How one yoga lover is challenging Instagram’s nudity policy

Nude Yoga Girl is on a mission.

Nude Yoga Girl on Instagram
Namaste Nude Yoga Girl wants to change the taboo perception of nudity in the media. Image Picture Instagram

Instagram has strict rules when it comes to nudity, but one intrepid yoga practitioner has found a way around it.

New internet sensation Nude Yoga Girl has amassed over 75,000 followers of her poses in just over a month.

The 25-year-old model, who has chosen to remain anonymous, uses shading and clever techniques to ensure certain parts of her anatomy are covered. The results are phenomenal.

Instagram have so far removed three of her images due to the presence of nipples, but the rest have remained on her page.

“I wanted to make the photos look very simple and minimalistic,” says Nude Yoga Girl. “I thought black and white would work the best for this.

“It’s also easier to hide the intimate parts of your body with shadows. In real life we see everything in colour. By doing black-and-white photos, the nudity doesn’t come across so aggressively but in a more artistic way.”

Her naked poses are captured in some truly gorgeous photography, and NYG is keen to keep everything as minimalist as possible.

“I wanted to take off everything unnecessary from the pictures on my account,” says NYG, who uses a timer to take her self-portraits.

“Nudity in social media is a taboo, but the nakedness and rawness of my photos reflect what I want to tell people.”

Nude Yoga Girl’s mantra reads: “You are beautiful exactly the way you are.”

Surely, even the most prudish of Instagram monitors can’t argue with that? Judge for yourself as Loaded presents five typically artistic images from Nude Yoga Girl’s account. Try not to put your back out when you try ’em out at home.

 


 

1 Looks relatively easy…

This looks easy…

Nude Yoga Girl on Instagram
Hardly explicit Beauty is in the eye of the poser.

2

Bending over backwards for freedom of expression

Nude Yoga Girl on Instagram
Put your back into it The model and photographer keeps her images as simple as possible.

 

3

Put your back into it

Nude Yoga Girl on Instagram
Namaste Nude Yoga Girl wants to change the taboo perception of nudity in the media.

 

4

Simple beauty

Nude Yoga Girl on Instagram
And stretch Three of Naked Yoga Girl's images have been removed for showing nipples.

 

5

Home time

Nude Yoga Girl on Instagram
And relax Taking a breather.
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Loaded’s entertainment editor Jennifer O’Brien is an award-winning journalist who has written extensively about popular culture as a national newspaper columnist and author. Follow her on Twitter at @Jen_OBrien1

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