Little Green Army Men Transformed Into Graceful Yogis Who Practice Flexible Poses

Little Green Army Men Toys

Anyone can enjoy and benefit from the practice of yoga. While it is often viewed as a “feminine” activity, it's anything but that—completing the poses requires grace, strength, and flexibility. Several years ago, Dan Abramson of Brogamats wanted to convince more men, boys, and military veterans to try the ancient activity. His solution was to create Yoga Joes, a series of little green army men toys that are striking some of the most iconic poses of the practice.

These men might seem like unconventional messengers for the benefits of yoga, but Abramson reframes our preconceived notions of them. He calls Yoga Joes our “inner peacekeepers” (as opposed to global peacekeepers) and they act as symbols of calm and focus to anyone who is need of it in their daily lives.

Yoga Joes Series 1 is Abramson’s original set of green army men toys. It features nine 1-to-3-inch figures who strike a variety of poses, from the beginner level Downward-Facing Dog to the advanced Headstand. Their skills are displayed in “mini yoga studio” packaging, but they can practice anywhere—like on your desk or in your home gym. Yoga Joes Series 1 is now available in the My Modern Met Store.

Remember little green army men toys? Dan Abramson has reimagined them as yogis.

Little Green Army Men Toys

Called Yoga Joes, these toys come in nine positions, featuring Headstand, Lotus, Cobra Pose…

Little Green Army Men Toys

Warrior One, Warrior Two, Child's Pose…

Yoga Joes Toys

…Tree Pose, Crow Pose, and Downward-Facing Dog.

Yoga Joes Toys

Yoga Joes Toys

Little Green Army Men Toys

Get your own set of Yoga Joes toys here:

Yoga Joes: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Store

All images via Yoga Joes.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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