The Lowdown On Cat Yoga
Recently, I've noticed some cat-related headlines in this vein: "I Tried Yoga With Cats," and "Cat Yoga: New Fitness Trend!" Thinking to myself: a) how the hell are people getting cats to participate in yoga?! and b) I must know more!
I clicked on every link I could find about the new trend, like the clickbait sucker that I am. Upon further inspection, it turns out that the newest exercise craze is just yoga in the vicinity of cats. More specifically, yoga classes in cat cafes. Since cat cafes have made their way across the nation, they are now incorporating "cat yoga." Which is really cool in itself, but I wish those pesky headline writers weren't so damn good at their jobs.
Hungry for more, I fell deeper down the rabbit hole and eventually stumbled upon this guy, who started ACTUALLY doing yoga with his cats long before a cat cafe was even a thing (well, in the US, at least).
His cats must be the chillest cats in the world. He does not seem scared of having his eyeballs clawed out. He lifts his cats into "Purrior Pose" with ease. Weirdly, the cats relax into his grasp like little rag dolls.
Here's another one where he's using his cats as weights, and they seem to be totally cool with it:
Have any of you tried yoga with your cats? I'd imagine that unless your cats are literally obsessed with you like this guy's, it'd be kind of hard to get more than 1 lift out of them.
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