The slang word "trill" is a combination of the words "true" and "real," and those hip to trendy vernacular use it to validate someone's awesomeness and authenticity. So, when we spotted the hashtag #TrillYoga, we knew we were in for a treat.
In fact, a quick search of the hashtag on Instagram will yield nearly 5,000 images of women (and a few men) twisting, bending and striking their best yoga poses while wearing little to no clothes. This sexy take on the ancient Hindu-based practice is a bit shocking a first, but there's no denying the beauty and strength radiating from each photo -- which is exactly what Claire Fountain had in mind when she coined Trill Yoga.
"Trill Yoga doesn't follow the rules, it makes them," Fountain,who is a yoga teacher/trainer/writer, told The Huffington Post. "It's OK to be any body shape, to wear what you like, to listen to what you like, and realize you don't need a fancy studio -- you don't even really need a mat."
That's certainly true since Fountain's Instagram account -- which boasts approximately 221,000 followers -- captures the 29-year-old, New York City-based yogi striking poses in unexpected places like the street corner, the airport, and even a subway station.