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Stoke Your Spirit: 26 Images to Inspire Growth

Each discovery on the spiritual path is valuable for growth. Embrace them all. Here, 26 examples from photographer Robert Sturman of people dedicated to that work.

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Your trip along the spiritual path is exploratory. Some of the discoveries will be awe-inspiring while others may be disheartening. Still each finding uncovered in your practice is valuable and necessary for growth. Embrace the process. Here are 26 examples of people dedicated to this same work from photographerRobert Sturman.

Rina Jakubowicz

Havana, Cuba

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United States Coast Guard Boatswain’s Mate First Class MacLean

Santa Monica, CA

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Tommy Valencia

Malibu, CA

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Stacy Thorton

Alcatraz Federal Prison, CA

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Sarah Llewellyn

Los Angeles, CA

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Sandra Arecheaderra

The Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

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Lieutenant Commander Liz Corwin, Navy F-18 Pilot

Virginia Beach, VA

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Liz Corwin

Virginia Beach, VA

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Natalia Pinzon

Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.

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Natalia Pinzon

Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.

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Miles Goldstein

Washington, D.C.

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Mandy Roberts

Saint Petersburg, FL

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Harlem United’s H.O.M.E. Center, NYC

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Lisa ‘Firefly’ Johnson

Studio Exploration, Santa Monica, CA

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Jurre Twijnstra

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Julie Locke

San Francisco

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Jennifer Martin

New Smyrna Beach, FL

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Gerald Saluti

Asbury Park, NJ

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Elise Sturman-Museles

Charleston, SC

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Dr. Sandra Doman

South Beach, Miami

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Dice Iida-Klein

Venice, CA

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Christine Chan O’Donnell

Tribeca, New York City

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Beth Bentley

The Gulf Coast of Florida

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Amy Pastore

Asbury Park, NJ

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Amy Pastore

South Beach, Miami

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Alex Nguyen, American War Veteran

Virginia Beach, VA

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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. See more on:
Twitter: @robertsturman
Instagram: @robertsturman
Facebook: @Artist.Photografia