Oh puppy dog, guess what? I love you. I don’t know if I could ever say that enough to you sweetheart. We’ve been through a lot of life together and I’m reminded each day just how lucky I am to have you here.
We’re rolling along with our yoga practice together. We hit a stride with me continuing the practice and you sleeping, most days. I don’t mind, you know a comfy spot when you see one, that’s for sure.
We worked on synchronization and believing in the idea of our flow. I noticed that the more I grounded down, the easier it became. Perhaps that’s why you like to pick a spot in the yard to sit and stand in. You take it all in and ease into the moment before flowing through the rest of the day. I can learn so much from you.
Greetings! 🐾 Did you ever watch Star Trek? Of course you have, silly me, that’s why you always say that phrase and make a hand gesture. 🖖 I can’t do that with my paws, but I like to give high-five paws instead.
Good job working on yoga day 16 with Adrienne’s home series. I noticed that my brothers wanted your attention this morning, but they got daddy and Kimmy hugs instead so that you could finish your yoga session. We got your back mama.
It’s another cold, but clear day outside. I enjoyed our freezing cold walk. The world smells different in this air and I quite like it. Sorry about pulling you towards the grass and trees on our walk, I couldn’t help myself. I know you understand, and I also understand that when I snore it’s quite funny to you all, so I’d say we’re even. Wink.
Hello there, and zzzz. I am quite tired after our yoga, playtime and frosty morning walk. My paws were ready for rest and so that is exactly what I am choosing to do.
You shared that we were working on resetting through movement today. I don’t really understand what that means, but I do understand the need to begin again. You talk to my brothers about restarting after one of them has hurt feelings or something of that nature. I guess it’s similar to when I ask to go outside or take a break in another room. I enjoy quiet time and space. Perhaps that’s what the world needs, a reset, a quiet place to land, and a moment to just breathe.
Breathe in. Breathe out. There, doesn’t that feel better?
Welcome back to yoga with me, I think we successfully return to who we are through our meeting like this each morning. I love when you let me gradually wake up and start my downward dog stretches, when I am ready. I prefer our couch cuddles, but I am always happy to share snuggles before our yoga time.
I yawn, and stretch and greet the day before me. It is a gift and opportunity to use as I see fit. Thanks for choosing to share it with me mama.
First of all good morning. Second of all, nope it’s too cold to move, so I supervised from my bed. Y’all are the strangest humans, why get up and do all this stretching business before it is necessary?
On the other paw, I understand why you get up and do the downward dog yoga. You told me that you were working on growing within your practice today. I’ve been watching you grow over the last few years. Growth happens in small moments that build upon themselves. One day you look in that mirror and the person or dog looking back at you is different than you expected in the most unsuspecting of ways.
Yawn, honestly I don’t know how I get so philosophical this early in the morning. I think it’s time for me to join in the downward dog business and get my day started. Thanks for writing for me momma.
Morning sweetheart. You had a busy weekend with visitors and a bath. Emphasis on the bath component… I know it’s not your favorite part of life, but it is a necessary one. Once you learned that there were treats involved you seemed less hesitant to participate.
We leaned into the elements of nurture in today’s home yoga practice from yoga with Adrienne. I know your favorite part of the day involves two elements of today’s practice: being cozy and any blanket.
I appreciate how you approach any blanket with the same speculation every time you encounter one: none. Without hesitation you start nesting, turn three times and curl up before laying down to rest. Your daily nurturing practices of leaning into us for hugs, pushing your nose into our hands, and always being close by brings joy to our days.
Greetings on this cold winter morning. The last two mornings with yoga have transpired in the wee hours of the day. I enjoy when the house is quiet and I can drift in and out of doggy dream land. All of my furless people are in my dreams, but no one is sitting on me or trying to crawl around my sleep space.
Yesterday and today we worked on grounding and then digging into our space. These yoga topics are right up my dog alleyway. I tell ya, this Adrienne must understand the essence of doglife because she sure has written about topics I understand.
I love to stretch and feel the earth beneath my paws. There is nothing quite like the steadiness of soil underfoot. Y’all often ask me what I am doing when I point my body to the sky and sniff. I am grounding into place and digging my paws in so I feel more centered. I knew this new blog series would speak to me. I have lots of dog wisdom to share on this topic. More to come.
I appreciate how you want to include me in this journey, but I really cherish my quiet couch time. I remained steadfast in my decision to be cozy today. There are some sessions that require my utmost attention, but I supervise quite well with a bit of an inclined view.
It appears as though you worked on a bit of introspection today. I know that you work hard at intentional movement, and I do as well! I demonstrate downward dog every day when I rise. I think you’ve been taking some notes from my practice, nice job momma. Well, I must depart because the toddler brother is encroaching on my space.
I think you really enjoyed day eight of yoga because you were under a big fluffy blanket for the majority of the practice. I like fluffy blankets too. Actually, I recognize that blanket, that’s the nap time one! Ah hah!
Well, day eight focused on healing and it was definitely up my alley. I am all about being cozy and comfortable. You don’t have to ask me twice to curl up. I’m always here for a cuddle, just let me know.
Sometimes I wonder if more humans allowed themselves to be cozier and do some yoga, perhaps the world would be a different place? Remember to take care of yourself and find a way to be cozy today.
Greetings sweet pup. We had a recovery day of stretching today. You give the best advice while I stretch. I especially enjoy when you lean into me so hard that I flop over. You have a knack for knowing when your humans need some extra TLC.
I recently read a quote that said the following, “If we all loved as hard as dogs do the world would be a better place,” adogslove.com. I think this message speaks for itself. Thanks for exemplifying this each day Kimmy.