25 Totally Zen Animals Doing Yoga

If you are guilty of swearing off the yoga trend, animals everywhere want you to know–there’s nothing to run from, in fact it’s really very fun.

Yoga feels great, it tones, strengthens and lengthens your muscles, and there are few better ways to get all of the cracks out of your back without the help of a friend. Plus, yoga helps you get in touch with the quieter side of your mind. It’s no secret that many yoga poses are imitated after animals, after all they know just how to stretch, shake, and wag, all while staying in relatively the same spot.

Cobra, cat and cow, birds of paradise, there are numerous yoga poses named after animals, and not just for the heck of it. Cat and cow, for instance, is literally imitating the movement of a cat followed by the movement of a cow.

Turns out animals everywhere are noticing yoga is modeled after their natural movements. These adorable creatures are now showing off how these posses are really done. Some dogs, cats, and even bears are so good at yoga they put the yogi-masters to shame! After all, who can do a downward facing ‘dog’ better than a canine?!?

Every time I bust out my yoga mat to use at home, my cats are all about it and it looks like my furry friends are not the only ones trying to get in on the yoga action.  Check out these hilarious photos of 25 animals caught doing yoga–and doing it really well!

Take a deep breath. That’s it. You’re about to experience 25 extremely zen photos of . Are you reading this in a relaxing voice? Good. Breathe in and breath out. Slowly click on the arrows one at a time because these are the most soothing pictures of animals and pets doing yoga that you’re ever going to see. Now, on the count of three, release the laughter because they’re also really funny. Did you find your center? Good. Now, we’re going to gently move on to some balance postures…