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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

by Elise Museles

I feel like wishing you all a Happy New Year.  I know that seems ridiculous since we are three quarters of the way through 2012.  But to me, this time of year feels like new beginnings more than the actual new year.  Perhaps it’s the change of season, the back to school frenzy, or the fact that the less structured and carefree days of summer are over.  As you start to ease your way into a routine, think of it as an opportunity for real change with limitless possibilities.

To help you get in touch with how you want to show up in the “new year” or in the remaining part of this year, I have put together a feast for your eyes accompanied with inspirational quotes that will surely delight your senses and turn your focus on what truly nourishes your mind, body & spirit…or what I call your Soul Greens.

As a break from the usual blog post format (about a thousand words), enjoy the collection of images from Robert Sturman~Artist /Photografía Extraordinaire.

Question of the Day: What inspires you during this season of change? Share your quotes and stories below.

Dedicated yoga practitioner himself, Sturman’s work has increasingly focused on capturing the timeless grace and embodied mindfulness of asana. His portraits, whether set in the lively streets of Manhattan, the expansiveness of Malibu’s beaches and canyons, the timeless elegance of Walden’s New England, or the bleakness of San Quentin Prison, remind us that there is beauty everywhere. In Sturman’s own words “I often think of Rumi: ‘I can’t stop pointing to the beauty.’ That feels right to me.”

Credentials: Official Artist 47th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS, 2010 FIFA World Cup Artist Representing America, Official Artist 2007 United States Olympics.

8 Responses to A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

  1. Jennifer September 6, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    Wow, these photographs are incredible! Thanks for sharing them. On a flat day, when I need a little inspiration, I love looking through my art and design books while listening to some good music.

    • Elise September 6, 2012 at 11:53 pm #

      Hi Jennifer, I am so happy that you enjoyed them. I agree that some good music and beautiful art can lift the spirits!

  2. Beverly Sturman September 6, 2012 at 10:57 pm #

    I am a very proud mom!

  3. Robynne Chutkan September 7, 2012 at 12:38 am #

    What a treat – the photos and quotations are incredibly inspiring. I agree that Fall seems like a new start. Thank you Elise!

  4. cindy@yogainmypocket September 7, 2012 at 2:36 am #

    wow, and double wow! Those are pretty amazing photos and words. What inspires me – well B School BAbes for sure, and all the hope and possibility that a new fall season brings on. Always good to start anew with intentions and efforts.

    • Elise September 7, 2012 at 2:41 am #

      Cindy, thanks for your comment. To B-School Babe inspiration and a fall full of limitless possibilities…

  5. Mary anne ricci October 9, 2014 at 6:39 am #

    How do i order the yoga poster, “your own positive furture begins in this moment…”?


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