Sit Stay Squat’s take on Doga!
Classes include a focus on flexibility, core stability and self massage techniques for both human and canine with an emphasis on strengthening the bond between you and your dog.
Why do yoga with your dog?
There are 2 properties a muscle must have to keep the body of a human or dog healthy throughout their lifetime – strength and flexibility. If a muscle contracts during exercise and is not then stretched back to its elongated position it runs the risk of remaining in a shortened position which can cause imbalances within the muscle, and risks injury to the surrounding tendons and joints. Stretching helps to maintain the health and elasticity of muscle fibers while preventing knots and soreness (yes – dogs get sore muscles too!).
Like all Sit Stay Squat classes, there is a focus on core stability exercises for both species due to the tremendous benefits that having a strong core provides for both human and canine, particularly in regards to injury prevention. Classes also include a bit of canine massage, self myofascial release, and calming techniques to really set the ambiance.