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Happy Friday! It’s almost the weekend, and to send you guys off on a smiling note, I just had to post these pictures from artist Daniel Borris. Yesterday I did a blog on how to work out at work, so here is the follow up: add a little relaxing yoga to your day by imitating your favorite furry friend. With real-life animals and a little help from Photoshop, Borris has created some really fun and humorous photos of dogs and cats doing various yoga poses.
How did he get started?
“Five years ago photographer Dan Borris came across his first Yoga Dog. Otis was a two-year-old English Bull Terrier who loved to do yoga with his friend Joy. Joy would be practicing her yoga in the mornings while Otis wandered around her legs, stopping now and again to lick her face as she did a headstand. Slowly but surely Otis began to imitate Joy. At first he tried out simple poses, ones that came naturally to him like Downward and Upward Dog. As time went on Otis’s poses became more and more complex, until finally he began his own practice. While Otis himself wasn’t captured on film, he did lead Dan on his path to finding other four-legged Yogis.”
And of course, we all know how flexible our feline friends can be. I personally wouldn’t be surprised to come home to see my cats Scrappy and Frankie trying out some of these moves.
If any of you are as in love with these photos as I am, you will be happy to know that you can buy your very own calendar of yoga pups and yoga kittens to put on your wall. A portion of the proceeds from sales on his site benefits various animal foundations.
Will you be trying any of these moves with your pet? Does your puppy or kitten have any cool moves of his or her own?