Why Everyone is Freaking Out Over This Bear
Meddy Teddy is basically the Snuggle bear but bendier — he's a toy designed to inspire kids to practice yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. But Meddy's getting lots of love on Instagram, with 10,000 followers and counting.
Because you probably have a lot of questions about a bear who practices yoga, Cosmopolitan.com touched base with the rising star to see what it's really like to be a bear making strides in a saturated yoga scene:
You've obviously a very special bear. Can any teddy bear do yoga?
Thank you! My limbs are bendable, allowing me to manipulate and transform my body into different yoga poses. You could say I'm more limber than the average bear, but we're all very special.
Some of your poses are truly amazing! Do paws make inversions any easier?
Yes. Strength in the paws give you strength in your pose — and the same goes for humans with hands and feet. A paw inversion is similar to a human inversion performed with a rolled yoga mat held in each hand.
You always pose with your eyes closed. Why?
When your eyes are closed, the beauty of the world can be seen inside of you. I keep my eyes closed as a reminder to look within. It helps me find my inner Teddy.