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 if 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:
You can purchase or pre-order these lovelies at http://www.aziamgirlz.com/collections/the-worlds-first-yoga-doll.
PS--all three books in my Downward Dog mystery series are now available! Learn more at http://tracyweberauthor.com. Thanks for reading!