|Jess Explains Feeling the Exhale of the Breath|
We're enjoying the Ask the #Doga Instructor interview series, learning more about #yoga w/my dog: http://t.co/7V9B1e3cbd
— Carrie Boyko (@AllThingsDog) December 18, 2014
Take the knee joint, for example. There are a lot of poses that could put a great deal of strain on the knees if the hips are tight. When the hips are open, however, there will be very little strain on the knees and the pose will feel good. This is because the hips are connected to the knees; so, the wider range of motion you have in your hips, the wider range of motion you will have in your knees.
|Building the Bond|
You may wish to simply start your journey by sitting comfortably on the mat with your dog(s), enjoying some petting, cuddling, tickling and deep belly breathing. If you start with the bonding aspect of doga, and get your furry companions comfortable with joining you on the mat, you may find that you will be more motivated to tackle new and different poses, all in good time.