WHAT IS DOGA?
Doga is Yoga for you and your dog. Doga is a sharing, nurturing and bonding experience were the owner and the dog relax through the ancient art of Yoga. The owner performs traditional Hatha yoga postures while the dog roams around freely. Enjoy the bliss through a series of sequenced postures that are designed to incorporate both human yoga poses as well as canine stretches and gentle massage techniques. Doga is about living moment to moment with present awareness enjoying "Doggie Bliss" in a relaxed and calm environment.
" A Healthy owner is a healthy dog" Cesar Milan
News Update : Dogamahny TM is pleased to announce her release of her first book " Yoga for you and your dog " via Hamlyn ( release date 2014/15)
HOW DOES DOGA BENEFIT MY DOG?
Just like humans, dogs equally benefit from yoga. In Doga, the parasympathetic nervous system of your pooch is activated through sound and touch. The owner practices human yoga whilst performing canine acupressure and massage on their pooch which helps to alleviate stress and anxiety.
In Doga, we cultivate the moral codes of yoga. Non-violence (ahimsa) is our primary focus in all of our Doga work. We never force our dog into poses, instead we learn to "fine tune" to our dogs needs. We also practice Santosa - Contentment and acceptance of where our yoga practice and our dog's yoga practice is at for the day. This can be a challenge because often we have expectations of how our dogs "should" act or behave in Doga class.
The Dogamahny Method has been approved by RSPCA , Joe Inglis Vet's Clinic, and Donna Wills Animal Physiotherapist (Harrods)