Health: Yoga With Your Dog

Thank you, Philadelphia, from the state of California, for letting it be somewhere else something of this nature began and that the rest of the country will laugh at you for.

CBS Philly

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By Stephanie Stahl

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There’s new meaning to the term “downward dog.”  More and more yoga lovers are sharing their mats with their pooch.  3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on what some are calling doga.

Panting exercises in this yoga class are taken to a whole new level.  It’s called doga.

“Really comes from your diaphragm, so you connect with your dog’s breath,” said Mahny Djahanguiri, a doga instructor.

It’s a yoga class for dog lovers and their best friend, that mixes massage, poses and chanting.  Some claim it reduces anxiety for both owners and their dogs.

“They’re getting their yoga, their human yoga, while the dog feeds off from their calm,” said Mahny.

Dogs can either take part in the stretching or act as a weight.

“It’s your yoga class with your dog, and your dog helps…

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