The term yoga comes from a Sanskrit word meaning yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method -- joining the Individual Self with the Universal Spirit.
Yoga is a way of living well in mind, body and spirit.
Physical and meditative exercises are designed to help achieve individual goals. Those who embrace yoga strive for a mindful living, in the present moment (how our dogs liver), and seek awareness and enlightenment, which can take a lifetime of practice.
There are many yoga modalities. I use Yoga with Doga, to build core strength, flexibility and balance for me, and to desensitize the dogs to different objects, fun and training positions.
Yoga is globally embraced in many cultures for it’s healing benefits (mind, body, spirit, exercise, living).
Doga is a different, not only, way of mindfully living and learning with our dogs, while enjoying the benefits of healthy and well-being.
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Doga is awareness centered training. We live and learn with our dogs using joyful easy training and relationship building techniques.
Breathing, centering, focusing, and using fitness balls, with our dogs, we can train while having fun and getting fit.
Doga Training, along with connecting with our Dogs, in the moment, we can integrate training into daily living and learning by using natural and necessary dog behaviors.
After living and working with hundreds of dogs, I have observed that if we are focused, relaxed and aware of what we want to learn, teach or change, then it becomes easier and quicker.
Sensory overload (SO) affects us and our dogs. Every day, take several 10-minute brain breaks to renew, release, let-go and grow. All brains need oxygen, and time-out to re-energize.
Dogs are authentic. They know when we are being genuine. Their body language, and reaction to us, and the environment, is in sync, whether good energy or bad energy.
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Yoga and dogs have offered me a way to cope through tough transitions and become healthier in mind, body and spirit.
I look at it as a map on a well-being path. It is flexible, we’ll make mistakes, we can choose a different path, and we can learn.
A little stress is healthy. It exhilarates us. Clustered and continued stress, for people or dogs creates sensory overload.
Dogs are Translators of what is going on in our lives and around us. It is like living in a house of mirror. What we give is usually what we receive.
Working In pet-assisted therapy, I have learned to watch my dogs with clients, individual and groups. They approach, or not. They mirror behaviors. They shift the energy in the room form gloomy to cheerful.
Join me in your unique way to make a difference for dog's well-being, and your own. Living fully being the best you can be, and the person your dog thinks you are.
Sharing your stories, products and services on how to enhance well-being and how dogs change our lives can only have a pawsitive trickling effect!
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