|Doga Workout Ends Well|
As I cool down, the dogs love having me join them on the floor. It's almost like having me at their level is their signal to join me. They come closer, want more touch and enjoy the affection that I dole out eagerly. Once again, Tanner places his paw on my heart Chakra. Do you suppose there is meaning in this for him? It definitely makes my heart flutter.
After some sweet talk, we all sort of drift off, the camera included. Just as well; you really don't want to catch me drooling. And for sure, Tanner would be dreaming that he's chasing a duck and the feet would be running as he whimpers, all the while snoozing happily. Yes! If you're completely relaxed at the end of your workout--Corpse Pose--your Doga practice has done its job. Your mind is clear and you are ready for another great day.
Enjoy our instructional video, taught by Jess with her furry friend, Nikki B. Make certain you watch for the point at which Nikki B. drops into a snooze. I love that she completely disappears between Jess's legs, clearly down for the count. Enjoy your nap, Nikki B. We've enjoyed watching you join Jess for Doga practice.
I hope you'll join me in saying a thank you to Jess and her dog for their hard work in sharing a starting point to practicing Doga:
Thx to @JesWilso of Yoga 4 EveryBody for sharing her #Doga tips with her dog, Nikki B: pic.twitter.com/kw2ry4D4cR
— Carrie Boyko (@AllThingsDog) June 11, 2014
Each of the various mudras have their own meanings and benefits. Jess suggests moving your thoughts to love, compassion, or acceptance as a way of positively impacting your day. She demonstrates the Gyan Mudra in the video. According to the website I linked above, the Gyan Mudra is meant to symbolize and encourage Wisdom and Expansion. It is thought to help ease drowsiness, inspire creativity, and increase concentration.
Our first 14 poses, published earlier, are at the following links, as well as at our dedicated Doga page. We hope you enjoy following along and that you'll offer your comments and ideas for incorporating your dogs easily and safely into your practice, either here or at our Facebook page where we can all support one another. The comment link is always open at the bottom of my posts where you can share your questions, thoughts and ideas on the poses and incorporating your dog. I'd love to hear from you!
- Easy Seated Pose to Enjoy Dog Massage
- Wide-Legged Seated Forward Fold with Fido
- Yoga Push Ups with Your Dog Companion
- Cobra Pose and Upward Facing Dog
- Downward Facing Dog
- Forward Fold with Fido
- Woofing Warrior I, Sun Salutation
- Woofing Warrior II, Sun Salutation
- Side Angle Pose with Fido
- Airplane Balancing Pose
- Child's Pose with Your Pooch
- Knees to the Chest
- Legs Up the Wall
- Reclining Queen
- Corpse Pose