Saturday, January 25, 2014

Victory Dog Breath

My pets aren't lazy. They just meditate a lot. They spend hours in wordless stillness, completely present in every moment, undistracted by past or future.
We do yoga together, the pets and I. Actually, they teach more than they participate. Mostly, they curl up on the mat doing their "ujayi" (victory) breath while I wobble around trying not to fall on them.
Sometimes they lick my feet, which if you've never experienced it, I highly recommend. No, it's not gross. It's not like having my feet licked by strangers. That would be weird.
Perhaps they lick my feet to encourage me, because, after all, they are my little yogis.