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|Toni and Oliver Enjoy Bonding Doga Time|
- Don't start a Yoga workout until you have your doctor's blessing. The same goes for Fido. He should be healthy and young enough to enjoy participating, and you'll want to respect his comfort level in all that you do to include him. Just one exception to that statement: If your dog's comfort level includes eating a whole box of reward treats, you'll have to draw the line. Be a tough Yogi!
- Good hydration is important to flexibility. Your tissues need fluid to remain supple. Drink a glass before and after each workout, and often throughout the day.
- Choose a non-slip surface, working barefooted if you are able, to reduce sliding.
- A Yoga mat will provide both a sure-footed workspace and slight padding for kneeling and sitting. Without a Yoga mat, try a nonslip rug with a rubber backing as a temporary measure. Watch for our Doga mat giveaways coming soon.
- Have a small blanket and/or a pillow for those times when some extra cushion is needed for comfort. I find these quite helpful and keep them within reach. You'll find that Yoga blocks will also provide a method for easing a pose.
- While Jess will be demonstrating and instructing you in very basic Yoga poses, she will also perform them in some slightly more advanced ways. Please listen to your body and stop when comfort or safety is not certain. Return to a relaxing, comfortable pose and rejoin the video only when you feel comfortable.
- Finally, take your time. Stop the video anytime you wish to hold a pose longer or need more time to work into it. This is a journey, not a race. By placing the video within reach you'll be able to control it to stop and start, moving at your own pace.
Join @AllThingsDog & @AllThingsDoga for beginner #Doga poses ea Sat. during #WeeklyWag starting 3/15: http://t.co/2TchkeP2nq
— Carrie Boyko (@AllThingsDog) March 15, 2014