Hi all! I have a number of things going on in my life right now that are demanding my attention, so today’s blog article will be short, though totally worth checking out.
Recently a Facebook friends sent me a link to an article, saying that there were finally yoga Barbie dolls. As it turns out, that statement was only partially true. The AZIAM Girlz are the world’s first yoga doll series, but they are not made by a major toy manufacturer, and it shows. The dolls have been created by Alanna Zabel, a yoga teacher who (among many other pursuits) teaches yoga workshops to young girls. The eight planned dolls will each be named after one of the 8 limbs of yoga, and 10% of the profits will go to the charity each doll is associated with.
Better yet, they can really bend and do asanas! From their website: “Each doll has been designed to move with full range of motion in her hips and knees – she moves just like you! She also has a built-in spinal extension to allow for forward and back bending”
Now of only I could get the manufacturer to dress them in Downward Dog Mysteries t-shirts. My favorites are the ones below, who look like three of the major characters in my Downward Dog Mystery series:
My one quibble is that there aren’t any male yogis in the line that I’ve seen, or German shepherd dogis (dog yogis), an error I hope they rectify in the future.
You can purchase or pre-order these lovelies at http://www.aziamgirlz.com/collections/the-worlds-first-yoga-doll. Even better, they’re running a Kickstarter campaign. It looks to me like they have a way to go to meet their funding goal, but I’m going to support them anyway. I think it’s awesome to have young girls play with such positive role models.
I hope some of you join me!
Yee haw, yippee, and yahooey!
Come visit Whole Life Yoga in Seattle, and check out Tracy Weber’s author page for information about the Downward Dog Mysteries series. A KILLER RETREAT and MURDER STRIKES A POSE are available at book sellers everywhere