Yup, it’s Come to This: Little Green Toy Soldiers Practicing Yoga
These toy soldiers have traded in their guns for a more peaceful way of life. San Francisco-based yoga enthusiast and toy inventor Dan Abramson created these amusing toy army men in yoga poses. The purpose is to inspire more people to try yoga, and consequently reap the health benefits for the mind and body. And maybe these mini figurines can also help children become acquainted with yoga. (Of course, it’s not entirely clear what little kids are supposed to do with their Yoga Joes. Line them up in rows in front of an instructor?) On the project’s Kickstarter page, Abramson explains:
When this idea was birthed over a year ago, I thought – what if yoga could be passed around in a way other than from a yoga class. What if yoga could be transmitted through a toy. I’m hoping people pass Yoga Joes around as an inexpensive gift to friends and loved ones, who might like to give yoga a shot. Plus, I hope yoga fans display them proudly in their homes, offices, and yoga studios. And I hope kids get to be acquainted with yoga from a young age – celebrating military men and women for their focus and discipline.
In my opinion, all they’re missing are yoga pants.