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Doga: Doing Yoga With Your Dog

By Audrey Pavia

Yoga has been a popular activity in the U.S. for decades. This strength training pursuit, which began in ancient India as a spiritual practice, provides a variety of health benefits including better sleep, greater energy, good muscle tone, improved circulation and lower blood pressure. As if all that wasn't reward enough for doing yoga, some instructors have found a way to make it even more wonderful. They are teaching a practice called doga--yoga with dogs.

According to New York City yoga instructor Suzi Teitelman, doga started in 2001 when she began incorporating her Cocker Spaniel into her yoga routines. Teitelman soon began teaching classes in a practice she termed "ruff yoga," and later doga.

In doga, yogis -- those individuals who participate in yoga--include their dogs in their practice. Essentially, yoga class members perform yoga poses that incorporate their dogs. While...

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