Yesterday I decided to reintroduced myself to the wonderful world of Hatha Yoga which I’d abandoned but which I truly enjoy. The health benefits are too numerous to list in this post. Suffice it to say that if you’ve abandoned your practice for a while, you will likely be stiff. I was primed for that but there was something I wasn’t quite prepared for in resuming my practice.
The one thing I had forgotten about when trying to re-acquaint myself with in yoga was allowing the dog to stay in the same room while you perform sun salutations. A word to the wise…you might want to rethink about letting the dog stay in the same room unless you like interruptions. If not, you can no doubt look forward to said dog doing everything in his power to gain your attention. Like looking up at you when you’re in downward facing dog, wagging his tail furiously. Or worse, flicking his tongue in your face (picture toppling over when you try to shoo away the pest, shrieking/laughing hysterically). Then there’s always the possibility of said dog sticking his nose under an arm hoping for an ear scratch
imagine a sprawled heap of upright on the floor. Then there’s the laying across your mat and refusing to move, acting as if he’s suddenly deaf. Downward facing dog with the dog can be such a treat.
It’s Friday and the weekend is within easy reach. May yours be healthy and fun. Now where’s my Aleve for those sore muscles I seemed to have forgotten about when resuming yoga which arrived along with the dog’s nose today?
Live, love, bark! <3
16 thoughts on “Downward Facing Dog”
Ha ha…this was so funny. The pic says it all
There is no way I could do yoga with my gang around, it’s more like I would be getting a bath time.
In my small house, the only way I could do any Yoga would be to lock myself in the office, the dog-daddy in the bedroom, and the dogs on the porch. Just not worth the need for Aleve.
We have to move the coffee table our our tiny house but it’s worth it for how it makes me feel. Absolutely LOVE it!
Easy is not the best partner for yoga… he even starts to jump on me when I do sit ups… but that was good, so I have a good whitewasher to be lazy :o) Have a great weekend and a great mothers day sunday.
Heh, heh. You have a great weekend as well and Happy Mother’s Day to you as well. Didn’t know if you had any kids, but you have a fur-kid so that counts! <3
I agree with one of your earlier commenters…they probably thought you were doing the play bow and were ready to play. LOL
Downward facing dog? I don’t think so. Dog is mooning someone.
No activity is ever boring with a dog in the room.
Ain’t that the truth!
You know you have the makings of a whole new style of Yoga there – Hatha With Dog. This could catch on…
Quick, let’s trademark it!
lol they think we’re puppy bowing.
Hehe…I never thought of it that way. I just figured it’s one more way to pester me. 😉