Yoga Dog Monday: Looking for Converts

Monday nights are usually hot yoga night for me, my chance to unwind, get a little exercise, and leave feeling like a new person. Anyone who knows me in real life knows I’m a big yoga advocate. It majorly relieves my stress/anxiety, numbs my chronic neck pain, and keeps my pathetic left knee functioning.

A couple weeks without yoga and I’m a mess, a realization that has driven me to practice at home when I can’t get myself out the door to class… Like, uhh, tonight. In all seriousness, it has taken years for me to develop the patience and discipline to do yoga at home without giving up after five minutes, but it’s finally starting to pay off as I focus on poses I need most instead of being at the whim of an instructor.

And, the unexpected side benefit– more time with yoga dog! When I do yoga around the house, I am attacked by Simon. Without fail, the mat comes out, he starts stretching, then he ends up trying to lick my face while I’m meditating on the floor. I’ve been attempting to capture yoga dog in action for days. Unfortunately, the camera comes out and he runs away, (yoga dog is one cheeky monkey!).

Simon is a bit camera shy about his yoga moves…

But, I finally caught him in his favorite pose, downward dog.

Anyway, back to the point of all this– I believe there is a yoga style for everyone, whether it be hot yoga or Vinyasa or what have you. Heck, as my conservative, P90X-doing hot yoga buddy said the other night, “You don’t even have to be a hippie!” So get out there, try it if you haven’t and try it again if you have! It took me years to find the right style/instructors to keep me hooked, but now I’m going on two years of consistent yoga-ing and couldn’t be more pleased!

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9 thoughts on “Yoga Dog Monday: Looking for Converts

  1. kingmidget says:

    See my post today … I’m a total convert to yoga. But I want to know why our version of down dog doesn’t look like a dog’s.

    • oliviaobryon says:

      That’s a good question… I think we should modify it to look like Simon. Cracks me up that every time I take out the mat he comes over to stretch on it… Downward dog and all.

      • kingmidget says:

        Usually, one of our dogs would be all over me when I’m on the floor. This time, they both just watched, with that look that says “you humans are so foolish.”

  2. Kitt Crescendo says:

    My puppy licks my husband’s face when he is down doing sit ups. She likes his sweat, I think.

  3. Evani G says:

    Lol your dog is too cute! Totally need to see a video of yoga dog, I’m sure it’d be amazing!

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