Yoga promotes mindfulness and health, no matter your shape, size, or situation. Take Jessamyn Stanley, a self-proclaimed "fat femme" and "yoga enthusiast." Or Saranlux "Wah" Wunjina, eight months pregnant and promoting prenatal yoga through her mind-blowing Instagram videos. These women are proof that yoga knows no bounds. And now a very unlikely, fluffy yogi is here to do the same.
Enter: Meddy Teddy, an adorable teddy bear whose aim is to provide children with a fun and alternative way to learn yoga and meditation. A study in the Journal of Children's Services shows how practicing yoga in early childhood can help kids develop self-regulation, mind-body awareness, and physical fitness, which can then lead to several positive outcomes such as improved behavior, mental state, and health. This teddy bear is so much more than a stuffed toy!
Meddy Teddy already has more than 10,000 followers on Instagram, even though it's only in its developmental stages. The peaceful bear performs intricate yoga poses, from downward dogs to headstands, that are bound to bring a smile to your face. And check out Meddy Teddy's leggings, designed by K-Deer! It doesn't get much cuter than that. See for yourself.