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Greetings Felines and the humans who serve us! Pippy had a wonderful Easter Sunday lounging in the window observing the birds in the garden. I hope your weekend was restful as well. The following question was recently sent to me and is as follows: Pippy I recently read something about humans and something called yoga dancing. What is this and do felines “yoga dance” as well?
I, Pippy, your humble feline guru is happy to broaden your horizons by expanding on this fun filled subject. Yoga dancing is spontaneous ecstatic free-form movement through yoga. One begins with some simple yoga poses. Then you gradually start to dance and set your body free while moving to the beat of music from all over the world. At the end of the session, you practice relaxation pose just as you would in any other yoga class.
Pippy thinks yoga dancing is an excellent way for uptight humans to let themselves go and more importantly it allows them to distance themselves from their smart phones for a while! It’s hard to constantly be checking your phone when you are liberating your mind, body, and spirit with fast wild expressive dance moves!
Felines also do a version of yoga dancing that Pippy likes to call The Yoga Cat Tail Dance. Our tails are fascinating and tempting to chase and it can be frustrating when we have difficulty catching them. This dance is a zen exercise in making peace with our tails as is an affirmation from one of Pippy’s favorite books Meditations for Cats Who Do Too Much: Today I will try really hard to remember that the tail that looks so tempting is my own, and I have already caught it! “
Below Pippy shares a short 90 second video of my feline companion and housemate Rorschach practicing The Yoga Cat Tail Dance. Enjoy!
Until next week….
Meow and Namaste!
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