All yoga enthusiasts who have tried to complete a yoga session when their dog is around, know just how much your pooch loves to get involved. Doga is the new trend, where slight changes to traditional yoga moves are made to encourage your pup to become involved in a yoga session.
The poses used in these classes assist you in giving your dog your undivided attention. Moves include simple bending and stretching positions done over your pet. Some classes will alter the moves to incorporate pup massages and stretches.
Doga has the added bonus of strengthening and deepening your bond with your dog without taking away the benefits of normal yoga. These exercises also lower anxiety and relieve stress in your dog.
Dogs read their owner’s body language. The yoga sessions include breathing techniques which visibly relaxes you and your dog. Dogs often suffer from stiff or sore joints. Doga poses include massaging your dog to help relieve pain once the session is complete.
Doga sessions are not limited by the size or kind of the dog participating. Smaller dogs can be held in some positions, while larger dogs will continually be in contact with you by touch. Both you and your pup will leave the session feeling refreshed and calm.
Many hosts of Doga also hold classes for you and your furry friend in Pilates and meditation, meaning there is a class for everyone no matter your experience.
Sign up for a class today for you and your dog at Hot Tropical Yoga. Hot Tropical Yoga meet at Coolangatta along the beachfront and combine a dog walk, meditation, dog tricks, obedience, stretching and yoga within the session.
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