Have you heard of Doga? I first learned about people doing yoga with their dogs while I was drafting my novel, In the Doghouse: A Couple’s Breakup from Their Dog’s Point of View (now available). And since the novel focuses on rescue dog, Skip, and his heart-broken human, Lucy, I decided doga was a must for Skip and Lucy’s journey from the achy-breaky-heart club to … well, I don’t want to spoil the book for you if you haven’t read it.
For decades, I’ve intended to practice yoga routinely, but I’ve been trying to find the right class (not too fast) or instructor (not too advanced). But last week, while thinking about this “What Is Doga?” newsletter, I realized I needed to take a page out of Skip and Lucy’s book and stop thinking about ‘what to do’ and simply DO. With this attitude, I was rewarded by finding the perfect yoga app for me*. The name (Down Dog!!) and logo (a dog in a yoga pose!!) were serendipitous signs.
I’ve done several classes and LOVE it. To celebrate, I’m including a link to the doga chapter, “Downward-Facing Dog” from In the Doghouse.
Have you tried yoga or doga? (Or goat-ga; apparently, that’s a thing, too.)
On a side note, if you’re active on social media, I spend 99% of my “s-m” time on Instagram. Follow me there (@terilcase), and I’ll follow you back.
Until next time, thanks for being you.
*I like Down Dog because I can choose the type of yoga, level, pace, and music. It’s brilliant. By the way, I have zero affiliation with DownDogApp dot com, and I was not paid to say this, nor even asked. In fact, they don’t even know about this newsletter.