Thursday, November 20, 2008

Gingerbread Yogis


Poor gingerbread men, they always seem so....stiff! They need to loosen up a little like these guys from Patti Paige Baked Ideas Custom Baking.  How wonderful!   The alignment is not too shabby either, always with a smile on their face. Now THIS is someone who has found enlightenment!   Nice considering they will eventually end up in someone's belly, OM.....

26 comments:

Pink Heels said...

I LOVE THESE!!! OMG!!! I am buying these right now to share with my yoga students!

treehousejukebox said...

Adorable!

Mayhem said...

Too Adorable - I love making gingerbread men that are "alternative"

Charlotte said...

These are very cool. I love both baking and yoga so these are right up my alley. My kids have been asking when we will make gingerbread men - love the idea of gingerbread asanas! Thanks for the most interesting find!

Mitzi Zohar said...

That is awesome! I wanted to feature them on my blog too, but I don't know how to grab the picture. Any tips would be most gratefully appreciated.

Koko said...

OMG! These are SOO cute!! So creative...

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know where I can find the cookie cutters to make my own cookies?

Economic Preparedness said...

These yoga cookies are so creative. I love them!

Do you know about Bikram yoga? It is quite interesting. I recently heard about it. Have you ever tried it?

http://www.bikramyogaseacliff.com/

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Amy Putkonen (Jewell) said...

I wrote about you on my yoga post! Great article!

Brian said...

Two of my favorite things: yoga + gingerbread! Those look delicious:)

yogamatic said...

I LOVE THIS SITE!!!!!
I want these ginger bread men on my
yoga mat!
Yogamatic

shilpaworld said...

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Eco Yoga Mat said...

Those look great. Thanks for the post on this, can't wait to order a batch!

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jenna jameson said...

these are very cool to read.i feel fresh.i like it very much.

Karma Yoga Cards said...

These is something unique..Great idea. I love it.

Kristyn Lambrecht said...

Thank you so much! These were amazing. I'm addicted to them...I have such a sweet tooth. Thanks for posting!

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Kristen Huth said...

Ha, these would be hard to eat because they are cute, but what I bet they taste sooooo goooood!

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Rishikesh Yogi said...

What a great idea! When you're eating enlightened yogi, it might be a strange feeling. It's like eating part of the enlightenment :)

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