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Stoke Your Spirit: 31 Images to Inspire Transcendence

As you meet your true Self, you will begin to transcend attitudes, reactions, and ways of being you were previously accustomed to. Open up to the true you.

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Even when gift wrapping and pie baking edge out asana and meditation on your to-do list, there is still always an opportunity to connect with your truest Self. Follow us all month on Facebook and Instagram for spiritual inspiration, then share how you #stokeyourspirit.

The spiritual path leads you out of the mundanity of daily life and into a higher realm of consciousness. As you meet your Self, grow, and discover your connection to all things, you will begin to transcend attitudes, reactions, and ways of being you were previously accustomed to. Let these 31 transcendent images by photographer Robert Sturman inspire you to open up to the true you.

Vinh Chhuon

San Francisco

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Shannon Sharma

Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

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Seth Kaufman

Miami Beach, FL

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Roni Sloman

The Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL

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Riva Gdanski

Malibu, CA

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Rina Jakubowicz

Havana, Cuba

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Noelle Beaugureau

Northern Malibu, CA

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Noelle Beaugureau

Northern Malibu, CA

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Molly Lehman

The North Atlantic

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Mike Taylor

Virginia Beach, VA

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Megan Marie

The North Atlantic

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Marilyn Isaac

San Francisco, CA

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Liz Arch

The Hills of Malibu, CA

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Lauren Doty

New Smyrna Beach

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Kelly Kamm

Northern Malibu, CA

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Kelly Kamm

Northern Malibu, CA

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Jody Domerstad

Asbury Park, NJ

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Jodi Ascherman

New Smyrna Beach, FL

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Jeremy Brook

Malibu Canyon, CA

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Jeff Micks

The George Washington Bridge, NJ

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Janet Stone

The Embarcadero, San Francisco

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Izabel Olson

The Chicago Skydeck Ledge

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Dan Nevins

Coronado, CA

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Eric Paskel

Leo Carrillo Beach, CA

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Danielle Bertoia

Venice Beach, CA

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Cristi Christensen

Venice Beach, CA

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Liz Arch

Virginia Beach, VA

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Ashika Gogna

Sedona, AZ

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Peter Wallace

peter wallace, warrior 2 pose, virahabdrasana 2


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Ashika Gogna

The Met, New York City

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Beth Bentley

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St. Petersburg, Florida

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robert sturman and dog

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

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