Badass CEO rockin’ arm balances all over New York City.

{One-arm handstand at Grand Central Station, NY}

{One-arm peacock at Grand Central Station, NY}

 

He is a mystery. I am not sure of his true profession—but my projection as is most of ours, is that he fits the CEO profile. But then he gets up on his hands and the entire story changes. 

I couldn’t pass the opportunity to make some unconventional art with him in my recent work trip to New York. He showed me the most quotidian, not often witnessed side of yoga — that of art that breaks free from social labels and convention, the everyday nonconformist off-the-mat yoga practiced in unlikely places and clothes.

He seems to have taken another CEO, Steve’s Job’s advice to heart:

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

 

{Photo: Robert Sturman}

{Peaceful warrior at the New World Trade Center}

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{Morning Practice in the financial district}

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{Vashistasana with Washington}

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{Handstands on the Subway – Manhattan}

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{Upward Dog with George Washington}

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{New Perspectives, Wall Street}

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{West Village Arm Balance}

{West Village Arm Balance}

Yogi in a CEO suit: Trace Keasler.

 

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Robert Sturman
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. In Sturman's own words, "I often think of Rumi's words, 'I can't stop pointing to the beauty.' That feels right to me." 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. You can find out more about Robert’s work at his online studio and connect with him via Facebook and Twitter.
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