The Benefits of Dog Yoga Or Doga: An Exercise For Your Pet Dog

Dog Yoga

‘Doga’ a portmanteau of “Dog Yoga” is a practice of yoga with pet dogs.

Through acts of meditation, gentle massage, and stretching, doga practitioners seek to achieve a greater harmony with their dogs. Canine acupuncture and chanting are also known to take place within the occasional doga routine.

We all have heard about yoga and its benefits for people, but there is a new movement in the United States today called “doga,” or the benefits of dog yoga, which is a yoga that you and your dog can do together. It has even caught on Canada and Japan, and is being taught at the Nippon Ayurveda School by the Japan Dog Association.

Why Do Dog Yoga or Doga?

Doga combines meditation, gentle stretching and massage for human owners and dogs alike. Some yoga instructors feel that yoga could be trivialized by turning it into a fad. As dogs are pack animals, many doga instructors believe that they are a good match for yoga’s premises of connection and union with other creatures.

Benefits of Dog Yoga

Some of the benefits of doga include:

  • This yoga increases flexibility and helps to resolve behavioral issues.
  • Doga or dog yoga can reduce stress, lowering blood pressure and aiding in digestion.
  • Doga has even spawned clothing lines, toys, exercise mats and beds for your dog.
  • Whatever you think about this new form of exercise, one of the main benefits of dog yoga is to help you spend more time with your dog, and will increase the bond that you share.

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Kabbyik Mitra is a Content Developer & Technical Writer, the owner of He had started the blog pertaining to health and wellness in 2013, and previously worked for different online platforms on a freelance basis and worked for various organizations. An Indian native, Kabbyik has more than 6-year of experience in journalism and bilingual communications, including health and tech magazines, online writing, proofreading and editing for both national as well as international publications of repute. Kabbyik holds an MBA in Marketing & Financial Management from the Manipal, Sikkim University, India, where he studied as a full-timer. In addition, he is a certified science communicator and writer from Indian Science News Association, completed full-time 6-month training program on science communication and media practice. Kabbyik’s favorite book is An Inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of Nation.

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