Doga: a yoga practice for you and your dog
Your dog is the DOGI and you are the YOGI. Together you create DOGA. Doga is a sharing, nurturing and bonding experience were the owner and the dog can relax and share special time together. While the Yogi performs at set sequence of Yoga poses your Dogi is free to roam around and participate whenever he desires to do so.When the moment is right , your Dogi (depending on size and weight ) , either aids as a extra weight or a Yoga block /bolster. Enjoy the bliss through a set series of sequenced yoga postures that are designed to incorporate canine massage, yogic stretches , chanting , breathing and lots and lots of cuddles.
How does Doga benefit my Dog
Just like humans, dogs equally benefit from yoga. Doga allows the parasympathetic nervous system to override the active nervous system which is responsible for your Dogs "Fight or Flight " trigger.
How does my dog benefit my practice
Your dog , depending on size, acts as a weight or "prop" for you to enhance and deepen your yoga asanas. (Postures)
A larger dog (over 5 kilos) acts as a yoga bolster for you to bend forward and stretch out those deep lower back muscles.
Doga isn't just about the physical. Having your dog included in your yoga practice enables you to observe "your attitude" towards yourself and all living beings and get a deeper insight and understanding of behaviour patterns that arise from the mind.
Jilly Johnson does Doga with her Great Dane Hugo Daily Mail