Jane McGuire

9 animals practising yoga

Nine animals practising yoga

First published date November 19 2014 Amended date February 19 2016

As a yogi myself, it’s safe to say, we can all take things a little seriously when it comes to practising. Part of yoga insists you do not push your body past its limit, but being unable to master a pose can, at times, feel frustrating. Therefore to make everyone smile, I decided to return to a guilty pleasure of mine – animals or pets doing yoga (with or without their owners). Before signing up to a course and trying yoga for yourself, why not sit back and get inspired by these pawfect posers.


The side plank

A tricky pose to hold for a long period of time – this guy is mastering it. 

Image via intentblog.com


The upward facing dog

We’ve all seen those beautiful photos of yogi’s practising on the beach, this is now my favourite. 

Image via doyouyoga.com


Practising with a partner

Yoga is often a group experience, so jumping on the mat with your master is always the best option for some pets. 

Image via petdoof.com


Utkatasana – the chair pose

Another one that can be thigh killer, this little squirrel has perfect form. 

Image via intentblog.com



The plough involves getting your legs behind your head and touching the floor. Like this adorable panda, I find it tricky to get into this pose too. 

Image via boredpanda.com


The head stand

It’s a tough life being a cat – yoga can be the perfect way to just de-stress at the end of a long day.

Image via boredpanda.com



Another tricky one to master, if these guys can do it, what’s my excuse? 

Image via buzzfeed.com


The shoulder stand

I have no idea how this pooch got into this position, or whether he ever got out of it, but his perfectly straight back is something to be desired. 

Image via dailymail.co.uk


The cobra

In fact, it seems that humans really are inferior to animals when it comes to yoga. 

Image via cloudfront.net


If you have a pet who just loves to yoga, why not send us a picture on Facebook and he or she might appear on our site? On the other hand, if you want to try a downward dog or crow amongst humans, take a look at the yoga courses listed on our site and get going! 

Jane McGuire

Jane McGuire received her BA (English) from the University of Loughborough. A yoga enthusiast with a sweet tooth, in her spare time you will probably find Jane in the gym or online shopping.