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Doga: Yoga for Dogs
KVUE ^ | May 14, 2012

Posted on 05/14/2012 9:44:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Yoga can increase the physical, psychological and spiritual health of those who practice it. But more and more research shows animals may benefit too.

Doga started growing in popularity a couple of years ago, and a clinic in Austin is now offering it as a way for dogs and humans to bond while practicing yoga.

Owner of total wellness in Austin and doga instructor Lori Massad-Koska and her client Ariana Gum spoke to KVUE about doga.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: dogs; yoga

1 posted on 05/14/2012 9:44:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Why do dogs need yoga? They can already reach and lick their nuggets.


2 posted on 05/14/2012 9:45:41 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Do they have a move called, “downward facing human?”


3 posted on 05/14/2012 9:47:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: dragonblustar

They must become one with doG, of course.


4 posted on 05/14/2012 9:59:26 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

If you tried to put your dog in the Lotus position he’d bite the crap out of you.


5 posted on 05/14/2012 11:33:18 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: nickcarraway

Why is it the stupidest things in the world so often involve a large number of stupid cute young white girls?


6 posted on 05/14/2012 11:38:10 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: nickcarraway

7 posted on 05/15/2012 12:25:00 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: nickcarraway
Owner of total wellness in Austin


8 posted on 05/15/2012 12:26:50 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: mamelukesabre; Slings and Arrows
Made me click! A bit weird - but I can live with it. Cool that they go into the shelters to do it with them, some human interaction and all. Some of it reminds me of stuff we would do with our dogs early on just so they know who is boss. (Makes it easier to check for ticks and stuff later in life too!).

S&A - is that Austin thing like a discount ticket or something? There is some place in Seattle where a bunch of the small stores got together for an inter-change on discounts or something. So if you buy candles at one store you'll get a discount at the bead store. I thought it was a pretty clever idea for trying to stay in business.

I was just telling my kids how my sister took her dog to a dog psychologist - now THAT was weird!

9 posted on 05/15/2012 1:08:14 AM PDT by 21twelve
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To: 21twelve

Honestly, I have no idea - I was just looking for an appropriate “Keep Austin Weird” graphic.


10 posted on 05/15/2012 1:43:46 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Well - you certainly found one!


11 posted on 05/15/2012 1:45:34 AM PDT by 21twelve
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To: nickcarraway

Liberals live in a particular state mind which constantly asks: I’m bored, what weird idea or course of action can I come up with?


12 posted on 05/15/2012 5:41:09 AM PDT by driftless2
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13 posted on 05/15/2012 11:23:34 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: nickcarraway

14 posted on 05/15/2012 1:34:47 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Slings and Arrows

Heyyyyy!!!! I’ve seen some of those....LOL!


15 posted on 05/15/2012 2:08:31 PM PDT by Monkey Face (The best way to begin the day is with laughter. The best way to end it is with more laughter.)
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To: Monkey Face

“An Irishman is not drunk so long as he can hold on to a blade of grass and not fall off the face of the earth.”


16 posted on 05/15/2012 2:39:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: nickcarraway

I have a Golden Retriever mix around middle age who has some lower back pain. Meds not utilized at this point. He might benefit from Doga. But he’s so damn lazy, so I don’t know, he might fall asleep during the experience. Plus he’s 85 lbs, and the ordeal might cause ME some back pain.


17 posted on 05/15/2012 2:59:20 PM PDT by Dysart (Zero: Celebrate our soon to be first gay ex-President)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I will not go on Liberty.
But if I do, I will not go into a bar.
But if I do, I will not order a drink.
But if I do, I will not drink it.
But if I do, I will not get drunk.
But if I do, I will not fall down.
But if I do, I will fall on my left arm so I don’t shame the USNavy!


18 posted on 05/15/2012 3:42:19 PM PDT by Monkey Face (The best way to begin the day is with laughter. The best way to end it is with more laughter.)
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To: Monkey Face

*chuckle*


19 posted on 05/15/2012 7:40:13 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Dysart
I have a Golden Retriever mix around middle age who has some lower back pain.

Acupuncture,my FRiend, acupuncture. It worked wonders on our English Shepherd with a messed up back from prior abuse. We're using it now for our 9 y.o. Aussie mix with a bad hip and knee and he can play like a puppy with our pointer-setter mix and go for long walks.

If you're concerned about his weight, try the green bean diet. Slowly substitute cooked green beans for half his kibble, so he feels full without the calories. We buy frozen green beans and cook 'em ourselves, rather than buy the canned green beans because of all the salt. Of course, we warm the greens up with a little canned dog food to make them mare palatable, not that our dogs are spoiled....

20 posted on 05/16/2012 5:00:56 AM PDT by LSAggie
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To: LSAggie

Do you perform the acupuncture yourself or see a vet/tech for it? Have you discussed the gb diet with your vet, and if so the feedback you received?


21 posted on 05/16/2012 9:14:40 AM PDT by Dysart (Zero: Celebrate our soon to be first gay ex-President)
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To: Dysart

We go to a DVM who specializes in holistic medicine, Chinese herbs, acupuncture and chiropractic. At some point in time we may have to put Strider, the Aussie, on pain meds, but as long as the acupuncture is giving him good movement and freedom for pain, we’ll continue it.

We learned of the green bean diet when it was prescribed for my nephew’s overweight bassets by his vet. Our vet agreed that Strider would benefit from it. She gives him a mini-physical each month before she treats him with the acupuncture needles, so she would pick up on any nutritional deficencies very quickly.


22 posted on 05/16/2012 12:32:19 PM PDT by LSAggie
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To: LSAggie

Tanks.


23 posted on 05/16/2012 2:05:48 PM PDT by Dysart (2012: Year of the queer)
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