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.

Featured Feline Yogis: Mulberry Spot & B.W. Huckleberry

Greetings Felines and the humans who serve us!

The featured Feline Yogi Yoga Cats this week are Mulberry Spot and B.W. Huckleberry. Both of these gorgeous felines are accomplished yogis who take their yoga practices very seriously.

Their human recently took this charming video of Mulberry Spot practicing vigorously away when all of the sudden B.W. Huckleberry comes along to discuss his form. Like humans, the felines community sometimes disagrees on what exactly is proper form and we are quick to aid each other, offer suggestions, and make adjustments.

Enjoy watching these two esteemed yogis in this short video and you too can learn something about proper technique!

Meow and Namaste Mulberry Spot and B.W.Hucleberry! Thanks for sharing your yoga practices with us!

Until next time…..

Meow and Namaste!

Love,

Pippy

Video courtesy of Andrea Dorn.

 

  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.

Featured Feline Yogi Yoga Cat-Dunkel Ruschenberg

Greetings Felines and the humans who serve us!

Dunkel loves catnip!

Dunkel loves his Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat!

The thing that I love about the on-line world (and being CEO of Feline Yogi) is meeting all the pawsome Feline Yogi yoga cats out there. My newest on-line friend is Dunkel Ruschenberg and he is also the Featured Feline Yogi Yoga Cat this week.

Dunkel ( long time yoga practitioner) says that he was so excited when he saw the Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat  featured on Sparkle the Designer Cat’s blog that he bought one immediately.  Sparkle is another yoga cat friend of Dunkel’s and mine and a very skilled yoga practitioner as well!

Dunkel is a yoga master!

Dunkel is a yoga master!

Even Dunkel’s human has gotten into yoga lately and they often like to practice together.  Dunkel is always happy to offer a few pointers. It’s important that we yoga cats offer help to our humans. I know I’m constantly having to correct my human’s form because some of her poses are so pitifully pathetic. But then again, this is one of the ways we can help guide our humans to enlightenment.

Dunkel writes to me that the catnip ball is his favorite part. Being the catnip connoisseur that I am, Pippy was very happy to hear this. This euphoric herb is a very important part of the yoga experience for us felines and the Yoga Cat Mat was designed with this in mind.

Look at his amazing flexibility!

Look at his amazing flexibility!

Dunkel’s favorite pose is the side stretch pose where he lies on his side and stretches! The Sanskrit name for this pose is: Anantasana. Notice his form in the picture above felines. His attention to detail and stellar skill set is evident by the perfect alignment he exhibits in this challenging pose.

In addition to being a premier yoga cat, Dunkel has also started a cat blog of his own with his fellow yoga cat house companions  Smokey and Vito. It is called Three Cat’s Tails. Pippy visits his blog quite often. Click on the link above or here. Check it out and say hi and that Pippy sent you!

Dunkel practicing a modified version of Spinx Pose!

Dunkel practicing a modified version of Spinx Pose!

Meow and Namaste Dunkel!

Until next time…..

Meow and Namaste!

Love,

Pippy

Photography by Dunkel’s human Annabella. All rights reserved. 

 

  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.

Daisy Yoga in Santa Monica

Greetings felines and the humans who serve us!

The Featured Feline Yogi Yoga Cat this week is from Santa Monica, CA  and her name is Daisy. She is a very skilled yogini and has perfected her poses without ever stepping inside a yoga studio.

If you’ve ever been to Santa Monica, then you know that yoga studios and human yogis walking around carrying their yoga mats are everywhere! (I hope it’s clear that I mean the humans walk around and not the yoga studios although in Santa Monica one never knows!!)

yoga cat daisy

Daisy likes to get up early and meditate on her Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat.  While the west-side wanna be human yogis are barely out of bed at 5am, Daisy is up well before the crack of dawn and meditating on her Feline Yogi Cat Mat.

yoga cat daisy 2 Within the next few hours, the human yogis are stopping by Starbucks for a little kick start to their day and so they can make it through that first Down Dog.  Daisy has already gotten her day “Kick Started” and has indulged in quite a bit of catnip!

Santa Monica is where my human practices her yoga along with other humans who ardently strive to reach that enlightened state that comes oh so natural to us felines. I hear so much about Santa Monica from my human and how great the yoga is in that fine beach town but never about the yoga cats. I knew there had to be some yoga cats in Santa Monica and I’m so glad I met Daisy. Meow and Namaste Daisy! Show those humans how it’s done!

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Tribute to a Very Special Yoga Kitten

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Yoga Kitten Sweet Baby James on his Yoga Cat Mat

Greetings felines and the humans who serve us!

I have a very special posting this week. I am combining my weekly yoga column and my Featured Feline Yogi Yoga Cat column all into one. This week I pay special tribute to a kitten who blessed this world for a very brief yet impactful time during his stay on this planet. Please know that this post is not meant to be sad but instead a celebration of a wonderful being and a very accomplished yoga kitten.

Sweet Baby James was from a litter of lucky kittens that the Boston Animal Rescue League rescued. His foster family was one of the best. I can personally vouch for this because my human has met them (Amelia and John) and she says they were some of the most wonderful people you will ever meet. Amelia writes a fabulous blog called Cat and Birdie.

During Sweet Baby James’ time on this earth, he enjoyed the other kittens, his mommy, and his wonderful human fosters. As you can see from the picture above, he is living proof that all kittens come into this world accomplished yogis. He was right at home on the Yoga Cat Mat and knew exactly what to do!

Then heaven decided it needed another angel so Sweet Baby James was called home. But here’s a secret Pippy is going to share with you humans so listen up! You poor humans grieve too much and think it’s the end. We felines understand why you feel this way because after all you are mere humans and can’t always see the big picture.  But Pippy is here to tell you that we all live on forever. This includes yoga cats.  We may go to heaven when we leave but we come back to visit you from time to time.

My human sometimes gets sad when she thinks about the cats who have owned her yet have now transitioned. I tell her to not to be sad because Pippy sees her spirit cats from time to time as so do my other cats mates. They check in on her constantly to make sure she and her husband are ok. When Pippy makes her transition one day I will check in on them as well!

Pippy has already communicated with Sweet Baby James and he wants all of us to know that he is doing well and is at peace. He is so grateful to his foster family and will love them always. Sweet Baby James has also agreed to meet Pippy when I cross over the rainbow bridge myself one day. See you on the other side Sweet Baby James! You are loved always!

Until next week….

Meow and Namaste!

Love,

Pippy

Photography by Amelia Hughes.  All Rights Reserved.

 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 Buddha Cat

Who’s practicing yoga on the Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat?

Shiloh the Buddha Cat is! That’s who!

Can you do this humans??

Shiloh practicing an intense side stretch pose

Greetings Felines and the humans who serve us!

It’s Pippy here and I’m taking over the Featured Feline Yogi Cat articles. My human will chime in on this blog from time to time (and when I allow her) but right now I have other tasks I need her to work on so my time can be freed up for more creative endeavors and big picture strategic thinking.

This week I am happy to feature as the Feline Yogi Yoga Cat of the week one of my fellow house cat mates. Shiloh aka the Buddha Cat as we like to call him came into this world like all cats enlightened and a natural yogi. Shiloh is very laid back and accepting of what comes into his life. He goes with the flow when it comes to change.

If you listen carefully, I will impart my knowledge and wisdome to you

Feline Yogi Buddha Cat Shiloh

Shiloh started out as an only cat and then his humans brought in another. And then another, and then another, and then another……

Shiloh knows what it’s like to accept and embrace change. When I came into the household I made it very clear that I was taking over. Some of the other cats resisted a bit but not Shiloh! He’s the most zen like of all cats I know. He is always patient and laid back except when the female human doesn’t get out of bed fast enough to feed us. Often he will bite her ankle to coax her out of bed. I find this extremely funny! Hee hee mew mew!

You are a stellar yogi yoga cat Shiloh and Pippy thinks humans can learn a lot from you!

Meow and Namaste!

I can't wait till it's time again for resting pose!

Shiloh likes to do vinyasa yoga when the mood strikes him!

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.