The Cat/ Dog Flowing Sequence
Marking the canine version
Today, we decided to make our pose a flowing sequence pose and name it after the cartoon by the same name- I believe it was from Nickelodeon channel. But they are two well known poses in Yoga, made into Doga poses. To be honest our dogs will do these poses naturally so watch them and see when they do the poses and within time you can name the poses as they do them and use a click and treat to help name the pose. It may take some time but it will be worth it. This is called Free Shaping your dogs behaviors. Your just marking these behaviors to tell the dog this is a pose you like and wish for them to do at a moments notice. But as we all know good things come to those who wait, i.e. patience is a virtue!. Ok enough cliches! You can usually find these poses being performed as your dog wakes and stretches and gets ready to run around. They know how to properly run!
People version of the flow
For our pose, let’s start out on all fours, and we’ll go into cat pose by arching our back, toes curdled under. Next you’ll push back so your arms are slightly bent but pushing your body upwards, while pushing your legs upwards so your butt is up in the air, your toes should be close to the ground but not touching the floor. You will hold the cat pose for several seconds ( I like 20-30 seconds) then hold the downward dog pose for several seconds as well. Come back to all fours and do the sequence over as many times as you like, then come back to all fours and lean back into childs pose. Check the video that follows.
Until tomorrow have a happy and healthy tail waggin’ day!