Your furry friend is a naturally curious creature who adores spending time with you. And while going on walks and frolicking in the park are great ways to enjoy time together, more and more pet parents are discovering the joy of a regular Doga (dog yoga) practice.
Simply defined, Doga combines massage, meditation and gentle stretching for a blissful bonding experience with your best friend. Some dogs are natural yogis while others are more resistant and it’s important not to force them to participate.
Be patient as you explore the poses below and allow your pet to dictate the pace.
Downward facing dog is considered a resting pose in the practice of yoga, so it’s a great place to start with your pet. Keep your hamstrings and neck long while observing your pet’s reaction to this pose.
While you will still get a stretch in your hamstrings, this pose is more about your pet. This pose requires some balance, so make sure to check-in with your pet and be sure they are comfortable.
Heart & Hound
Inner Mutt Mudra
This pose requires a more meditative mindset which might be new for your pet. If you’re having trouble getting them to sit still have treats nearby. If they still can't’ seem to settle into the pose, then don’t worry. Their yoga requires practice just like yours. All you can do is be content with wherever they are in their yoga journey.
This pose is usually done at the end of a yoga practice so you can observe your physical and mental state. Try the same for your pooch.