When your yoga mat’s square footage starts to feel a little tight or your gym too stuffy, try one of these 3 exciting alternatives that are unique and a great way to bond with animals. You’ll undoubtedly have a good time and learn something new about yourself and your favorite creature, be it your pet or not.
Horses are true emotional mirrors, intuitively picking up on our energy and their emotional environment, which can add to your practice’s emotional intelligence.
Equestrian yoga emphasizes hip opening to develop a deeper seat in the saddle, core strength for proper posture, and shoulder flexibility to allow your arms to move freely with the reins. Just in case you get panicky, yogic breathing helps you stay in sync with the horse.
Kayaking & Canoeing
If your cat (yes your cat) enjoys being in the water, he or she will enjoy kayaking or canoeing with you.
Training your feline friend to feel at ease in a kayak or canoe is a challenging but extremely rewarding task. Before going out on the water, have your pet get into the kayak or canoe on the beach. Now you’re ready to canoe or kayak into the sunset with your cat!
Allowing the beauty of the moment to return us to our natural state as animals while being serenaded in the familiar vibe of the outdoors is the goal of hiking. Rather than going for a walk, take your dog hiking. It’s a great way for your pet to burn off some energy while having fun outside.
Many dogs, depending on their training and breed, are capable of going on long, strenuous hikes. Bring along some water and some toys for them as well. While your dog may behave well off-leash, keep in mind that many state and national parks prohibit your puppy from roaming freely. In designated areas, make sure they’re on a leash.