If the thought of hitting the gym leaves you filled with dread, it might be time to rethink your fitness regime. Yoga not only has physical benefits such as toning, but mentally it can be one of the most relaxing exercises out there. The rise of yogis, those who practice yoga, has seen them conquering the world of Instagram with photos of their impressive poses, stunning backdrops and positive quotes.
We take a look at the top 10 yogis to follow on Instagram who will have you reaching for the nearest yoga mat…
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Caitlin Turner gives fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse at her yogi lifestyle
Caitlin Turner (@gypsetgoddess) is one of our favourite yogis on Instagram – her laidback attitude and positive approach to life make her an inspiration for anyone trying to banish stress from their lives. Funny posts, quirky yoga poses and wanderlust-inducing settings make her page a must-follow for anyone looking to brighten up their newsfeed.
Meanwhile, Talia Grace Peretz (@talia_sutra) will make you want to grab your fitness gear and enjoy the great outdoors - tropical beaces and sun-soaked cities are just some of the places she practices yoga. Her account is particularly great for vegans as she herself eats a vegan diet and often shares tips for great recipes.
Talia Grace Peretz showcases some seriously impressive yoga poses
If you're looking for a new challenge, then Kerri Verna (@beachyogagirl) is the yogi for you. Her page is chock-block full of easy tutorials for all levels, whether you're a total beginner or a yoga regular. If you need that extra boost of motivation, you'll definitely want to follow Irene Pappas (@fitqueenirene) – she has the flexibility most of us could only dream of, making even the most complicated pose look like the easiest thing in the world.
Aubry (@aubrymarie) is another must-follow for those trying to kickstart a healthy routine – she gives her fans sneak peeks at the workouts behind her enviably toned abs. Amanda Bisk (@amandabisk) also shares her top tips for a balanced lifestyle – a yoga instructor, athletics coach and former pole vaulter, she knows everything from healthy recipe ideas to tips and tricks to becoming the ultimate yogi.