A Pet Peeve?

If you're a pet owner, you probably have practiced yoga with your dog or cat in the comfort of your own home (think of Fluffy curled up beneath your Downward-Facing Dog). An asana practice can be a sweet—although sometimes...
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If you're a pet owner, you probably have practiced yoga with your dog or cat in the comfort of your own home (think of Fluffy curled up beneath your Downward-Facing Dog). An asana practice can be a sweet—although sometimes...



If you're a pet owner, you probably have practiced yoga with your dog or cat in the comfort of your own home (think of Fluffy curled up beneath your Downward-Facing Dog). An asana practice can be a sweet—although sometimes distracting—way to bond with your furry friends. But would you ever consider taking Fluffy to your yoga studio with you? According to a recent New York Times article, more and more people are doing just that. Doga, that's yoga with your dog, is growing in popularity across the country.

Of course, not everyone is happy about that. The NY Times quoted one studio owner who said, "Doga runs the risk of trivializing yoga by turning a 2,500-year-old practice into a fad."

What do you think? Is there anything wrong with including pets in yoga classes? Have you ever tried a doga class? I'd love to hear your stories?