Last Updated on: March 13, 2016 by Ingrid King
I’m pretty sure cats are the original yoga masters. After all, who better to show us the importance of meditating, and keeping our mind and body flexible and strong? Yogi Cats explores the connection between yoga and cats with a combination of practical advice, quotes by famous yoga practitioners, and a healthy dose of feline wisdom. Accompanied by whimsical illustrations, this little book is a treasure.
Yoga and cats have always been a huge part of author Paige Hodges’ life. She has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years, and a few years ago, she combined her love of yoga and cats into founding her company, Feline Yogi, which offers yoga mats and toys for cats.
Filled with little gems like “calm your breathing with your feline companion, taking slow deep breaths with every purr” and “cats are nice but catty people aren’t,” the book is organized into seven sections: Breath and Body, Meditation, Demons Inside and Out, Perseverance and Discipline, Self-Discovery, God and Spirituality, and Happiness and Well-being.
The book also offers a 30-day yoga challenge to motivate you to begin a yoga practice or deepen your existing practice, complete with some words of encouragement from Pippy, the Feline Yogi, who even addresses the age old question asked by cats around the world: “Why is the downward facing dog pose not called downward facing cat pose?”
If you already have a yoga practice, this little book is a wonderful way to deepen it and include your feline companions. If you don’t have one, this book will motivate you to get started. But even if you don’t practice yoga, this book will offer inspurration and feline wisdom that applies to life in general, not just yoga.
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Yogi Cats is available from Amazon and everywhere books are sold.
If you’d like to purchase a yoga mat for your feline yogi, visit Feline Yogi’s Etsy shop!
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FTC disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, who is also sponsoring this giveaway. Receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.