More than Downward Facing Dog

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DOGA.  Well, Doga for sure goes beyond the well known yoga position of “downward facing dog.” Doga is a form of partnership yoga that includes a human and a dog. The practice of Doga uses breathing, massage, stretches, and physical postures. During Doga, the pet guardian focuses his/her mind on the present moment and their dog.

BENEFITS OF DOGA

The benefits of Doga are the same as yoga for the human; relaxation through breathing techniques, postures, and meditation. Let’s not forget it provides stress relief and improved posture and flexibility.

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Dogs benefit from Doga by the extra special time spent with owner, this time and experience creates a stronger BOND and in a training program this is foundational. The dogs’ bodies benefit from the stroking massage, and manipulation. In addition, with the many ways the pet guardian is handling their pet, the dogs learn trust.

Most importantly, dogs feed off of their pet guardians’  emotions, so during the practice of Doga the focus is on a calm relaxed response. When the owners are calm it helps the dogs relax.

Boy and I have enjoyed our Doga journey and all of it’s benefits. I am pretty sure that this is just the beginning. Have you tried Doga? What experiences did you have? Please share in comments below!

Oh! And Dallas peeps! Boy and I teach classes in your area. Click here to find details. 

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BLOG WRITTEN BY MICHELLE HUNTTING

BUILDING THE BRIDGE OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN DOG AND PET GUARDIAN.

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