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Doga - Yoga For Dogs
Doga - Yoga With Dogs
Is your dog stressed? Join a yoga class for dogs. I'm not kidding. This is the latest craze for dog owners. It's called Doga.
You may wonder how your pet can become a doga dog. Have dog owners gone too far in pampering their pets?
Doga classes are mushrooming all over the world for those who want to spend quality time with their pets and help them live in harmony. You can also practice yoga with your dog at home with a doga DVD.
What Is Doga
Man interacting with dog
Doga is the practice of yoga with your pet dog. For those who are familiar with yoga, it would seem appropriate to have dogs doing yoga. After all there is the basic yoga position called "downward facing dog". Dog owners hope to develop better harmony with their pet dogs.
Doga is really more fun for both master and dog. I don't think the dog has any real inclination to practice some of those yoga moves. Sometimes the master will help the dog to achieve different yoga postures. At other times the dogs are more of props while they watch their masters perfect the yoga posture.
This is a new way of practicing yoga and it seems to be a great way for dogs and owners to bond. According to doga exponents It is also good for your dog's health too.
Doga Class With Your Dog
Doing yoga with dogs
Popular yoga position
Some of the yoga poses have names which are closely associated with dogs. For example, the "downward facing dog" is a most widely known yoga posture.
The Sanskrit name for this pose is "Adho Mukha Svanasana". "Adho" means downward, "Mukha" means face and "Svana" means dog.
In this yoga exercise you build up strength in the upper arms and stretched the shoulders, legs, spine and whole body.
What better way to accomplish this posture than with your favorite companion, your dog.
Doga may not quite fit in with your idea of meditation and complicated yoga poses. Doga is all about bonding and connecting with your pet. It must be working since doga classes are increasing in number and popularity and not just in the US.
Doga combines massage and meditation with gentle stretching for the dogs and their human companion. A doga dog will benefit from these yoga exercises and be more relaxed and be in better health generally.
Doga isn't about dogs doing yoga but about owners interacting with their dogs.
One of the biggest problems faced by dog owners in Hong Kong is the lack of acceptance of dogs by the government. This has resulted in dogs often hardly leaving their homes as they ae banned from many public places.
Many of Hong Kong's dog owners are turning to alternative ways to spend time with their pet dogs. Hence the craze for yoga with dogs reaching the shores of Hong Kong.
Yoga instructor, Suzette Ackermann has her yoga class designed for dogs. Pet owners help their dogs into postures like the cobra with the hind legs stretched out to the rear as soothing music is played.
Her doga class is aimed at toy dogs which are popular in overcrowded Hong Kong.
Dog yoga lessons organized by the Japan Dog Yoga Association at the Nippon Ayurveda School in Tokyo.
Yoga Exercises With Your Dog
Practice these doga yoga exercises with Suzi Teitelman.
Benefits Of Yoga With Your Dog
Doga Introductory Stretches
Where To Find A Doga Class Near You
- Become A Doga Teacher
DVD and manual from the creator of Doga, Suzi Teitleman
- Doga Classes In Seattle, Washington
New classes starting in October and November 2011
- Doga Class With Suzi Teitleman in Jacksonville, Florida
Private training sessions available
- Doga Class In Mukwonago, Wisconsin
6 week massage, meditation and gentle stretching for dogs and their owners
- Doga Class In Downtown Manhattan, New York
Doga classes held at Crunch Fitness, Manhattan
- Free Doga Class In Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix
Free doga classes are conducted at the Adobe Restaurant which has a licensed pet friendly patio
- Doga Class In Manhattan
Learn specific massage techniques to clam your dog and help circulation and digestion
- Doga Class With Your Dog In Hong Kong
Yoga class for your dog and you at Desert mermaid Studio in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong with Suzette Ackerman
Doga - Yoga for Dogs Poll
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Meditating Yoga Dog
Yoga Positions For Dogs
Pictures of yoga dogs