Slideshow: Yoga Photographer Robert Sturman Celebrates Earth Day Around the World

In this stunning gallery of photos by Robert Sturman, the acclaimed yoga photographer captures yogis practicing in their natural element in honor of Earth Day. "As an artist, I often think of Rumi’s words, 'I can’t stop pointing to the beauty.’ That feels right to me,'" he says. In the following slideshow, Sturman asks yogis—both renowned teachers and "regular" practitioners—what the Earth means to them in their practice and their lives.
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A dedicated yoga practitioner, photographer Robert Sturman has increasingly focused on capturing the timeless grace and embodied mindfulness of asana in his work. His portraits, whether set in the lively streets of Manhattan, the expansive beaches and canyons of Malibu, the timeless elegance of Walden's New England, or the bleakness of Marin County's San Quentin Prison, remind us that there is beauty everywhere. Sturman's honors include Official Artist of the 47th Annual Grammy Awards, 2010 FIFA World Cup Artist Representing America, and Official Artist 2007 United States Olympics. In 2012 and 2013, Sturman was the subject of two separate New York Times articles celebrating his photographs of yoga from around the world. Sturman is also the host of the Asana Society Podcast—remarkable stories celebrating the all-inclusive, awesomely inspiring, and vast yoga world!