50 Inspirational Yogis on Instagram You Should Follow Now!
50 Inspirational Yogis on Instagram You Should Follow Now!

Instagram is a social media platform that now has over 800 million monthly users and 500 million active users . With thousands of yoga hashtags, it can seem overwhelming to find the best Instagram accounts to follow. We’ve compiled the top 50 yoga Instagram accounts to stay motivated, inspired, and at ease. To make the list, we looked at a number of factors including inspiration, and diversity. We also chose accounts where people are making yoga accessible to yogis of all different ages, abilities, sizes, gender, and locations. Enjoy!

Boysofyoga

If your Instagram feed is filled with women doing yoga, Boy of Yoga helps squash the stereotype that yoga is just for women. The Boys of Yoga is a project from Michael James Won, a London based yoga teacher. Its mission is to squash the stereotypes of yoga. The account is checkered with men doing yoga all over the world.

Hannahtaha

Backbends and flexibility are Hannah Taha’s strong suit with photos from LA, Portugal, Amsterdam and everywhere in between. In her comments section, she has tidbits of inspiration to match her impressive postures.

Pocketdwarf

Melissa Lee is based out of Alberta, Canada. Her feed is graced with poses in picturesque Alberta as well as some random pieces of furniture and walls. Her asanas show a high degree of both flexibility and strength. Paired with the settings, this account will make anyone feel at ease and inspired.

Jess_chinfong

Jessica Chin Fong is based out of Florida and clearly shown but the vast amount of beach yoga shots. With motivational comments, amazing mural shots, and some fun partner yoga, Jessica’s Instagram account is fun and chill at the same time.

Nidhimohankama

Thank you #mysore 🙏 . You have been amazing learnt so much here. Disconnected from the external world a lot 😶 focused on myself and learning. Made amazing human connections , thank you to my gurus, family and friends for supporting me in this journey. . Thank you to my Instagram family too , where ever I went in Mysore some of you where always there to support. 🙏🙏 Thank you for those blessings. #grateful and starting the week in this #positivenergy. . For now Hello #bangalore and see you soon #delhi 🤗🤗 #backwithabang . Shot on #pixel2 #teampixel Wearing @pumaindia #pumalove PS: if I haven't replied to your messages or emails in the last month. I assure you things would be back to normal soon. 🙏🙏 Thank you for your patience. . #desimuscles #desimusclestravel #yoga #yogajourney #kasyapasana #vegan #veganyogi #vegansofig #yogaeverydamnday #yogalove #mysorediaries

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Based out of India, Nidhi Mohan Kamal’s Instagram feed shows not only yoga but delicious vegan food and her work as a personal trainer. There are images in traditional sarees that feels natural and not forced or pretentious.

Wanderlustfest

Wanderlustis the biggest yoga festival in the world offering one day and multiple day events as well as online classes. Their account not only shows off the photos but yogis all over the world in inspirational locations doing yoga postures from the basic postured to wild inversions.

Spritesoren


Based out of Chicago, Soren Buchanan is the daughter of an art teacher and sign painter. Paying homage to her upbringing, the photos not only display a plethora of arm balances and inversions but with the backdrop of Chicago’s murals. It is full of yoga, art, and uplifting color.

Yogimemes

For those interested in making yoga a little less serious, Pedro Luna’s Instagram account aims to make yogis “laugh on the reg”. Yog memes is filled with quotes and sentiments that only a yogi can understand and laugh at.

Rrayyme


Remi Ishizuka originally started her blog to document healthy breakfast bowls. Later, the LA-based blogger started branching into fitness and wellness. Her Instagram feed is a blend of fitness, wellness, yoga postures, and travel photos to inspire anyone interested in self-care.

TaraStiles

Waiting on my @noh8campaign portrait to arrive like 🧘🏻‍♀️🌈 I met the founders of #NOH8 @jeffparshley & @adambouska in a @stralayoga class I was leading at the lovely @wpuntademita & instantly fell in love with their joy to be alive and ability to appreciate everything wonderful they were given in the moment. I was like, omg they get it can we be friends! Big inhale and LIFT! Easy exhale and SOFTEN. Sometimes it’s a challenge as a Guide to see when it’s frustrating for people to get out of their own way enough to enjoy the privilege and awesomeness it is to be able to take a yoga class. Forcing, pushing and struggle is what I see a lot of (we do yoga how we do everything else) and it’s my job not to lecture, but to soften EVEN MORE and model clearly a great way to be, so adaptation to your most authentic, joyful self oozes out with ease. I smiled all the way through seeing these two flow. It’s not about being good at poses, it’s about being good at being yourself. Practice being you by moving in agreement with yourself while you are improving yourself. Spending the day preparing my notes for Advanced Leadership 300 hour coming up & a lot of it has to do with getting out of the way of yourself so you can let the magic flow. Anyone feel that? #stralayoga #loveislove #NOH8

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One of the early adapters for social media and yoga, Tara Stiles’ feed is well balanced with amazing photos, family photos, full yoga classes, and lots of smiles.

KiddingAroundYoga


For those interested in motivating children to practice yoga, Kidding Around Yoga has cute photos of children practicing yoga as well as adults, who are young at heart, learning how to teach yoga to children.

Yoga_girl

SO ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE WITH EVERYBODY! I’m holding so much love in my heart right now. It’s overflowing. Our teacher training group here at the studio. The team, making it all possible. My family. All of you; every person on here reading my thoughts and sending so much love my way every day… I love you so much. It’s quite remarkable. I’m always split when it comes to social media but right now I only feel gratitude for it all. Thank you for setting a good example for the kind of epic, supportive, heart-centered community the internet actually can create!❤️✨ Sending love and love and love and love to YOU. x . . . #YogaGirl #yogaeverydamnday #socialmedia #compassion #truth #life #supyoga #downwarddog #sea #ocean #surf #surfboard #sunshine #island #thankyou

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With over 2 million followers, Rachel Brathen is the founder of the popular yoga hashtag #yogaeverydamnday. Also, like Tara Stiles, an early adopter of the yoga and Instagram craze, Rachel’s posts are inspirational by documenting not only her yoga journey but the transition to being a yoga mama.

Samratpasham

Based out of India, Samrat’s feed shows a transformation of a slightly heavier and serious yogi and how he became a little more healthy and joyous. While many photos are in arm balances or inversions, it’s peppered with poses with his son and beautiful photos around India.

The_Altman

For the sports enthusiast, yoga teacher Joshua Altman’s account is a combination of yoga postures, working out, and doing yoga on countertops and the in front of the oven in his kitchen. Taking some of the mysticism out of yoga, it’s a great feed for those outdoor enthusiasts who just happen to like yoga and don’t mind using countertops as a mat.

Natashanoel001

Day 2 of #journeytodhanurasana Today we are working on Urdhva Dhanurasana or upward facing bow! I am doing the advanced Posture. You need to be extremely comfy in all the basics postures first to be ready to do this one. HOW-TO-DO URDHVA DHANURASANA (BOW POSE) 1. Lie back with your feet hip width and your hands slightly wider than your shoulders. 2. Take a slow, deep, “everything is going to be alright” breath. 3. Gently press your lower back into the floor and lift your tailbone. Initiating the pose this way will help your pelvis rotate the correct direction in the pose and minimize compression in your lower back. Continue lifting your up through your tailbone as you proceed through the following instructions. 4. As you inhale, press down through your hands and feet, lift your body slightly off the floor, and place the top of your head on floor. Bring awaress to your feet and press down through your big toes and inner heels—this will help minimize the tendency for the feet to splay outward in the pose. Take a moment to hug your elbows toward each other so that your elbows stay shoulder-width apart. 5. As you exhale, press your hands and feet more firmly into the floor and use this strength to raise your body into the posture. 6. Now that you’re in Upward Bow. Give yourself 3 to 5 breaths here and repeat the pose a few times. 7. It’s tempting to quickly bail out of the pose as soon as you’re done with it. Instead, practice lowering slowly to the floor. In fact, try to lower down one vertebra at a time. Slowing your descent in this posture will strenghten your shoulders, strengthen you abdominal core, and help decompress your lower back. 8. Take a moment or two after the pose and savor the sensations of your body. If you’re like me, your favorite part of Upward Bow is the moment you’re done. IF I CAN’T DO UPWARD BOW YET, WHAT SHOULD I DO INSTEAD? There are many, many reasons that Upward Bow can be innaccessible. If you’re unable to do Upward Bow, it may be due to lack of mobility or lack of strength. It’s also possible that you have discomfort in your wrists, shoulders, or knees that’s holding you back. (Continued below 👇🏾)

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Natasha Noel’s Instagram has yoga postures. However, the main inspiration is her #truthbombmon hashtag that shows how photos are either touched up or carefully planned on Instagram to falsely represent what people’s normal bodies look like. It’s a great way to practice satya with her followers.

Yogabeyond

Yoga beyond is a yoga teacher training brand. With photos of acro teachers Honza and Claudine as well as their adorable daughter Sofie Phoenix, their account represents family, community, and yoga. Their travels and tribe of students reflect a diverse community of yoga and joy.

Brianmilleryoga

"We know what we are, but know not what we may be" -William Shakespeare

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Based out of Montreal, yoga teacher and creator of Karmavore Superfoods Brian Miller’s feed shows feats of seemingly impossible flexibility and arm balances as well as videos of challenging sequences.

Yogawithcoffee

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Based out of Hong Kong, Valerie’s Lam has a YouTube channel with over 475,000 followers. Her Instagram feed is a combination of accessible yoga postures as well as arm balances. In the mix, there are other workout inspirations such as hanging upside down between two walls in an alley.

Tjhark

Yoga teacher Taylor Harkness’s documents life that is filled with smiles, travel, yoga, and his amazingly cute dogs. While there is much debate about yogis making money on yoga from their photos, Taylor’s feed proudly boasts that he is not for sale and he won’t sell out for product endorsements on his account which is refreshing.

NolaTrees

Dana Falsetti’s Instagram is full of photos that demonstrate basic and advanced postures, poses in nature while promoting positive body image. Dana believes that every moment “is an opportunity to work on becoming her best and highest self.”

LauraSykora


Laura Kasperzak’s Instagram bio is on point: “Wife, Mother, Handstand Addict”. Each photo looks like an advertisement for Cirque du Soleil, featuring Laura in inversions and arm balances as well as her daughter as a partner in some acro yoga.

Amputee_kat

Face down. Ass up.

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While Kat Hawkins may not have the thousands of the followers some of the other people have on this list, her bio says it all “Amputee passionate about changing narratives of the human body.” Not just yoga, although poses are definitely still in the feed, Kat shows that being an amputee doesn’t mean she can’t create beautiful works of art through dance or other means.

Yogatrade

Yoga Trade is a membership subscription service that pairs yoga teachers with international venues to find work or karma exchanges in exotic locations. An online community of traveling yogis, its feed reflects yoga teachers from all over the world doing what they love to do: travel and yoga.

Deepikamehtayoga

Happy Independence Day beautiful people.❤️🇮🇳 #merabharatmahaan 🙏🏻

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Deepika Mehta is based out of India. Her feed is filled with color, yoga postures, and both nature and urban landscapes.

Sassyyogi

Singapore based yoga instructor Angie has a combination of yoga, fitness, and her personal life. There are the standard yoga poses but a nice blend of stilling feeling familiar capturing moments such as weddings, reading, putting on face masks and chilling with her peeps.

Danatrixieflynn

Instagram is overwhelming with Instagram accounts of yogis who are 20 and 30 somethings. Founder of Laughing Lotus NYC, Dana Trixie Flynn proves that people can be over 40 and still have a lot of yoga, flair, and energy in their lives.

Acroyoga

Another teacher training feed, Acroyoga is a collection of photos from their community at teacher trainings and festivals. Their photos show yogis connecting and playing all over the world.

Thebeginnersguidetoyoga

While many Instagram feeds often show the impossible, Stephanie Gongora’s is full of tutorials for beginner yogis to both learn basic and advanced postures. Additionally, she’s based out of Costa Rica with nature in the backdrop of many posts.

Meliniseri

Melini Jesudason is a wanderer with Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, and New York as her home locations and for the brainiacs is a Wharton School alum. Acro yoga, backbends, beaches, insane arm balances are just some of the motivational pics to expect on her page.

Yogvandana

Another India based yoga teacher and official yoga instructor for the FSI government of India, eRYT Vandana Gupta’s feed is not only full of amazing yoga postures but tidbits of yoga philosophy in the comments.

Chocolako

I'm super excited to be back and teaching in Lagos! Below is my teaching schedule for the week. Come, bring friends and a mat for some full body restoration and one of my juicy hugs. Each session is 60 minutes. Wednesday, July 18 7pm – Releasing Muscle Tension with Yin Yoga Lo Studio @lostudiolagos 3 Ibiyinka Olorumbe Close Victoria Island Thursday, July 19 7pm – Honoring Mindfulness Lo Studio @lostudiolagos 3 Ibiyinka Olorumbe Close Victoria Island Saturday, July 21 10am – Inner Fire Vinyasa Flow Lo Studio @lostudiolagos 3 Ibiyinka Olorumbe Close Victoria Island Monday, July 23 7pm – Intro to Yoga Lo Studio @lostudiolagos 3 Ibiyinka Olorumbe Close Victoria Island Tuesday, July 24 7pm – Inner Fire Vinyasa Flow Lo Studio @lostudiolagos 3 Ibiyinka Olorumbe Close Victoria Island Wednesday, July 25 7pm – Inner Fire Vinyasa Flow Lo Studio @lostudiolagos 3 Ibiyinka Olorumbe Close Victoria Island Thursday, July 26 7pm – Opening with Ease: Heart + Hips Lo Studio @lostudiolagos 3 Ibiyinka Olorumbe Close Victoria Island #YogaInLagos #YogaWithChoc #YinYoga #Vinyasa #Flow #Lagos #Living #Lagos #Nigeria 📸 @jay.lenard

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Based out of Nigeria, self-described Chief Giggling Officer Chocolako is trying to get more people practicing yoga in Lagos. Her photos don’t try to adapt yoga or apparel to the West’s version of yoga but represent the vibrant color and culture of Nigeria.

Hollybentley_yoga

Babies, yoga, and motherhood grace Holly Bentley’s Instagram feed. Sometimes she partners with other Instagram yogis like @meliniseri for some acro shots, other times she’s mocking what her curated photos on Instagram compare to reality. Another plus for Holly is that for all the average sized bodies out there, her body type is relatable for people of average weight which is seriously unrepresented on Instagram.

Chintwins

⭐️Follow your own Star⭐️ #chintwins in @aloyoga by @nigelbarker

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For some sisterly love, Cristen and Kimberly Chin’s shared Instagram feed features the two dancers/yogis and makes the Doublemint gum commercials just seem lazy. Both in their 40s, they are an inspiration to other over 40 crowd, mothers, and yogis alike.

Abhijeet_sing

Photographer, yogi, and acro yoga enthusiast, Abhijeet Singh’s followers can expect photos from majestic landscapes in the mountains full of yoga, climbing, and enjoying nature.

Yogascapes

Yoga retreat company Yogascapes has been featured in magazines such as Time, Travel, Yoga Journal, to name a few but their Instagram feed inspires by imagining the places yogis can go. What’s refreshing is although there is clearly a yoga component, it feels completely accessible to those who can’t do forearms balances or touch their head with their feet.

Peter_yogafit

As one of the Instagram yogis with a smaller group of followers on this list, Peter’s feed is inspirational because everything seems so normal. Peter’s just a regular mature guy that looks like anyone’s dad doing yoga on a regular basis. Even if it means his dancer pose isn’t perfect or he’s still working on flexibility, he’s still doing yoga. When people say they’re too old or too inflexible to do yoga, just show them Peter’s page as inspiration.

Yogahermit

I remember when I first started practicing yoga, and I would always wonder how people were able to get their foot flat on the mat in side plank pose. I tried to do it for a while but would always topple over. Then one day a few months ago I was practicing side plank, I just kept lifting my hips and next thing I knew my whole foot was on the mat. It's not magic really, just practice. Practice is also letting go of things your body can't do for now and focusing on the things it CAN do. The foundations are essential for moving deeper. If you're forcing a pose to where it leads to frustration, you're not practicing yoga. Meet your body where it's at and slowly but surely, your body will start doing those things it couldn't before. Practice and all is coming. Patience and all is coming. P.S If you're wondering, yes my hair is purple 😂 see my personal page 👉 @tegaedwin for a clearer picture. Day 3 of #CoreBasic | Side Plank Pose | Vasisthasana with Hosts: @allykborn @coffeeandrainbows and @gaby__om
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Tega is a self-proclaimed Jesus lover, yoga practitioner, and dessert aficionado. Her feed represents that as most of her photos are solo yet inspirational nonetheless. Her faith isn’t preachy but inspirational regardless of what faith followers may have.

Mynameisjessamyn

Another body positive advocate, Jessamyn is breaking down barriers with photos, videos, and artistic shots while promoting her “everybody yoga” classes. It’s nice to see another yogi creating representation and inspiration to spread the gifts of yoga to all.

Chelsealovesyoga

listen to your breath. you do not have to search for it. it has always been there. • •• i've been spending more time listening to what has always been there. not imagining what i could use more of, or hoping to get rid of. instead, i am honoring for once what has always been. and i seem to find it in moments of stillness when i hear and remember my breath. • •• i am honored to share our story of yoga, social impact, and the work of @redclayyoga and #ylacamp | I will be offering a 45 minute dharma talk in #london at #sweatlife on june 23rd. • plus, co- leading a practice on sunday with #baronbaptiste , #gabriellebernstein , and #janetstone • •• i will also be leading a breathing + beginner's meditation experience at @21ninety summit next weekend. this summit by @blavity will be taking place in atlanta. i can't wait for you to see the line up ✨ • •• also… mark your calendars for @ashevilleyogafestival and a very special 1-day intensive i am co- leading with @skillinaction {michelle johnson} @kkellyyoga {kerri kelly} and @cjyogav {carrington jackson} • •• link in my bio for all events. • •• photo by @thompsoncphoto ✨

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Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts is an author and as of 2018 is developing a curriculum for Atlanta youth organizations in yoga and literacy. Her Instagram is filled with representation for people of color in yoga as well as the work she does within her community for teens. Her feed inspires community, yoga, and natural beauty.

Crazycurvy_yoga

Representing the curvy yoga moms out there, Brittany Danielle’s feed feels refreshingly accessible as most photos are shown around her home, proving that people don’t need to travel or spend top dollar for a yoga studio to get the benefits of yoga.

Kathy0805

Ballet dancer, yogi, and mom, Kathy’s feed has the standard photos of arm balances and inversions (especially the ones hanging upside down in doorways) but doing them around her apartment with her baby crawling around sometimes even with a mess on the floor. It doesn’t hurt that she has some solo photos of her baby who has some of the cutest cheeks on Instagram.

Biggalyoga

Author of Big Gal Yoga, Valerie Sagun doesn’t fit the typical yoga body stereotype– she’s a person of color and has curves. She originally started on Tumblr and gathered a huge following before moving to Instagram (Gaiam n.d.). Her feed is filled in photos of her in challenging photos and not being afraid to show her body off to promote positive representation in the yoga community.

Dade2shelby

Representing fit guys everywhere, international yoga teacher DJ Townsel is a former NFL athlete who started practicing in his living room because he didn’t feel comfortable practicing in public at the time. Now a 200-hour yoga instructor, DJ inspires with photos of his community, crazy ridiculous arm balances, and serious workouts. He has inspirations to bring yoga who don’t think it’s accessible to them, specifically to men and people of color.

Mathieuboldronyinyasa

Mathieu Boldron’s Instagram feed shows him teaching all over the world with students who are learning how to teach yoga. Additionally, there are some great shots of Mathieu in arm balances and inversions. The students and Mathieu all radiate joy during his session.

Koyawebb

A Holistic health coach and 500-hour yoga and meditation teacher, Hoya’s Instagram feed promotes travel, yoga, vegan eats, and self-care. Captions include positive mantras and motivation for individuals to love themselves and promote healthy habits for the mind and body.

Robinmartinyoga

Angles and lines ♥️ These hollowback shapes used to be my nemesis and now I can’t get enough of them. I tend to avoid poses that I’ve either decided I ‘can’t’ do or that bring out the fear in me. I’m getting better and better at trusting myself, my determination, strength and resolve. ♥️ Coolest outfit ever from the new fall collection by @aloyoga that launches today – but only if you sign up for the mailing list! All access tomorrow. 😊 Thanks so much for capturing this pose @bonnieenglund 😘 #yoga #balance #determined #strong #flexible #black #gray #parkinglot #concrete #dirty #beautiful #breathe #strong #zen #curves #lines #aloyoga #beagoddess #findyouredge #igyoga #instayoga #asana #namaste

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Robin Martin can very obviously do amazing things with her body. However, what makes her page great is she shows side by sides of postures to help someone starting out getting into the post eventually through modifications and props. It’s a welcome addition for those wanting to get into more difficult postures but has no clue where to start.

Yulady

Based out of Colombia, breast cancer survivor Yulady Saluti practices yoga and Ayurveda. While her photos are beautiful her captions are heartfelt, honest, and doesn’t shy away from her battle with cancer, treatments, and pain. It’s refreshing, truthful, and courageous.

Blackgirlinom

Much like its respective website and podcast, BlackGirlInNom, this feed is full of inspiration through the representation of women of color, mindfulness, community, and some straightforward advice. It also has an amazing artistic feel that has been clearly thought out making the who feed feel coherent.

Robertsturman

Very rarely on this feed is Robert Sturman actually shown but his artistry and photography highlight yogis all over the world. Not only are the photos beautiful but it has photos of different ethnicities, abilities, locations, and ages.

Inflexibileyogis

This is so true 😂😂😂 and it’s only about 50% joke 😅 The more we practice yoga, the more we learn how to honor our bodies and take rest when we need to 🙏🏻 But also many times when I go to a friends workshop I will spend half the class in childspose 😂Tag a friend 👇👇👇👇 Thanks for sharing @melisfit_ #inflexibleyogis ・・・ Which YOGA pose is truly more advanced?! 🤔👉🏼The first yoga class I ever went to, I took every advance yoga pose possible. I considered myself in “good shape” and didn’t want to look weak and inexperienced. When the teacher called out to practice headstand pose as one of the peak inversions in class, he also gave the option to rest in child’s pose. I laughed to myself thinking – who would want to do that? I want to push myself and show everyone that I can balance on my head (lol!). 👉🏼 After a few years of practicing I now realize that taking every advanced option and showing off in a yoga class couldn’t be further from the point of practicing yoga. 🙏🏼 I now see that people who take a child’s pose in class means they are even more experienced and knowledgeable (and more advanced) because they understand what their body needs and aren’t leading with the ego (like I used to). I am very happy that my body allows me to practice a headstand pose – but if you see me in a yoga class I may be skipping it for the simplicity and relaxation of one of my favorite poses: child’s pose. 💕 Xo Melis

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There’s always debate around yoga and Instagram and whether or not Instagram is helping people feel yoga is accessible by the plethora of challenging postures in far off places. Inflexible yogis is great because it is incredibly instructional and one of the few feeds that actually teaches people how to practice modifications. Additionally, they have a plethora of before and after shots showing where yogas where before (not being able to touch their toes) fast forward several YEARS later and their progress.

Conclusion

Our list of 50 inspirational yogis on Instagram to follow was hand-picked to reflect the new and old faces of yoga for 2018. Hopefully, they are all here to stay and we’re looking forward to seeing more inspiration in 2019.

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