Do you practice yoga? Yoga is a Sanskrit terms that means “uniting”. The practice of yoga was originated in India. Yoga is a practice of physical and mental discipline. Nowadays, it is a form of exercise. My mom practices several kinds of yoga, Yin, Ashtanga, and Bikram. She is a yogini. I practice Yin Yoga with her. I am a dogini.
If you follow me on Instagram, last December, you saw 2 preview videos of my Yin Yoga practice (video 1, video 2). Yoga with your dog is a growing trend.
What is Yin Yoga? Yin yoga is a slow paced yoga, where you hold poses for 3 to 5 minutes. There are no wrong poses as you do what’s feel good for your body. As an active dog, Yin is a perfect yoga practice for me. It helps me relax.
Yes, I have my own yoga mat. My mom guides me with the poses using simple basic commands like sit, down, relax, bow, and side.
Sounds strange but dogs are made for yoga.
Maybe you are unaware but your dog is actually doing common yoga poses. Downward-facing yoga pose is a common doggy stretch or bow.
Should you try practicing yoga with your dog? Yoga with your dog is beneficial for you and your dog’s health. It’s a pawsome special bonding time too.
Since January is Train Your Dog Month, we will do a “How To” post:
Teach Your Dog to Unroll a Yoga Mat.
Lots of Golden L♥VE n Woofs
Check our 1/31 post on: How To Teach Your Dog To Unroll A Yoga Mat