People tend to either love or abhor yoga derivatives. The private, spiritual practice has evolved into an activity we pair with beer, hip-hop music and, yes, even animals.
When I first heard of “doga” I had to Google it, and before I knew it, I’d spent 10 minutes laughing at Photoshopped images of dogs in tree pose and watching videos of modern-day Lassies conquer yoga with their proud owners. As a certified yoga teacher and practitioner, I wasn’t sure what to think. Is doga a great way to bond with your dog or is this taking novelty yoga too far?
My conclusion? It’s awesome. I’m all for anything that introduces people to yoga and improves quality of life. Plus, I’m a sucker for anything involving cute animals.
Have you ever dreamed of doing downward dog and other yoga poses alongside your dog? From your friendly yoga teacher and fellow dog lover, here are some tips to get you started.