‘Freeing, liberating’: Woman proudly posts photos of naked yoga, shuts down trolls
This American woman has an important message about body positivity and she conveys it in her unique way.more lifestyle Updated: Sep 19, 2017 16:25 IST
Kirsty Tavolacci has an important message about body positivity and conveys it in her unique way.
The American shares photos of her doing elaborate yoga postures while naked on Instagram, where she has more than 30,000 followers. The 21-year-old yoga enthusiast believes everyone should know they are beautiful in their “natural state”.
“I was prompted to post naked yoga photos because it was freeing, liberating, and truly a form of art that not many people had seen before. The purpose of the photos is to let everyone know that they are beautiful and to let everyone know that in their most natural state, confidence and self-love is everything,” she told Charlotte Five.
"Are we born for something bigger than a simple life on tracks? Station to station, just pressing time to the finish line Are we fooling our imaginations? Like ships on the shore or planes on the floor Or trains on the highway You're a colorful soul in a technicolor world While you're living it black and white . Where we are is not all we are It's the path we've run so far Have you ever felt so alive? You feel the blood in your veins like ice Melting down your spine Oh, have you fallen in love? Felt that shiver, that shift in your soul Crashing down like a wave On the seaside, on the seaside" - All We Are by Andy Kong . . . Enjoying my last afternoon in Coronado on the beach then saying goodbye to @stringbeanyoga 😭 At 3 I'm taking a train up to LA to see my "gram" bestie I've never met, @lexcreid in just a few short hours! Going to a HIIT vinyasa class later tonight in Venice & def. gonna be cuddling her kitty 🐱 see you soon babe! . . #pincha #pinchamayurasana #HIITtoINVERT #backbend #yoga
While some have lauded her bold step, Tavolacci has also received negative comments for her nude pictures. But she has not let haters get the best of her and hit back at her critics with powerful messages.
“Why are people so mad at girls who are okay with themselves? Do you know how many problematic things they have had to unlearn?” she captioned one of her nude pictures.
“How much self-destructive stuff they have had to erase from their memory? Don’t patronize someone for feeling confident because you don’t know the process that went into building their self-esteem.”
She even responds to rude comments from her followers, deletes the nasty ones and blocks those who write them to ensure her page reflects the positivity she preaches.
She says her posts don’t “sexualise” the naked body but encourage people to feel confident in being “naked, natural and truly themselves”.
“As a society, we should be telling others they are beautiful and empowering them, not doing the opposite [..],” she says.
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First Published: Sep 19, 2017 16:24 IST