Conscious Cat Sunday: The Art of Relaxation, Feline Yogi Style

yoga cat mat pose

Guest post by Pippy

People often ask me “Pippy what is your secret for always being so relaxed and calm while running a yoga cat mat business and keeping your humans in line?” First of all, I am a cat and by nature we are relaxed and calm. For those of you of the human species, it will take a bit more work, but I am happy to share some of my secrets. I am after all a Feline Yogini and this is my area of expertise!

I practice yoga poses and breathing exercises several times throughout each day on my Yoga Cat Mat.

Pippy having dinner
I make time for tasty nutritious meals and do not distract myself while eating. This means no web surfing, watching t.v. or particiapting in mundane conversations like the state of the weather.

relaxing in the sun
Relaxing in a sun puddle is a must every single day.

Sphinx Pose
I often like to strike a pose and pretend I’m a spinx in ancient Egyptian times.  Fantasizing sparks my creative energy!

Cat fight
Terrorizing ( I mean playing) with the other cats in my household.

Cat Nap
Frequent naps throughout the day keep me alert and energetic during my waking hours. I can get more done in three hours than most people can in two days!

Bird watching
Last but not least I always take time to do something entertaining and fun. I love watching the birds outside my window and plotting how I might one day be able to go outside and eat them (I mean meet them!)

Meow and Namaste!



Pippy shares her life with Paige Guthrie Hodges, the author of the blog Feline Yogi and the creator of the Feline Yogi Yoga Mat for cats. She has been practicing yoga and living with cats for over two decades. She has worked and volunteered for several local Los Angeles-based cat welfare organizations. An advocate of Trap Neuter Return (TNR), she is passionate about ending the killing of healthy, treatable animals, and finding homes for all adoptable pets.

Photo ©Paige Guthrie Hodges, used with permission

7 Comments on Conscious Cat Sunday: The Art of Relaxation, Feline Yogi Style

  1. Feline Yogi
    June 24, 2013 at 12:36 am (8 years ago)

    Thank you Ms. Ingrid for featuring my article on your website today! Give my best to Ruby and Allegra. Meow and Namaste! ~ Love, Pippy

  2. Cynthia Southern
    June 23, 2013 at 5:28 pm (8 years ago)

    Princess and Queenie still love their yoga mat they won thru the Conscious Cat. Thanks again Pippy and Paige. 🙂

    • Ingrid
      June 23, 2013 at 5:42 pm (8 years ago)

      I’m so glad they’re enjoying the yoga mat, Cynthia.

  3. Nancy Blue Moon
    June 23, 2013 at 4:27 pm (8 years ago)

    Thank you Pippy..I need some help on how to relax!

    • Ingrid
      June 23, 2013 at 5:41 pm (8 years ago)

      I think we all fall short compared to our cats when it comes to relaxation, Nancy.

  4. Amelia Hughes
    June 23, 2013 at 6:50 am (8 years ago)

    We love Paige and Pippy…and Feline Yogi mats are a HUGE hit in our home! Hope to meet you at Blog Paws next year Ingrid. Have a wonderful Sunday!

    • Ingrid
      June 23, 2013 at 5:41 pm (8 years ago)

      I can’t believe I missed you at BlogPaws, Amelia – looking forward to next year!


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