Daily Doga Pose- the Pawshake!
Don’t forget to shake paws with your dog!
i.e.- Shake your dogs paw!
This Pawshake is a triangle pose is a simple pose for you to do as well. First stand on your mat, or anywhere really! (a doga mat is optional here!) Honestly the only thing you may want to have are a few treats for your dog, and even this is optional!!
Ok, raise your arms to shoulder height, straight out at your sides. Now take a deep breathe in and as you exhale move your right hand down to your left foot. You may be able to touch the floor and this is great (and something to work up to if you can’t now!) Hold the stretch for 20-30 seconds. If you cannot touch the floor it’s ok, hold on to your ankle. Or even your knee or thigh, reach down however far you can. Meet your dog somewhere and give your dog a pet, a rub, kiss, and don’t forget to shake paws! Now come up slowly back to your original position and do it again but go down to the other foot with the other hand.
If your dog is still a little weary of coming to the mat fully treat them even if they come within a foot of you and the mat! They’ll learn it’s a safe, fun and great place to be in time. Be patient! A little extra TLC for the skeptical dog maybe needed.
I would like to give credit to Amy Stevens from Yoga 4 Dogs without her video I wouldn’t have even given Doga a second look, never mind YOGA….but I found it years ago and continue to practice to this day. I also found Suzi Teitelman from DogaDog to be very helpful and decided to take her on as a mentor. So Pawmaste ladies and pups, thank you for helping myself and my dogs on our healthy journey!
With all that being said come back tomorrow for more doga poses to get healthy with for you and your dog! And be sure to subscribe over to the right to our blog to get updates and freebies delivered right to your mailbox!
Have a happy and healthy tail waggin’ day, and until tomorrow….