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Cat Yoga

Mindy's yoga studio was flooded from a pipe breaking in January and she's still waiting to get her space back. So for the past few months, private yoga sessions have been at my house. In the winter it was nice to have them by the fire. Today, I needed stretching after the long drive and had a private with Mindy. And a helper. Thomas decided to help stretch out my back and rode along through cat and cow stretches. Downward facing dog was too much for him and he jumped off. And no, no one placed Thomas on my back. He climbed up on his own when I was in child's pose and Mindy was pushing me down. It was just a race to get the camera at that point.

Child's Pose with Mindy pushing down my lower back and Thomas assisting


Side View...


Then we do Cat and Cow stretches.
Here is Cat. Literally.


Phineas believes a good cat stretch requires more than one cat.


And here is a Cow. With assisting cat.


And people tell me I should just take a yoga class. What, and miss out on this?

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affinity8
May. 19th, 2010 05:42 pm (UTC)
LOL! Great photos :-)
birdhousefrog
May. 19th, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
you'd do yoga this way, too, wouldn't you? Exercise needs a sense of humor.
tcastleb
May. 19th, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
-giggle giggle- All the more impressive knowing that Tom is a Big Guy.
birdhousefrog
May. 19th, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
He sort of flowed those 15 pounds onto my back and it spread around. But it was weird feeling him swish his tail from time to time. Miss E's book says he's the laziest cat and is always looking for a place to sleep. Yup. Guess that's right.
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birdhousefrog
May. 21st, 2010 10:09 pm (UTC)
Betcha Xerxes can't do cat yoga! It helps that Thomas is so lazy that he thought once he was on my back it was too much effort to get back off of it.
reneesweet
May. 19th, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
That is hilarious!!
birdhousefrog
May. 21st, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
Yup. A yuck a minute here! :D I'm so enjoying yoga!
frostokovich
May. 21st, 2010 10:05 pm (UTC)
Wow. Now I know what Downward Cat looks like.
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birdhousefrog
May. 21st, 2010 10:11 pm (UTC)
I'd like to see you get Wow to do that. Ha! Not a chance. Too much dignity.
frostokovich
May. 22nd, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
Dignity don't enter into it, mate. He will not be picked up, never mind put on someone's back. Unless they're sleeping. Then it's okay. It's that whole Maine Coon "I love you but only if you stay over there" attitude.

birdhousefrog
May. 22nd, 2010 10:37 am (UTC)
But that's just it. No one picked up Thomas and put him anywhere. He's barely tolerant of such treatment. No, this was entirely Thomas' idea. And other than chewing my pony tail during "cow" he was well-behaved up to the down dog. If Goliath did this, he'd have all his claws out for the ride. It's a weird Thomas thing where he thinks "Oh that might be a nice place to sleep."
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