DOGA – Yoga for Dogs?
We’ve all seen some of those funny YouTube videos showing a dog doing some basic yoga poses. Heck, a couple of our favorite yoga poses are named after stretches that dogs do.
We are all probably familiar with yoga and the benefits it can bring your health and well being. I have practiced Bikram Yoga for almost 6 years now and love the feeling of strength and sense of calm it brings to me. But can yoga actually help our pets in the same manner it helps humans?
Doga has become a new activity you can do with your dog. While dogs can’t actually do most of the normal yoga poses (with a few exceptions), they can benefit from the stretching, massage and calming energy typical of a yoga session. It can also improve your bond with your dog by building trust.
I found this great infographic that explains some of the benefits of Doga as well as provides some instructions on different poses you can try.
How about you – would you do Doga?