A lot of cat yoga posts are about “what cats look like and how they move.”
But this one is a bit different.
“You’re not a dog.
You’re a cat,” yoga instructor and blogger Anna DePauw writes in the post, which is titled, “How to get the most out of cat poses.”
The post has received more than 20,000 hits since it was published Sunday.
DePouw is an accomplished cat yoga teacher who teaches cat yoga in New York City and elsewhere.
Here’s a quick breakdown of the poses.
cat yoga pose cat sit down cat sit forward cat up cat down cat down in the open cat sit up cat sit backwards cat sit backward cat sit back Cat sit down Cat sit forward Cat up cat up Cat down Cat down in a closed cage Cat sit up Cat sit backwards Cat sit backCat sit forwardCat sit backwardsCat sit upCat sit backwardCat sit backIn the video, DePuw tells the story of a woman who was visiting her husband’s family in Hawaii when she spotted a cat sitting on a rug and trying to get a better look at it.
DePoews husband, an accomplished yoga teacher, thought she was being silly, so he gave the cat a gentle “thank you” and placed it back in the corner.
He also offered the cat some food and some kitty litter.
“The cat looked like it was happy,” DePuews husband said in the video.
“He sat up straight, and he sat up sideways, and then he sat down again, and that was it.”
DePuew also writes that the cat was in good spirits after the experience.
“It looked so relaxed,” she wrote.
“It just sat there and looked at me.”
DePoew said he plans to return to cat yoga classes next year.
“This is my fourth time I’ve been to Cat Yoga in New Zealand and I really enjoy it,” he said.
“I have an open mind and it’s a lot of fun.
I also like the whole ‘touching your cat’ thing.
I think it’s very important.”
De Poew said the cat yoga instructor is a good fit for his practice because of his training background.
“My husband has a lot in common with him and has worked with him for many years,” he wrote.
“I would recommend him to anyone looking to get into cat yoga and is an experienced cat yoga practitioner who is also very good at teaching the poses.”
De Puew’s cat yoga video has garnered more than 10,000 views.