gone in a blink. Don’t put too much to do on your hands. Try to balance everything out so that you can enjoy the Christmas preparation and decoration also. ? It’s about enjoying the whole journey and not about enjoying it only when you get there. ? Everything doesn’t have to be ready or perfect. You can always do more, but is it necessery? Sometimes less is more. ? #yoga #yogi #nudeyogagirl #nudeyoga #yogapose #yogaeverydamnday #art #instayoga #artist #photographer #modeling #flexibility #blackandwhitephotography #arts_help #artspiration A photo posted by Nude Yoga Girl (@nude_yogagirl) on

If you haven’t done so yet, it’s time to check out the (NSFW) Instagram account, @Nude_YogaGirl. The account is run by a 25-year-old photographer, model, and yogi who shares images of herself doing yoga ¡ª nude, as advertised. “This is my way of expressing art,” the woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, tells SELF.

“I want to inspire people to try yoga and maybe they can also find the acceptance of their body from there, because I did so.”

Top 50 photographs from around the world in 2015. I can’t believe @mymodernmet (mymodernmet.com) chose to put this photo of mine in that list. The other photos look so stunning. I’m very humbled and grateful for this. Thank you. ??? A photo posted by Nude Yoga Girl (@nude_yogagirl) on

According to The Cut, Nude Yoga Girl takes her photographs in a small studio space in her home. Her boyfriend helps with the shots.

“I’m very inspired by yoga and photography so I wanted to bring the two of them together in a pure way,” she tells SELF.

? Lines make shapes. ? “I am not what happened to me, I am what I chose to become” #yoga #yogapose #yogalove #yogachallenge #nudeyogagirl #nude #yogagirl #eatclean #fitness #training #workout #pilates #bracelet #glitter #inspiration #meditation #yogi #quote #quotes A photo posted by Nude Yoga Girl (@nude_yogagirl) on

In the captions, Nude Yoga Girl opens up about struggling with restrictive eating and how yoga helped her love and accept her body.

A balanced life is key to wellbeing. ? I’ve gone from eating whatever I want to a very strict diet and that probably worked on my body but didn’t make my mind happy. In the long run I found days becoming more difficult. There was no balance between getting my body in good shape and simply enjoying food. I enjoy eating healthy food because I feel good from it and if I want to have a little chocolate or something else, I will and it doesn’t bother me anymore afterwards. There is balance. Have you ever felt guilty after having something extra good? ?? No need for that. ? I had also a time when I was practicing difficult poses everyday because I wanted to get better at them. I started to feel pain in my muscles. I added some meditation and easier/relaxing yoga sessions to my weekly routine. Balance was restored and me and my body are happy. Don’t go from one extremity to the other. Find the right balance. ? #yoga #yogi #nudeyogagirl #yogalove #yogapose #yogachallenge #yogaeverydamnday #art #love #fitness #inspiration #fit #healthy #asana #meditation #pilates #yogagirl #instayoga #body #mind #soul #breathe #artist #photographer #model #yogainspiration #love #coreofgratitude #art A photo posted by Nude Yoga Girl (@nude_yogagirl) on

She also uses the account to spread the message that yoga is for everyone. “It doesn’t matter if you are overweight, inflexible, not sporty¡­or if you can’t sit down, relax and listen to your breath,” she writes in one Instagram caption.

“It doesn’t matter if you have a terrible balance or if you have never tried yoga before. Because yoga is perfect for people who are not perfect (so everyone?).”

My 4 Tips to stay energetic during winter time darkness. ? 1. Do yoga daily. Listen to your body and also remember to plan yoga sessions based on your feeling. Stretching and meditation under candlelight is the best. ? 2. I wouldn’t give up on vitamin D3 food suplement anymore. I eat about 50-100 ?g/day. 3. Hydration. Drinking plenty of water has many beneficial factors and not drinking enough of it certainly causes tiredness and affects your performance. I try and drink about 3 liters of water per day. 4. Projects. Having something exciting to do affects me the most. I have something going on all the time and I get a great amount of joy from new challenges. How do you stay energetic?? #yoga #yogi #nudeyogagirl #yogalove #yogapose #yogachallenge #yogaeverydamnday #art #fitness #inspiration #fit #healthy #asana #pilates #yogagirl #instayoga #body #mind #soul #artist #photographer #model #yogainspiration #love #coreofgratitude #instagram A photo posted by Nude Yoga Girl (@nude_yogagirl) on

She tells SELF that the reactions to her account have been “amazing.”

“I’m very happy that people have understood my art and my account’s message in the right way,” she says.

I wanted to take off everything unnecessary from the pictures on my account. Nudity in social media is a taboo but on the other hand the nakedness and rawness of my photos reflect well what I want to tell people with my account. ? Nowadays we easily determine how much we are worth with materialistic things. A new car, luxury hand bags or design furniture… We see ourselves as much better if we have a well trained body and our hair is shining after the hairdressers. Or am I wrong? ? Who we are does not equal with what we own. I believe it’s something much more deeper. ? Materials trap you and make you selfish. Freedom comes when your happiness and satisfaction doesn’t depend on materialistic things. ? I’m only on my first steps in the journey towards understanding all of this fully. I’ve however noticed that instead of pursuing wealth and pleasure, I pursue something much more permanent and fundamental. ? #yoga #yogi #nudeyogagirl #nudeyoga #yogapose #yogachallenge #yogaeverydamnday #yogalove #yogaeverywhere #yogaeveryday #yogapractice #yogini #art #inspiration #fit #pilates #yogagirl #instayoga #igyoga #artist #photographer #modeling #coreofgratitude #flexibility #blackandwhitephotography #blackandwhite #artsy #arts_help #artspiration A photo posted by Nude Yoga Girl (@nude_yogagirl) on

Nude Yoga Girl hopes that her Instagram will inspire people to try loving themselves.

“I want people to understand that our feeling inside is everything,” she tells SELF. “Not how we look on the outside.”

I’m very lucky to have so many supportive people close to me. For me it’s important to have family and friends who encourage me to pursue my dreams, are positive, and do not try to discourage the things that can go possibbly wrong. ? Each one of us is scared or tired sometimes and then our dearest ones have a big role. I try to be someone who always supports other people.. I often thank my parents and people close to me because they believe in me in the moments when I don’t. ? Today I just wanted to remind you on what a great impact you can have on your loved ones. Would you like to be a positive contributor or the one who paints devils on the wall? ? What kind of people do you gather around you? Remeber that you are the sum of the five closest humans to you. So the only way to get better is to surround yourself with people who believe in you. ? #yoga #yogi #nudeyogagirl #nudeyoga #yogapose #yogachallenge #yogaeverydamnday #yogalove #yogaeverywhere #yogini #art #yogagirl #instayoga #igyoga #artist #photographer #modeling #coreofgratitude #flexibility #blackandwhitephotography #blackandwhite #artsy #arts_help #artspiration A photo posted by Nude Yoga Girl (@nude_yogagirl) on

Check out the account here.

h/t The Cut

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Nude Yoga Girl Is Taking Instagram by Storm

Have you heard of the Instagram account Nude Girl Yoga? Our friends at Self discuss this popular account.

One of my closest friends used to say that tasks don’t stop by doing things all the time.. So you just have to sometimes stop to do things. ? Christmas time you can always find more and more to do. Christmas cards| foods and baking| gifts| cleaning| helping others| home decorations| Christmas parties etc.. And of course this time of the year you have to finish all of your remaining tasks at work.Festive periods can be very busy. ? That’s why it’s so important to keep reminding yourself to enjoy the moment. Otherwise Christmas is here and gone in a blink. Don’t put too much to do on your hands. Try to balance everything out so that you can enjoy the Christmas preparation and decoration also. ? It’s about enjoying the whole journey and not about enjoying it only when you get there. ? Everything doesn’t have to be ready or perfect. You can always do more| but is it necessery? Sometimes less is more. ? #yoga #yogi #nudeyogagirl #nudeyoga #yogapose #yogaeverydamnday #art #instayoga #artist #photographer #modeling #flexibility #blackandwhitephotography #arts_help #artspiration A photo posted by Nude Yoga Girl (@nude_yogagirl) on

If you haven’t done so yet| it’s time to check out the (NSFW) Instagram account| @Nude_YogaGirl. The account is run by a 25-year-old photographer| model| and yogi who shares images of herself doing yoga ¡ª nude| as advertised. “This is my way of expressing art|” the woman| who wishes to remain anonymous| tells SELF.

“I want to inspire people to try yoga and maybe they can also find the acceptance of their body from there| because I did so.”

Top 50 photographs from around the world in 2015. I can’t believe @mymodernmet (mymodernmet.com) chose to put this photo of mine in that list. The other photos look so stunning. I’m very humbled and grateful for this. Thank you. ??? A photo posted by Nude Yoga Girl (@nude_yogagirl) on

According to The Cut| Nude Yoga Girl takes her photographs in a small studio space in her home. Her boyfriend helps with the shots.

“I’m very inspired by yoga and photography so I wanted to bring the two of them together in a pure way|” she tells SELF.

? Lines make shapes. ? “I am not what happened to me| I am what I chose to become” #yoga #yogapose #yogalove #yogachallenge #nudeyogagirl #nude #yogagirl #eatclean #fitness #training #workout #pilates #bracelet #glitter #inspiration #meditation #yogi #quote #quotes A photo posted by Nude Yoga Girl (@nude_yogagirl) on

In the captions| Nude Yoga Girl opens up about struggling with restrictive eating and how yoga helped her love and accept her body.

A balanced life is key to wellbeing. ? I’ve gone from eating whatever I want to a very strict diet and that probably worked on my body but didn’t make my mind happy. In the long run I found days becoming more difficult. There was no balance between getting my body in good shape and simply enjoying food. I enjoy eating healthy food because I feel good from it and if I want to have a little chocolate or something else| I will and it doesn’t bother me anymore afterwards. There is balance. Have you ever felt guilty after having something extra good? ?? No need for that. ? I had also a time when I was practicing difficult poses everyday because I wanted to get better at them. I started to feel pain in my muscles. I added some meditation and easier/relaxing yoga sessions to my weekly routine. Balance was restored and me and my body are happy. Don’t go from one extremity to the other. Find the right balance. ? #yoga #yogi #nudeyogagirl #yogalove #yogapose #yogachallenge #yogaeverydamnday #art #love #fitness #inspiration #fit #healthy #asana #meditation #pilates #yogagirl #instayoga #body #mind #soul #breathe #artist #photographer #model #yogainspiration #love #coreofgratitude #art A photo posted by Nude Yoga Girl (@nude_yogagirl) on

She also uses the account to spread the message that yoga is for everyone. “It doesn’t matter if you are overweight| inflexible| not sporty¡­or if you can’t sit down| relax and listen to your breath|” she writes in one Instagram caption.

“It doesn’t matter if you have a terrible balance or if you have never tried yoga before. Because yoga is perfect for people who are not perfect (so everyone?).”

My 4 Tips to stay energetic during winter time darkness. ? 1. Do yoga daily. Listen to your body and also remember to plan yoga sessions based on your feeling. Stretching and meditation under candlelight is the best. ? 2. I wouldn’t give up on vitamin D3 food suplement anymore. I eat about 50-100 ?g/day. 3. Hydration. Drinking plenty of water has many beneficial factors and not drinking enough of it certainly causes tiredness and affects your performance. I try and drink about 3 liters of water per day. 4. Projects. Having something exciting to do affects me the most. I have something going on all the time and I get a great amount of joy from new challenges. How do you stay energetic?? #yoga #yogi #nudeyogagirl #yogalove #yogapose #yogachallenge #yogaeverydamnday #art #fitness #inspiration #fit #healthy #asana #pilates #yogagirl #instayoga #body #mind #soul #artist #photographer #model #yogainspiration #love #coreofgratitude #instagram A photo posted by Nude Yoga Girl (@nude_yogagirl) on

She tells SELF that the reactions to her account have been “amazing.”

“I’m very happy that people have understood my art and my account’s message in the right way|” she says.

I wanted to take off everything unnecessary from the pictures on my account. Nudity in social media is a taboo but on the other hand the nakedness and rawness of my photos reflect well what I want to tell people with my account. ? Nowadays we easily determine how much we are worth with materialistic things. A new car| luxury hand bags or design furniture… We see ourselves as much better if we have a well trained body and our hair is shining after the hairdressers. Or am I wrong? ? Who we are does not equal with what we own. I believe it’s something much more deeper. ? Materials trap you and make you selfish. Freedom comes when your happiness and satisfaction doesn’t depend on materialistic things. ? I’m only on my first steps in the journey towards understanding all of this fully. I’ve however noticed that instead of pursuing wealth and pleasure| I pursue something much more permanent and fundamental. ? #yoga #yogi #nudeyogagirl #nudeyoga #yogapose #yogachallenge #yogaeverydamnday #yogalove #yogaeverywhere #yogaeveryday #yogapractice #yogini #art #inspiration #fit #pilates #yogagirl #instayoga #igyoga #artist #photographer #modeling #coreofgratitude #flexibility #blackandwhitephotography #blackandwhite #artsy #arts_help #artspiration A photo posted by Nude Yoga Girl (@nude_yogagirl) on

Nude Yoga Girl hopes that her Instagram will inspire people to try loving themselves.

“I want people to understand that our feeling inside is everything|” she tells SELF. “Not how we look on the outside.”

I’m very lucky to have so many supportive people close to me. For me it’s important to have family and friends who encourage me to pursue my dreams| are positive| and do not try to discourage the things that can go possibbly wrong. ? Each one of us is scared or tired sometimes and then our dearest ones have a big role. I try to be someone who always supports other people.. I often thank my parents and people close to me because they believe in me in the moments when I don’t. ? Today I just wanted to remind you on what a great impact you can have on your loved ones. Would you like to be a positive contributor or the one who paints devils on the wall? ? What kind of people do you gather around you? Remeber that you are the sum of the five closest humans to you. So the only way to get better is to surround yourself with people who believe in you. ? #yoga #yogi #nudeyogagirl #nudeyoga #yogapose #yogachallenge #yogaeverydamnday #yogalove #yogaeverywhere #yogini #art #yogagirl #instayoga #igyoga #artist #photographer #modeling #coreofgratitude #flexibility #blackandwhitephotography #blackandwhite #artsy #arts_help #artspiration A photo posted by Nude Yoga Girl (@nude_yogagirl) on

Check out the account here.

h/t The Cut

Check out more great articles by SELF:

7 Ways a Yoga Instructor Unwinds After a Stressful Day3 Easy Ways to Be More ConfidentWhy Failing Is a Good Thing ¡ª and How You Can Recover Faster

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14 Amazing Women Who Prove That Strong Is the New Skinny

With CrossFit studios popping up all over country and American Ninja Warrior’s Kacy Catanzaro killing it on our TV screens, never before have so many women started to embrace their strength, lift heavy weight, and take the pressure off of being oh so thin. In need of a little gym inspiration today? Look to these amazing women from Instagram for the push you need!

Whether you follow the hashtag #strongisthenewskinny or #strongisthenewsexy, we’re thrilled this shift has occurred in the fitness landscape. Now, we can focus on what’s truly important: being strong, healthy, and, most importantly, happy.

14 Amazing Women Who Prove That Strong Is the New Skinny

14 Amazing Women Who Prove That Strong Is the New Skinny

With CrossFit studios popping up all over country and American Ninja Warrior’s Kacy Catanzaro killing it on our TV screens| never before have so many women started to embrace their strength| lift heavy weight| and take the pressure off of being oh so thin. In need of a little gym inspiration today? Look to these amazing women from Instagram for the push you need!

Whether you follow the hashtag #strongisthenewskinny or #strongisthenewsexy| we’re thrilled this shift has occurred in the fitness landscape. Now| we can focus on what’s truly important: being strong| healthy| and| most importantly| happy.

Painfully Funny Quotes About Burpees

Painfully Funny Quotes About Burpees

Whether you’re a fan of the basic burpee, you like to mix it up with crazy variations, or you just do them so you can drink that evening glass of wine, you’ll appreciate these quotes all about the love and hate of burpees.

Painfully Funny Quotes About Burpees

Painfully Funny Quotes About Burpees

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The Egg McFitFun Is the Breakfast Trend to Make Every Morning

The Egg McFitFun Is the Breakfast Trend to Make Every Morning

As delicious as some of the McDonald’s breakfast staples look| the amount of calories and the unsettling feeling that follows eating them simply aren’t worth it. But what if you can indulge in a morning sandwich that’s packed with protein| healthy carbs| and fiber without the guilt? Introducing| the Egg McFitFun u2014 a healthier| cleaner alternative to the famous Egg McMuffin.

It all starts with tomato slices| avocado| and eggs| sandwiched between two halves of a whole wheat English muffin. The great thing about this item| which originated from the Fit Girls 28-day Jumpstart Challenge| is that the possibilities are endless. Add slices of low-sodium turkey bacon for a bit of protein| or forgo any meat for some greens. It only takes minutes to whip up| so it’s no wonder that this healthy option is becoming a favorite among fitness lovers.

To spark some inspiration before you decide on how you’ll customize your own| we’ve rounded up 10 of the best #EggMcFitFuns on Instagram. You’ll never have to give into your McDonald’s breakfast temptations again.

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Let a slice of low-fat Swiss melt between the egg and bun for a gooey but healthy kick of flavor.

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If you’re craving a fluffier bun| replace the English muffin for half a bagel.

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Or stick to the classic.

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Add some low-sodium ham for a heavier set of protein.

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To slash calories even more| Fit Girls suggests replacing the buns for roasted sweet potato rounds and using half the cheese or double the avocado.

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Spinach| mushrooms| and a slice of pepper jack are a few other delicious options.

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This Egg McFitFun includes 100-calorie potato sandwiching thin| low-sodium turkey bacon| fresh spinach| egg| and a little sriracha for a spicy kick.

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If you want to skip the yolk| try scrambling your eggs instead.

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Adding brussels sprouts to this superclean variation gives it a healthy crunch.

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This gorgeous version really puts the egg in Egg McFitFun u2014 a hard-boiled egg with no yolk sits atop a bed of spinach and mashed avocado.

The Green Monster Gets a Makeover in This Protein-Packed Smoothie

On days when I barely have time to wipe the sleep out of my eyes, I need a no-fuss breakfast that’s quick to make ¡ª and even easier to take with me out the door. For times like these, I swear by this recipe for a blueberry green monster. Containing only five ingredients, it still manages to load me up on protein and fiber, which are essential for powering me through the morning.

Blueberry Protein Smoothie

From Michele Foley, POPSUGAR Fitness

Blueberry Protein Smoothie

Blueberry Green Monster Smoothie

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk1-2 scoops vanilla protein powder (I used Perfect Fit Protein Powder by Tone It Up)1/2 cup frozen blueberries1 cup spinach1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurtIce cubes, optional

The Green Monster Gets a Makeover in This Protein-Packed Smoothie

On days when I barely have time to wipe the sleep out of my eyes| I need a no-fuss breakfast that’s quick to make ¡ª and even easier to take with me out the door. For times like these| I swear by this recipe for a blueberry green monster. Containing only five ingredients| it still manages to load me up on protein and fiber| which are essential for powering me through the morning.

Blueberry Protein Smoothie

From Michele Foley| POPSUGAR Fitness

Blueberry Protein Smoothie

Blueberry Green Monster Smoothie

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk1-2 scoops vanilla protein powder (I used Perfect Fit Protein Powder by Tone It Up)1/2 cup frozen blueberries1 cup spinach1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurtIce cubes| optional

9 Selfies With Hot Guys Later, This Woman Sets a Personal Record at the NYC Marathon

9 Selfies With Hot Guys Later| This Woman Sets a Personal Record at the NYC Marathon

Image Source: take more than 20 selfies along the way. This year Kelly brought her same fun spirit to the race| snapping pics of strong men along the course to help give her that extra boost to charge across the finish line. But the message on her final snap is what resonates with us the most: “”It’s been my goal since my first marathon back in 2013 to break 4 hours and it just happened . . . I did it. I fucking did it. Screw looking for a boyfriend| I’ll take this PB any day.””

As anyone who has ever run a marathon can tell you| it’s no easy feat u2014 so if a little eye candy is what helped Kelly hit a personal record| we are in full support. Who knows? Maybe she will fare as well as Steve Bergstrom did. Earlier this month| he scored a date by writing a single ad on his back for women to see as he ran the Chicago Marathon. Follow Kelly’s race from start to finish| and be prepared to laugh u2014 and cry u2014 as she undertakes her epic journey.