Neko: Fur-ever With Us!

Greetings Felines and the humans who serve us!

Neko: ?-2013 Rest in Peace Sweet Boy

Neko: ?-2013
Rest in Peace Sweet Boy

A very important member of our family crossed over the Rainbow Bridge this past week. Neko came to us in the summer of 2012 when my human found him in front of our house after her evening walk.  He was skinny and had multiple health problems. The vets estimated him to be between 15-20 years old. Several times he was not expected to make it but he, my humans, a very determined vet, and the rest of us kitties never gave up!  We all pulled together to see Neko through!

Neko loved bags!

Neko loved bags!

Eventually Neko’s health problems got under control and he lived a full and comfortable life with us even though it was a short period of time.  He also played an important part in developing the Feline Yogi Cat Mat and was always willing to pose for the camera and demonstrate the stellar yoga techniques that only a wise kitty of his age could do!

Lion Pose kept Neko looking young!

Lion Pose kept Neko looking young!

A few days before he transitioned, Neko suddenly stopped eating and was not feeling well. My humans took him to the vet and found out he was in heart failure and had various other complications as well.  We all enjoyed a few more days together until Neko told us he was ready to continue on the next part of his journey.

When my human's dad came to town, Neko loved curling up with him while he napped!

When my human’s dad came to town, Neko loved curling up with him while he napped!

My humans are sad and often break into tears unexpectedly. I keep reminding myself to have patience with them and that my job is to help them see that Neko is still with us and will be forever. I know it seems like we kitties are never with you humans long enough but that is part of the plan. One of the many reasons we bond with you humans on this planet is to teach you that life is eternal and nothing ever dies. Beings may change form but the story does not end there. Far from it!

Neko loved technology!

Neko loved technology!

Meow and Namaste dear Neko! You were a great kitty housemate and I wish you Godspeed on the next phase of your journey. I will see you on the other side one day and we will practice a few “downward facing cat” poses together. Just like old times!

neko the yoga cat

And God asked the feline spirit
“Are you ready to come home?”

“Oh, yes, quite so”, replied the precious soul.
“And as a cat, you know I am most able to decide anything for myself.”

“Are you coming then?” asked God
“Soon”, replied the whiskered angel.
“But I must come slowly
My human friends are troubled
For you see, they need me, quite certainly.”

“But don’t they understand?” asked God –
“That you’ll never leave them?”
“That your souls are intertwined, for all eternity,
That nothing is created or destroyed,
It just is . . . forever and ever and ever?”

“Eventually they will understand” replied the cat
“For I will “Whisper” in her heart – that I am always with her.
I just am . . . forever and ever and ever!

– Unknown

 

Until Next time….

Meow and Namaste to All!

Love,

Pippy

 

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A Yoga Cat’s Work is Never Done!

Greetings Felines and the humans who serve us!

Making sure my human is not slacking off!

It’s been a busy summer at Feline Yogi. As CEO I wear many hats. I do quite a bit of multitasking and manage an employee who belongs to that most impossible of species -the human!

I wish I had kitties as employees but such is not the case. Working with humans has taught me patience and acceptance. No wonder we felines are such great yogis. We are constantly given the opportunity to cultivate equanimity. And we do it well, don’t we?

I know I have been lax on my blogging this summer but don’t think for a minute that Pippy has been slacking off! Now my human is a different story! I have made the executive decision (one gets to do this when one is CEO) that Feline Yogi needs to concentrate on the retail end of our business a bit more at this time.  My human and I have been busy with yoga cat mat production and developing some new products for kitties made out of you guessed it- yoga mat material!  We’ll keep you posted in the months ahead.

This does not mean Pippy will not be blogging. I will! I just may not be blogging every single week but I will pop in several times a month.  You can always join me on Facebook and of course I’m available by email at pippy@felineyogi.com

Here we are featured on Fab Europe in German!

Here we are featured on Fab Europe in German!

Last but not least Feline Yogi did a sale on Fab Europe a few weeks ago. Click on the image above for more info but you won’t be able to read it unless you speak German. I speak all languages so it wasn’t a problem for me.

Some  pictures of our new yoga mat colors were needed for the sale. A fabulous L.A. based photographer named Susan Weingartner came over to take our pictures. I thought I would be mainly supervising the photo shoot but Pippy was needed as a model as well! Since I do what it takes, I willingly agreed to pose on the purple mat. What do you think? Am I Yoga Journal material?

Posing on the Purple Yoga Cat Mat

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 Tribute to Cinny

Greetings felines and the humans who serve us!

Cinny was a true Feline Yogi!

Cinny was a true Feline Yogi!

My human is sad this week because one of her best human friends lost her beloved feline companion Cinny. I never met Cinny personally because Pippy does not like to travel but I do know that Cinny was a pawsome example of a true feline yogi!

Yoga teaches us that life in this physical body is not permanent but that the spirit lives on. Cinny knows that as do all of us feline yogis. I know you humans grieve when we make our transition but know we are always with you and will always love you!

Be free Cinny and catspeed to you on the next part of your  journey! We will all catch up with you on the other side!

Until next time….

Meow and Namaste!

Love,

Pippy

RIP Beautiful Cinny! You will always be in our hearts!

RIP Beautiful Cinny! You will always be in our hearts!

 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

 

yoga cat  willy

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.

 

 

Yoga Cats and Catnip

Pippy’s Yoga Column provides yoga tips and insights 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.

Pippy enjoying her catnip

Pippy enjoying her catnip

Greetings felines and the humans who serve us!

Pippy received the following email this week: Dear Pippy, My precious feline yogi yoga cat loves cat nip and especially likes to partake of it while on her new Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat. She does enjoy the catnip in her toys but loves it even more when it’s loose so she can roll around in it. How much catnip is too much and should I worry that she is becoming addicted?

The Yoga Cat Mat is perfect for catnip!

The Yoga Cat Mat is perfect for catnip!

Pippy here is a big fan of catnip and The Yoga Cat Mat is the perfect place for any yoga cat to partake of this delightful treat! The catnip can be contained and not make a mess all over the floor. Afterwards kitty can practice some poses since she is already on her mat.

As far as becoming addicted, allow Pippy to point out that addiction is more of a human trait and you are projecting your humanity onto felines.  Felines are too refined and enlightened to become “addicted” to anything or anybody especially yoga cats! So rest easy in knowing that no matter how much catnip your kitty companion partakes in you will not ever have to foot an expensive rehab bill or take her to any 12 step meetings.

Playing with catnip

Playing with catnip

Pippy loves catnip and would partake several times a day if my human would bring it out more often or if I could figure out how to open the container that she keeps it in by myself!

Until next week….

Meow and Namaste!

Love,

Pippy

Catnip is so fun!

Catnip is so fun!

taking it easy after a little cat nip!

taking it easy after a little cat nip!

 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.

Who’s Practicing Yoga on the Feline Yogi Cat Mat?

Cinny and Ferg are!  That’s who!

Cinny taking it easy after a strenuous yoga practice

Cinny taking it easy after a strenuous yoga session

 

Ferg warming up with a few side stretches

Ferg warming up with a few side stretches

Cinny and Ferg  became best cat friends forever the moment they saw each other. Cinny had been an only cat for quite sometime and made it perfectly clear to his humans that it better remain that way!

Being an only cat gave him more time to perfect his yoga poses and ponder what it means to be such an enlightened being without being bothered by another enlightened being.  However when Ferg unexpectedly joined the household it was friendship at first sight! He quickly made it clear that Ferg must stay and that finding him another home was not an option.

Cinny and Ferg love their yoga cat mat and take turns letting each other use it. More importantly they love each other which is what the true spirit of yoga is all about!

Meow and Namste Cinny and Ferg! You are both fantabulous feline yogis!

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.

Why do Cats like Yoga Mats so Much?

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

Kitties helping their human with her yoga practice

Pippy’s feline house mates helping their human do headstand pose

Pippy on her human's yoga mat

Pippy on her human’s yoga mat

Greetings felines and the humans who serve us!

Several humans (including my own) often ask me, “Pippy, what’s up with cats and yoga mats?”  Why the obsessive attraction and why do you want to constantly get on ours when we are practicing?

First of all, Pippy would like to remind you that I and my species are the ultimate yogis so it is quite natural that we would gravitate towards a  yoga mat. There are other reasons of course and  I, Pippy, have prepared a list that I share with you below.

  • Anything you are on top of or engaged in, we are interested!  Don’t ask why, just accept it!
  • Yoga Mats are soft and plushy and feel so good!
  • Yoga Mats are a great place to scratch and play various feline games.
  • Yoga Mats are a good surface for cat nip.
  • Yoga Mats are fun to sit on while meditating and reflecting what it means to be such a superior species.

Pippy would also like to remind you that just because we like to get on your yoga mat doesn’t mean we don’t want our own. And sorry humans, just because we can get on yours doesn’t mean you can get on ours! Hee Hee and Meow Meow!

Until next week….

Meow and Namaste!

Love,

Pippy

Oh how we love yoga mats!

Oh how we love yoga mats!

Pippy on her own yoga mat and she dares her human to come anywhere near her! :)

Pippy on her own yoga mat and she dares her human to come anywhere near it! 🙂

 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.

Who’s Practicing Yoga on the Feline Yogi Cat Mat?

Charlie and Priscilla are!  That’s who!

Charlie perfecting "Tadasana" aka "Standing Pose" on his Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat

Charlie perfecting “Tadasana” aka “Standing Pose” on his Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat

 

Priscilla practicing a very complex side stretching pose with the help of the yoga prop twine ball on her Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat

Priscilla practicing a very complex side stretching pose with the help of the yoga prop twine ball on her Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat

You may recognize Charlie and Priscilla as they are the owners of Stephanie, the purr-son who runs the fabulously popular Catsparella cat blog! Priscilla, according to Stephanie, spends a great deal of time on her practice but does take a wee bit objection when Charlie gets too close to her!  Priscilla however is enlightened enough to know her issues and is working on poses to allow her to become more accepting of  Charlie  so that eventually they might be able to practice yoga together.

Charlie, who is equally enlightened, understands that Priscilla needs  her space and is happy to oblige! When Priscilla is finished with her practice, Charlie claims his place on the Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat, practices a few standing poses,  and then engages in some deep breathing and purr chanting to center his mind, body, and spirit!

Charlie and Priscilla are both very accomplished yogis and Feline Yogi is proud to feature them as the Feline Yogis of the Week. Meow and  Namaste Priscilla and Charlie!

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.

Fun with Yoga Blocks!

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

Pippy making a comfy "tent" with her yoga blocks

Pippy making a comfy “tent” with her yoga blocks

Greetings felines and the humans who serve us!

I recently received a question regarding yoga blocks. The question was as follows: Pippy, what is the purpose of yoga blocks? They are aesthetically very appealing but how does one use them in their yoga practice?

Pippy appreciates this question and is happy to inform my readers further about yoga blocks. Yoga blocks which come in different sizes and shapes are made from a variety of materials including foam, wood, and cork and are used to maintain proper body alignment during yoga poses. Pippy thinks humans should use props as much as possible and not let your ego get in the way.Some human yoga students shy away from props because they think it’s a form of weakness to use the extra help. But lets face it humans! Not a single one of you will ever be as flexible as the cat so take all the help you can get and use a block!

 

Pippy loves yoga blocks! I often place one next to me while practicing yoga on my Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat.  Not because I need them to perfect my poses but because they are so much fun! There are no rules with them which is what makes them so inviting. I especially like to scratch the ones made of cork and foam, use their surface for rationing out my catnip, and paw at them when my purr-son uses them while practicing yoga at home. It’s especially funny when I knock her off balance! Buy hey, Pippy is helping her stay present and focused no matter what the challenges, right? Hee hee and Mew mew! 🙂

Until next week….

Meow and Namaste!

Love,

Pippy

It's a catnip yoga block party!

It’s a catnip yoga block party!

 

 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.