Dogs want to stay with their owners for as long as possible. When the owner starts something special, he gets closer and curious.
"Doga: Yoga for you and your dog" is a textbook for enjoying yoga with such dogs. Written by Mahney Djahanguiri, a yoga instructor living in London, England.
In the textbook, the pose of yoga "DOGA" performed with a dog is explained with pictures and short sentences. If you pose "DOGA" according to the instructions, there are various positive effects for both the dog and the owner.
According to Djahanguiri, the biggest point of "DOGA" is breathing. Dogs have the property of naturally imitating their owner's breathing, and if the owner has a restless and irregular breathing pattern, it also adversely affects the dog's mental state.
However, when the owner and the dog practice "DOGA" together and the owner begins to take yoga breathing, the heart rate of the dog with him will drop and the feeling will be calm. It seems that some of them feel good and fall asleep during "DOGA".
Of course, it also has a positive effect on the owner. According to Djahanguiri, many people take yoga too seriously. But in reality, yoga is more fun. By practicing yoga with a dog, many of the participants will naturally smile and will be able to enjoy yoga without having to stretch their shoulders.
The only difficulty in practicing "DOGA" using this textbook is that all the instructions are written in English. Most use plain language, but it may take some time to get used to yoga terms such as "Virabhadrasana".
If you can't read English, enjoy it as a photo book of dogs practicing "DOGA". As a photo book, the bottleneck is that the price is quite high.
You can purchase it at the British mail order site FIREBOX. I want to try "DOGA" right now! For those who say, Amazon.co.jp in Japan publishes the Kindle version, so you may want to get it. By the way, if you purchased the Kindle version, it is recommended to read it on a tablet of 8 inches or more. If it is 7 inches or less, the display may be too small and difficult to read.