11.30.2005

Doga

A few weeks ago, Baxter and I went to a dog yoga class. Yes, yes, I know it's ridiculous, but it was a fundraiser for the SPCA, and besides, doesn't Baxter deserve to enjoy yoga every now and then?

It ended up being mostly yoga for the people, with the dogs as props or accessories. I do have to say, though, that there were some neat yoga effects. When the class started, there were 15 dogs panting, barking, straining at their leashes to get at the other dogs (all except Baxter, who was very well behaved). The teacher had us do deep yoga breathing and OMs with our chests touching our dogs, and I swear that within a couple of minutes every dog in that room had calmed down. The energy of the room had changed. That was pretty cool.

So here's a picture of me doing downward dog with Baxter. Note that she is not doing downward dog, even though she's eminently well qualified.

5 comments:

Mom said...

What a good story! And what I notice in the picture is that you can get your heels on the ground in downward dog, which I can't begin to do even after months of practicing yoga! Oh, well...I am where I'm supposed to be, and progressing at my own rate.

See you soon!

Love, Mom

Cate Bush said...

*Love* the photo :). Talk to you soon,
C

Zane said...

Doga sounds great. Gotta love Baxter.

Charlie Shipley said...

Honestly, the word "Doga" reminds me of "Joga," the second (and my personal fave) track from Bjork's "Homogenic" album.

KATHY V said...

I disagree.....Baxter is INDEED doing downward dog (he IS a dog, is he not? and he, in relation to your "up"-ness, would be "down"-ward, no?).....