START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

32 Reasons Cats Are Born Yoga Masters

32 Reasons Cats Are Born Yoga Masters

We tend to think that the term “downward dog” was a misnomer. As it turns out cats, not dogs, are the true yoga masters of the animal kingdom. Need proof? As these 32 photos show, felines’ inner peace, superb flexibility, and endless patience make them natural-born yogis.

1. They are naturally limber and bendy.

CREDIT: catmoji.com

2. They’re great inhalers and exhalers (minus the fishy kitty breathe).

CREDIT: pinterest.com

3. They begin practicing their poses at a young age. This little guy is moving into a beautiful half shoulder stand.

CREDIT: pinterest.com

4. They make a forward fold look easy as hell.

CREDIT: pinterest.com

5. While one might think they’re just taking a bath, cats in this position are simply fine tuning their seated angle pose.

CREDIT: pinterest.com

6. They take naps in bow position.

CREDIT: fitgirlcode.com

7. They know how to fully relax.

CREDIT: pinterest.com

8. They can twist themselves into a beautiful standing forward pose.

CREDIT: yogadork.com/

9. A horizontal cat pose.

CREDIT: pinterest.com

10. And are masters of the “leg high”.

fitgirlcode.com

11. Their focus during meditation is unparalleled.

CREDIT: pinterest.com

12. Flexibility is key.

CREDIT: fitgirlcode.com

13. And stretching is a must.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.

 

 

 

 

CREDIT: pinterest.com

14. Knee circles are almost too easy for them.

CREDIT: pinterest.com

15. And they totally own downward dog.

CREDIT: tumblr.com

16. Their sun salutations are the best around.

CREDIT: pinterest.com

17. The tricky apanasana hold is a breeze for them.

CREDIT: fitgirlcode.com

18. Sink forward bend is achieved by six months old.

CREDIT: pinterest.com

19. Plough position is kitten’s play.

CREDIT: encorepetfood.co.uk/

20. And hidden warrior pose is a favorite among American shorthairs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CREDIT: fitgirlcode.com

21. Their modified side angle is key to their stretching routine.

CREDIT: findlaytwp.org

22. They turn the table pose on its head.

CREDIT: pinterest.com

23. Felines take on the caterpillar pose with the ease of a breakdancer.

CREDIT: fitgirlcode.com

24. And own locust posture.

CREDIT: content.simonscat.com

25. They always know to end with a good savasana.

CREDIT: fitgirlcode.com

26. And they can easily bend over and touch their toes.

CREDIT: c2.staticflickr.com

27. Their half twists should be an Olympic sport.

CREDIT: fitgirlcode.com

28. And child’s pose is an absolute fave.

CREDIT: consciouscat.net

29. They enjoy seated angle pose when watching television.

CREDIT: fitgirlcode.com

30. And make great work out buddies.

CREDIT: indul.ccio.co

31. They can even stand in for weights if needed.

CREDIT: editorial.designtaxi.com

32. The truth behind all of this yoga stretching and strength training is part of their master plan to become amazing kickboxers and dominate any dog that comes their way. Go #TeamCat!

CREDIT: h2.vibeflog.com

 

by Meghan McKeighen, from SpryLiving

More from SpryLiving
Can Yoga Hurt Your Body?
The 5 Best Flat Belly Yoga Moves
6 Hot Yoga Myths, Debunked

 

Read more: Cats, Pets, Uncategorized, Yoga

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

SpryLiving.com

SpryLiving.com is an online resource for common sense health, wellness and lifestyle advice and inspiring, real-life success stories. Visit them on Facebook and Twitter.

139 comments

+ add your own
9:06AM PDT on Sep 8, 2014

So cute and fun! I love cats!

6:35PM PDT on Sep 1, 2014

Of course they are - but so are dogs - love watching my mutt do his 'downward facing dog' every time he gets up - he's so into stretching - my current calendar intersperses photo-shopped cats and dogs doing yoga poses - it's adorable.

4:09AM PDT on Aug 30, 2014

I simply looove cats 🐈

4:08AM PDT on Aug 30, 2014

I simply looove cats 🐈

7:55AM PDT on Aug 25, 2014

Chuckling hahaha...ah the ole' kitty stretch. :-)

8:50AM PDT on Aug 24, 2014

whew, not sure we needed 32!

7:56PM PDT on Aug 17, 2014

cute

2:14PM PDT on Aug 16, 2014

Thanks for my Saturday smiles. Cats Rule!

11:15AM PDT on Aug 15, 2014

Thank you

8:55AM PDT on Aug 15, 2014

Thanks for the sweet smiles. I needed that.

add your comment



Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

"...including: a reduction in physical fatigue and improvement mental outlook in aging adults over f…

Being adorable leads to the demise of an exotic animal, especially once "discovered" on YouTube vide…

Condoms don't affect memory... men should use them!

As someone fighting extreme fatigue, I would be interested in this but would like to check out WebMD…

Interesting. Is this a real sugar? New studies show fake sugars are making Americans fat. If this…

Story idea? Want to blog? Contact the editors!



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.