Ever heard of dogs doing yoga? Sounds unbelievable, doesn’t it? But then everything is possible these days and so is this.
Doga is an emerging trend that combines dogs and yoga. Conceptualised by Jacksonville yoga teacher Suzi Teitelman, doga is a great way to get some exercise for you and your pooch, and surely, it can be much more fun than doing yoga all by yourself.
Though you shouldn’t force your dog to do yoga for as expected dogs can’t do a majority of normal yoga postures. But they do enjoy the stretching, some aspects of pet massage and soothing energy for which yoga sessions are famous for. As a dog owner, you should be mindful and try to understand your dog’s body language.
Soami Nagar-based pet wellness centre Pawsome, working towards generating awareness about pet wellness and care, has come up with these exciting sessions for your pet dog. “It’s great to increase the bonding with your dog. It keeps you physically fit and relaxes you mentally. It also entertains you and keeps you socially active,” says Teitelman.
“Wellness care for pets is not just about giving them timely vaccination. Although that’s important too but pet wellness is much more than that,” she says.
There is a steady increase not only in pet ownership but in the spending on pets in India. With more and more double income families adopting pets, the trend is to spend more whether on grooming or on buying toys. Dogs account for 80 per cent of all pets in India, while cats and fish are also gaining in popularity these days. In fact, spiritual healers stress on keeping cats as pets. “While a dog can convey the presence of negative entities around you, cats can purge those and much effectively,” says new-age spiritual healer Major Dalbir Singh. But then he is not averse to keeping dogs as pets too.
So if you have a pet dog and you want it to indulge in a bit of yoga, get to a Pawsome Wellness Centre now… Who knows, tomorrow your pet cat could be doing a yoga posture too…