Yoga In Chicago: 18 Photos From The Windy City

Written by Robert Sturman

The folks of Chicago are some of the most passionate people I've had the honor of working with throughout my travels. When I arrived there last autumn, it had been raining nonstop and the forecast called for even more rain still yet to come.

I already had about 30 shoots set up — all outdoor — and I'll admit I was anxious about whether or not I'd end up with great imagery. My work requires a lot of getting low to the ground for the right perspective, so clearly I was worried about doing a good job in weather that was less than ideal.

But not one Chicagoan complained about the rain. The show went on as planned, proving that the art of asana can be performed anywhere, at any time. Here is a selection of 18 images I captured during my rainy stay in this glorious, All-American city.

Wide-Leg Handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana)

Stephanie Adler: Downtown Chicago

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Crow Pose (Bakasana)

Christian Maloof: The Chicago Bean at Millennium Park

AcroYoga: "Lover's Plank"

Halle Miroglotta and Jon Apacible: The Picasso Sculpture

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Dancer's Pose (Natarajasana) With Mudra

Alicia Huleisy: Downtown Chicago

Modified Side Plank (Vasisthasana)

Mamaste: The Chicago Library

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Pose Dedicated To The Sage Koundinya II (Eka Pada Koundinyasana II)

Alicia Huleisy: Downtown Chicago

Dancer's Pose

Nancy O'Toole: Millenium Park, Chicago

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One-Leg Revolved Firefly (Eka Pada Parvritta Tittibhasana)

Carmen Aguilar: Downtown Chicago

One-Leg Side Plank Variation (Eka Pada Vasisthasana)

Carmen Aguilar: Downtown Chicago

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Dancer's Pose

Valerie Roedenbeck Maloof: The Chicago Art Institute

Reclined Hero Pose (Supta Virasana) With Half Lotus

Izabel Olson: The Chicago Skyline

One-Leg Upward Bow/Wheel Pose (Urdhva Danurasana)

Izabel Olson: The Wrigley Building

Goddess Pose (Utkata Konasana)

Elizabeth Gallo: Millennium Park

Bound Extended Side Angle Pose (Baddha Utthita Parsvakonasana)

Ginny Wells: Millennium Park

Dancer's Pose With A Friend

Ginny Wells and Cilla Stoll: Millennium Park

Warrior I (Virabhadrasana I) With Backbend

Bernardo Isacovici: Downtown Chicago.

Forearm Stand (Pincha Mayurasana) With Split Legs

Kassie Meeks: Alexander Calder's Flamingo

Dancer's Pose + Self-Portrait

A reflection in The Bean.

Gallery courtesy of Robert Sturman Studio

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