DOGA combines gentle massage and meditation with gentle stretching for dogs and their human companions. The poses were created to bring (hu)man and (hu)man’s best friends even closer. Both partners benefit from the practice and some popular Asanas have been modified to make the practice more mainstream.
Here are a few DOGA Asanas:
Upward-Paw Pose a.k.a. Sun Salutation – The human partner lifts the dogs onto their hind legs and support their core.
Chaturanga – Dogs sit with their front paws in the air while the human partner offers support.
Resting Pose – While the dog lays on its back, the human reclines with their legs slightly bent over the dog’s torso, to relieve pressure on the spine.
These are just a few of the many Asanas practiced in a DOGA class. Please share your DOGA experiences with us. We would love to hear them.