Friday Funday: Doga

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There are a surplus of health benefits to practicing yoga…. Between better flexibility, heightened mental awareness and improved sleeping habits, yoga’s positive influences are endless and appear to improve all areas of our lives. Just when we thought this ancient tradition couldn’t get any better, this century welcomed a new fad: “Doga.”

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The truth is, Doga is a genius idea. Just look around: Paris Hilton isn’t the only one who likes to take her dog everywhere. Named, “Doga,” this wonder is leading our country by a wicked fast storm. Not only are there books and DVDs explaining at home exercises, but now, there are actual classes to attend with your beloved pet.

According to creators, yoga for dogs is not as uncanny as it sounds. Rather, it is beneficial for their personal relaxation, healthy and flexibility. Created in 2002 by yoga instructor Suzi Tietleman, the concept of yoga with your dog derives from the idea that your dog will be happier in a relaxed in the environment. Further, it is also considered a bonding experience between owner and dog.

For more information, refer to Suzi Tietleman’s site!

[Information collected from PetMD]

[Picture via The Examiner]

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