Yoga Cat Lessons at Kitty Bungalow

Greetings felines and the humans who serve us!

Some rescue groups are catching on and get that we felines are the ultimate yogis!  Los Angeles based Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats is one such group. Even though we felines are natural born yogis, it’s ideal for yoga kittens to get a headstart so we develop into the yoga cats we were meant to be!

Kitty Bungalow has a top notch curriculum that gives hissy little kitties Ivy league educations. And yes that curriculum includes yoga on the Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat. Jingle who is the Featured Feline Yogi Yoga Cat this week is a soon to be yoga master in training.

The video below courtesy of Kitty Bungalow shows Jingle at her yoga lesson on her Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat.

Wasn’t that fun? Just watching Jingle makes me feel so much calmer, What about you?  Om!!! Meow and Namaste Jingle!

Click here to see all the adorable zen kitties up for adoption at Kitty Bungalow.

Until next time….

Meow and Namaste!

Love,

Pippy

 The Yoga Cat Mat is for today’s hip modern enlightenment seeking cat. If you would like to order The Yoga Cat Mat, please visit the Feline Yogi Store on Etsy.

 

 

Affirmations for Busy Yoga Cats

Modern yoga cats face many challenges. For example, my  human often complains of how busy and overloaded she feels but does she ever stop to ask if Pippy is feeling overloaded? No she does not!! But then again humans are a somewhat cluless species so it’s up to us yoga cats to take matters into our own paws and affirmations are just what the vet ordered!

Pippy on her Yoga Cat MatBelow are some suggested affirmations that have made a huge difference in my life and my fellow yoga cat housemates. Please feel free to share any affirmations that you find helpful because if we don’t empower ourselves then who will?

Yoga Cat RorschachI give myself the gift of time so I can stop and smell the flowers.

Yoga Cat HunterAll my chakras are open to receiving the gifts of the universe.

Yoga Cat Pippy  I accept that I am a superior being and belong to a superior species.

Yoga Cat Pippy enjoying the birdsI choose to believe that it is easy to capture the birds outside my window.  I just do not choose to do so at this moment.

Yoga Cat Pippy doing a very advanced yoga poseI practice advanced yoga asanas skillfully, effortlessly, and with ease.

Yoga Cats diningI eat foods which sustain, build and nourish my core.

A different type of yoga cat poseHumans are happy to serve me and make sure I am comfortable.

Yoga Cats sharing a yoga matI care about others and set appropriate boundaries.

Let’s face it felines! Most of us are super busy with running our households and that never ending task of training our humans. A growing number of are running businesses, blogs, and social media pages as well.  The stress can get to us sometimes but if we repeat positive present tense statements to ourselves each day we become even more powerful yoga cats than we already are!

Until next time…..

Meow and Namaste!

Love,

Pippy

 The Yoga Cat Mat is for today’s hip modern enlightenment seeking cat. If you would like to order The Yoga Cat Mat, please visit the Feline Yogi Store on Etsy.

A Very Special Yoga Cat

I love my Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat

Yoga Cat Shadow practicing a very advanced sitting pose

Greetings felines and the humans who serve us!

The Featured Feline Yogi this week is a very special yoga cat. Some in the human community might refer to her as special needs cat because she only has three legs. But Shadow aka Kitty is anything but a cat in need! Shadow may only have three legs but she can get around and practice her yoga poses with the best of em!

We yoga cats know that it’s not what you have but what you do with what you have been given. Yoga Cat Shadow or “Kitty” as her humans like to call her can teach all of you humans a special lesson. Yoga is for everyone and we all don’t have to look a certain way or have a particular type of body to practice.

Keep practicing Shadow Kitty! You are a beautiful yoga cat and an inspiraton to felines and humans everywhere!

Until next time….

Meow and Namaste!

Love,

Pippy

 The Yoga Cat Mat is for today’s hip modern enlightenment seeking cat. If you would like to order The Yoga Cat Mat, please visit the Feline Yogi Store on Etsy.

 

 

Cat World Domination Day

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Award winning author, supermodel, fellow cat blogger (and my new friend) Sparkle, The Designer Cat, has organized a special day for us felines! Finally we Yoga Cats have our very own holiday to celebrate the powerful entities that we are!!

At this point you might be saying: Pippy, please tell us more!  And Pippy is happy to oblige. June 24, 2013 which is also Sparkle’s Birthday is Cat World Domination Day! This annual celebration gives us a chance to celebrate our world dominance!

I for one can’t wait!! And just exaclty what am I doing to prepare for this day? I’m glad you asked!

  • I am demanding that my humans prepare dishes of scrumptious cat treats and place them strategically throughout the house.
  • Instead of the customary 6am feeding, I have alerted the female human that 4am is the feeding time on June 24 so she better get her tushie to bed extra early so she can accommadate this demand.
  • I am also demanding that my humans keep the windows open all day long so I can breathe in the fresh air through the screens and enjoy the bird show!
  • She will not I repeat not run the vaccum cleaner on June 24. It is loud and annoying.
  • I will sit on top of any computer keyboard that I want to that day. I don’t care that the male human does freelance computer work in the evening after he gets home from work. I hear the local libraries have computers he can use.  Or he can use his laptop on the front porch.
  • I will spend a great part of the day meditating and practicing yoga on my Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat and my human’s yoga mat as well.  She better hope her yoga studio has an extra mat she can borrow that day because Pippy will be dominating hers!!
Pippy coming at ya!

Pippy getting ready to dominate the world!!

Felines please let me know what your plans are for this excting day. If you don’t feel like typing then ask your human to do it for you.

Happy Cat World Domination Day!!

Until next time…..

Meow and Namaste!

Love,

Pippy


 The Yoga Cat Mat is for today’s hip modern enlightenment seeking cat. If you would like to order The Yoga Cat Mat, please visit the Feline Yogi Store on Etsy.

Make a Difference: Adopt a Cat Month

Pippy provides yoga tips, insights, and commentary for humans and felines alike.  If you have a question, comment, or topic you would like Pippy to address regarding yoga cats or yoga humans, please contact her at:  Pippy at Feline Yogi dot com.

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Pippy the Enlightened Feline Yoga Cat

The Yogic lifestyle is all about reaching enlightenment and what better way for humans to do so than to adopt a cat! Being that June is Adopt a Cat Month this the purr-fect time!  Who wouldn’t want a live in yoga master and guru in their home?

Now I know most of you who read my blog already have a cat or two ( or three, or four, or five, etc…) in your life. But what about those people you know who aren’t so fortunate?

Do you know anyone who is thinking about bringing a feline companion into their home? Do you know anyone who is seeking enlightenment and would like to intern under the tutelage of an expert feline yogi or yogini? Please talk up our species and encourage them to go to their local animal shelter or rescue group and adopt one of my fellow feline brothers or sisters.

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Here I am as kitten waiting to be adopted

Yoga is not only about making a difference in own your life but in the lives of others as well. We cats are great at this because we have made a difference in so many human lives and continue to do so. We love unconditionally and teach you about  relaxation, napping, living in the moment, etc…

Make a difference in a cat’s life this month and I promise you we will make a difference in yours! Adopt a cat this month or encourage someone else to do so!

Before I sign off on my column this week, I would like to share with you the “Starfish Story.” My human met a lovely lady named Connie at the Blog Paws conference this past May and she gave her a very cool starfish necklace. I often like to play with the jewelry my human wears around her neck and while pawing at the starfish the other day, she read me the story of the starfish that came on the card that accompanied the necklace. The story is below so enjoy and learn!

And a special thank you to Connie from the blog Tails from the Foster Kittens for making such a difference in the lives of so many cats!

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The Starfish Necklace

 

Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.

One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.

As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.

He came closer still and called out “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”

The young man paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean.”

“I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?” asked the somewhat startled wise man.

To this, the young man replied, “The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”

Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, “But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference!”

At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, “It made a difference for that one.”

— Adapted from The Star Thrower by Loren C. Eiseley

 

 

Until next time…..

Meow and Namaste!

Love,

Pippy


 The Yoga Cat Mat is for today’s hip modern enlightenment seeking cat. If you would like to order The Yoga Cat Mat, please visit the Feline Yogi Store on Etsy.

An Unconventional Yoga Cat

 

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Yoga Cat Willy practicing yoga under his yoga cat mat

Greetings felines and the humans who serve us!

I’m thrilled to introduce Willy who is our Featured Feline Yogi this week.The thing I so admire about Willy is that he does things his own way and marches to the beat of his own drum.Willy is Pippy’s kind of cat! Willy do you have a girlfriend? At any rate, I digress so back to Willy and his impressive yoga skill set.

As you can see from his picture, Willy prefers to practice his yoga asanas under his Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat. Willy reminds us that just because humans practice their yoga on top of the mat doesn’t mean we felines have to comform to their status-quo standards. As a matter of fact, I would suggest you humans out there shake up your practices every so now and then and get under your mat and do a pose or two!

Willy is a Luxe Paws rescue kitty and his humans are Jenni and Alex, who are super cool cat people!  Willy has some other cat mates in his household who also  enjoy the Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat and we will be featuring them in the weeks ahead.

Until next time….

Meow and Namaste!

Love,

Pippy

 The Yoga Cat Mat is for today’s hip modern enlightenment seeking cat. If you would like to order The Yoga Cat Mat, please visit the Feline Yogi Store on Etsy.

 

 

The Art of Relaxation- Feline Yogi Style

Pippy provides yoga tips, insights, and commentary for humans and felines alike.  If you have a question, comment, or topic you would like Pippy to address regarding yoga cats or yoga humans, please contact her at:  Pippy at Feline Yogi dot com.

 

People often ask me “Pippy what is your secret for always being so relaxed and calm while running a yoga cat mat business and keeping your humans in line?” First of all, Pippy here is a cat and by nature we are relaxed and calm. For those of you of the human species, it will take a bit more work, but I am happy to share some of my secrets. I am after all a Feline Yogini and this is my area of expertise!

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Pippy striking a pose on her Yoga Cat Mat

I practice yoga poses and breathing exercises several times throughout each day on my Yoga Cat Mat.

Pippy having dinner

Pippy having a meal on her human’s desk chair

I make time for tasty nutritious meals and do not distract myself while eating. This means no web surfing, watching t.v. or particiapting in mundane conversations like the state of the weather.

relaxing in the sun

Pippy relaxing in a sun puddle

Relaxing in a sun puddle is a must every single day.

Sphinx Pose

Pippy pretending to be a Sphinx

I often like to strike a pose and pretend I’m a spinx in ancient Egyptian times.  Fantasizing sparks my creative energy!

Cat fight

Pippy “playing” with one of her cat housemates

Terrorizing ( I mean playing) with the other cats in my household.

Cat Nap

Pippy loves her cat naps

Frequent naps throughout the day keep me alert and energetic during my waking hours. I can get more done in three hours than most people can in two days!

Bird watching

Pippy enjoying the birds outside her window

Last but not least I always take time to do something entertaining and fun. I love watching the birds outside my window and plotting how I might one day be able to go outside and eat them (I mean meet them!)

Until next time…..

Meow and Namaste!

Love,

Pippy


 The Yoga Cat Mat is for today’s hip modern enlightenment seeking cat. If you would like to order The Yoga Cat Mat, please visit the Feline Yogi Store on Etsy.