Healthcoach Week is February 12- February 18
First I want to make mention that this is the beginning of health coaching week. And to continue on our journey through Doga and help others into their own practice we will continue with another pose. A pose called Cobra!
Okay first for people to get into this pose we first lie on our stomachs, and place your elbows under your shoulders with your hands out in front of your body. (you can extend the stretch by putting your hands next to your shoulders and extending the arms up and straight under your shoulders until they are holding you up.
Keep you head looking forward and slightly up at an angle.
Giving a stretch to your back, torso and neck. Not to much of an exagerated stretch though.
Doggie Version Cobra Pose
Your dog will automatically go into this pose, all you have to do is watch your dog in the morning or other times and have your clicker and treats ready. Once your dog is lying like this Click, say cobra pose, and treat!
To extend this pose and get a little more stretch in their neck and chest area, hold your hand as if you are offering a treat (or have a treat ready in your hand) and your dog will look up and follow the treat or your hand therefore extending the stretch.
As you can see your dog will go into alot of poses naturally you just have to name them and do that a few times before your dog will do them on command.
Eventually you will be doing the poses together. Be patient this process does take time. Some dogs it will take longer some will get it sooner. But remember it’s your practice not the neighbors, not your friends, do not compare your practice to anyone else’s.
As you can see poses can be varied as Pam and Scout turn their heads to face one another and say pawmaste to one another!
Ok, so that was today’s pose and introduction to this years Health coach week, what do we have in store for tomorrow? Check back to find out…..and check out our FB page to see a Live broadcast (or it’s replay later on). You will learn something new for you and your dog(s).
Until tomorrow have a happy and healthy tail waggin’ day,
The All American Dog Runner Girl
and her Four American Dogs