Does your human do yoga? Mine does, and boy is she terrible! She is not flexible and graceful like I am. I try helping her by rubbing up against her during poses like Downward Facing Dog and Pigeon, but she does not appreciate my help. Which is very dumb of her, since all cats are natural born yogis. And I don’t even have a mat to practice on — I’ve been doing all my poses on the rug and scratchers!
Well, all that changed a few days ago when I got an early birthday gift from my friend Pippy!
It’s my very own Yoga Cat Mat!
Do you kitties know Pippy? If you don’t, you really should meet her! She is a yoga master, which means she is even more experienced at yoga than most kitties! Look above — her Lioncat pose is amazing! Pippy is the head of the Feline Yogi company that makes Yoga Cat Mats like the one I received. She also has a blog, in which she enlightens kitties and humans alike!
Here she is doing no-legged loaf pose on one of her very own yoga mats.
That pose is harder than it looks — as you can see, my form needs work here! I’m glad I have this mat to practice on now! It is also great for scratching on, or relaxing or playing on. There is even a catnip-filled twine ball to help you reach higher planes of consciousness.
It is even fun for kitties who aren’t into the discipline of yoga.
And guess what? Pippy is offering a generous 20% discount on these awesome Yoga Cat Mats at her Etsy shop! Just go to the Feline Yogi Shop and use the code SPARKLE101 to get your discount. This discount is good until July 3, 2013.
Every cat should have his or her own Yoga Cat Mat! They make awesome gifts too!
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Feline Yogi says
A yoga mat for goats is an excellent idea! You should design one Priscilla. Would you call it Caprine Yogi?? ~~ Pippy the Feline Yogini
OMC!!! I simply MUST have a yoga mat! Mom tried yoga but doesn’t like it as much as Pilates. She goes to a class cuz she doesn’t really like exercising at home…just napping with me…heh…heh…paw pats, Savannah
Famous SpokesGoat Pricilla says
Wow! We goats do yoga all the time!
Maybe somebody needs to come up with yoga mats for goats.
The Poupounette Gang says
Your very own yoga mat? Now that’s what we call classy!
Emma and Buster says
Oh what a cute little yoga mat. Our mama keeps talking about taking yoga classes in like forever and she is too lazy to follow through. Maybe we should just teach her.
Baby Tali says
Miss Pippy is so cute..you are so lucky Sparkle..That Binga just loves to take over things doesn’t she? MOL
Team Tabby says
Pippy looks great on that pink yoga mat!
Mark's Mews says
You are gonna do GREAT yoga poses on that lovely mat.
BTW, a reply to your comment: Yeah, we DO keep TBT busy in the garden. I (Iza) watch him outdoors and point out problems he would like to ignore. Marley shows him where all the mole hills amd mousie exits are. Ayla watches from indoors mostly but from her windowsill, she she the flowers in ways he doesn’t and makes good sugestions
That yoga mat sure is great, Sparkle! We don’t know Pippy yet; we’ll go meet her, and tell her we’re your pals. 🙂
Humans could learn a lot if they watched our yoga more carefully.
Wow, your own Yogi/Yoga mat, how cool is that Sparkle! Love it! We need to get Neytiri one for her Yogalates!
Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101) says
Just don’t do downward dog ‘kay? Our mat is in the mail and can’t wait to have Yogini Odin test it.
Sweet Purrfections says
You mean we kitties are expected to exercise!!!
Sue Brandes says
What a great idea. A yoga mat for kitties. 😀
Colehaus Cats says
Your own mat is a wonderful idea! And a soothing color for you too. We’re rushing over to the shop to check it right this minute!
Sometimes cats and mats are not good, but that one looks like fun! I only tried yoga once, and I hurt my butt.
How nice! And the color is just right for you, Sparkle! (Sorry, Binga.)
Jobi and Fisher says
Yoga keeps passing through my head. I know it would be great for me…. I will definitely start watching the amazing Pippy for some good pointers. Oh, and you, too, Sparkle – now that you have your own mat. Namaste.
I must have my very own yoga mat to work with my human. She hates it when I lie upon hers when she is trying to do downward dog or cat/cow, both poses I find offensive. After all, why be a dog? And why combine cats with cows?
Our mommy has never done yoga even though we try to show her poses every day. That’s a cool kitty yoga mat though! We hope your human takes note of your poses on your new mat!
We think Pippy nailed that lion-cat pose!
Love Pippy’s expression in her photos….! What a lovely birthday gift Sparkle – isn’t it nice when you start getting prezzies ahead of time and in time and even after time? You’re a lucky girl and SOOOOOOOOOOO deserving!
Kitty Hugs, Sammy
That is an awesome yoga mat! My boys love yoga, too. I wish I were flexible as them!
Kitties Blue says
We love to help our mommy when she gets on the floor to do her P.T. exercises, so now she shuts herself in the guest room most of the time. The most fun is trying to grab the straw from her mouth that she uses for breathing. MOL. What a cutie Pippy is. Thanks for introducing us. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette
Oh how cute! I help MomKatt with her floorwork, too, but it just makes her giggle and pet me. MOL
Small Town Mommy says
Our cats enjoy doing yoga on their scratching loungers. I think they like being able to yoga and scratch at the same time.
Toby & Leia says
That mat looks really cool. Mom? Can we have one??
Laila and Minchie says
That yoga cat mat looks like it would be very comfy to do almost anything on.
Madi and Mom says
How Timely Sparkle mom was just on the floor last night (and she could hardly get up) doing some weird things. Of course the floor is my domain so I had to check it out and lo and behold out of no where came her right leg just missing my head…..lousy form indeed
Hugs Madi your BFFF
The Island Cats says
The mom wants to start doing yoga. Ha! We just wanna watch her try to get into all those funny positions. We’re the yoga masters around here…we think we need one of those mats!
Hannah and Lucy says
We are going to study Pippy’s yoga moves and Mum says if we are good and do them everyday she will get us a mat – now where are our sweat bands we’d better put them on before we start.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
Oh that Pippy is too cute. We sure will visit her blog and get some good yoga moves. TwoTwo will be very interested in that. That does look like such a nice Yoga mat. Take care.
The Kitties of Purring Pines says
Our mommy is terrible too! We can’t help her either … Wow! Who knew we had our own mats!