Our Journey today
Ok, so we started our day with a refreshing practice of DOGA! Scout, Liberty, Freedom, and Justice and Pam all came to the world’s largest doga mat to start the day together the right way. We meditated while using the 4-7-8 breathing technique that Dr Andrew Weil showed us in the video in one of our blogs. We continued the practice to include our pose of the day…..
Pose of the Day- Butterfly/ Budda
First let’s talk about the Butterfly pose done by you and me…..So your asking how to get into it right? as you can see it’s fairly easy.
First have a seat on the floor- we opt for our Doga mat, but you can opt for the carpet, on a sofa, your bed, wherever you can sit “indian style” comfortably you can do this!
Ok, comfy? Now take the soles of your feet and put them together with your legs opened up we’ll call it “clam” style. Keep your back straight and lean forward in to the pose allowing your legs to come towards the floor and to give you a stretch in your legs and back.
If your dog does their pose at the same time you can both lean into each other as you help your dog sit up nicely in their pose.
To come out of the pose, once you held it at least 10-30 seconds, straighten your legs out in front of you and come to a standing position.
Now our best friends pose….Their Budda pose compliments our Butterfly pose very well, and can be done together and that’s what I strive for in my practice (doing our poses together).
Ok so here’s how to get your dog in their pose.
Have you dog sit in front of you.
Ask them Do you want to be a Budda- or do the Budda Pose?
Now take a treat and guide them to lift their front paws up which of course their torso will follow to be upright, it’s kinda like a Begging position…..Now don’t say Beg- say”good Budda, good Budda!”
If you do your pose at the same time get into your pose and then call your dog to sit in front of you and your dog may make you lean into your pose a bit – but that’s ok- as you will get a deeper stretch.
Your dog and you will now be assisting each other isn’t that great!!
To get your dog out of their pose, let them come back down slowly as you take your hand away.
Oh, if your dog needs further help you can stand up and let them use your legs to keep them from falling over for extra support!
Again- we want to be working together during our practices RIGHT?!?!?!
Next part of our days journey
Our next part of our journey was for Pam- aka the All American Dog Runner Girl- to complete Chalean Extreme’s Burn Circuit 1 as she moved into the next phase. Shortly to be followed by 80 Day Obsession Day 25- LEG DAY!
So the last parts of the journey were the Dog Runner working out on her own as her pack rested well together. Now that she kept hydrated and fed well (having her pre and post workout meals), we were off for a 6 mile trail run with Scout and Liberty, and then followed by a 5 mile run with Freedom and Justice. And a mile walk with Benji from next door- mom and dads dog. A total of 12 miles complete. WOO HOO!!
Alright that was our day so far before coming to write about it. We invite you to join us on our journey and want to hear about your journeys.
Until tomorrow, have a happy and healthy tail waggin’ day!