Tynda is a town in Amur Oblast, Russia, known for an important railway junction, informally referred to as the capital of the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM). The town has a subarctic climate with severely cold winters. However, this has not stopped two yoga enthusiasts from enjoying yoga outdoors.
Julia and Ekaterina aim to make yoga popular in Tynda and to do so, they wanted to show their town what yoga is all about.
"Yoga is not so developed and popular here in Tynda. We thought about how to change attitudes towards yoga, and decided that we needed ‘strong’ photos that would attract attention, "Julia told the Siberian Times.
According to the yogis, Tynda doesn’t have many stunning architectural buildings, but the area has beautiful nature and severe frost, which the girls decided to use to their advantage.
Julia and Ekaterina are seen in pictures wearing sports uniforms such as tops, leggings and sneakers. That is not enough to keep them warm in a town where temperatures can drop below —40 degrees.
According to the girls, many years of doing yoga has helped them bear the extremely cold weather.