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Mermaid Yoga: Incredible, Underwater Instagram Photos

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    Browsing through random hashtags on Instagram can sometimes lead you to very dark corners of the Internet — places where you see things you wish you could forget. But, today I stumbled upon the breathtakingly stunning account of Britta Trubridge, freediving yogini and creator of B. Tru Yoga. She is also basically a mermaid.

    In her hauntingly beautiful, perfectly timed photographs, Trubridge manages to capture yoga's essence of calmness, stillness, and serenity while pulling off incredibly challenging asanas — and holding her breath. "Some of the poses are very difficult because the sinuses get flooded if the head is inverted," Britta explains. "So, even though it may look like I am 'serene,' I am in a lot of pain! There is a lot to learn and take from it all, and really, it's just for the love of art." Remember: Trubdrige (and her photographers) are trained freedivers, so don't try to recreate these images on your own.

    Behold, our favorite mermaid — minus the tail.

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  6. Courtesy of @BrittaTrubridge/Ilona DuBuske/Anastasia By The Sea.