Just for fun, a client gave me a set of Yoga Joes for Christmas.
(It made my day)
By sheer coincidence, I discovered them a week ago. I saw an ad and my immediate thought was:
I want those!
I didn’t know anything about Yoga Joes, I just thought they were great. Turns out they were a Kickstarter project.
Dan Abramson created Yoga Joes to help promote yoga practice, especially among people who might not be likely to try yoga. He hopes to inspire beginners, men and veterans. In one interview he explained:
“Because yoga is for everyone, it reaches far beyond the cliche of a skinny, pumpkin spice latte white girl. All kinds of people can benefit from the strength and focus that comes from a good stretch, and I hope people who look at this toy, will consider giving it a try.”
It’s the sort of thing I’ll never buy for myself, so it was a perfect gift. I received the original Yoga Joe set, with Headstand, Meditation (a.k.a. Easy) Pose, Cobra Pose, Warrior One, Warrior Two, Child’s Pose, Tree Pose, Crow Pose, and Downward-facing dog.
I really like the attention to detail. And I appreciate the accuracy of the poses, such as how the foot is placed above the knee in Tree Pose. The body type of the models is true to form (observe the shoulders in Child’s Pose:)
It was one of many gestures of kindness from all of the amazing people that I’m blessed to work with. To express my gratitude, I put together a little Yoga Joes salute in their honor.
I had so much fun playing with my new toy. They’ll most likely travel, but these are their starting points.
From our home to yours, wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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