Nailing a handstand is tough enough, but trying to remain balanced while your cat brushes its tail across your face sounds — well, delightful, but challenging. Inspired by a hilarious video (from The Huffington Post
) of pets interrupting their owners' yoga flows, we decided to take the search to Instagram to see what everyone’s furry friends are up to on the mat.
What we learned: Dogs love the spotlight and are pretty awesome at photobombs. Pet yoga is not canine-centric, though; cats and even a bunny jumped in on the action. And, things got meta when one yogi snapped a picture of her tortoise pose next to a turtle.
Doing yoga with your pets even has its own hashtag. The #petsloveusdoingyoga
campaign ran in September and has been extended for the month of October. The challenge is meant to be lighthearted; instead of fretting over every picture and adjusting the filter, white space, and framing, you just get to have fun and enjoy your home practice in all its imperfect, pet-crowded glory. If you really want to use your cat as a yoga prop, though, there’s always this
video, which demos the proper form of the Utcatasana.