3/12/2009

"Just ask Jack"

On Wed., mom posted me in one of my favorite sleepy spots, the stair landing. My dear furiend, Ammy, of the Ao4, asked me about how I do that.

Well Ammy, I'm glad woo asked. Here's a little tutorial on how I use the walls and landing for my meditation practice. There's a bit of yoga involved....

Notice how this first position is a little like a "down-dog" done sideways... this gives my back a really good stretch and gets me me all lined up... (Dad says it looks like I'm flying)


Then-






Notice how my back feety-feets can now use the adjacent wall for leverage from this new position - not a spec of wasted movement! And oh, so relaxing. Don't worry, the humans will adjust and do some yoga of their own to step around woo without falling down the stairs, ha-roo roo!

If there's no handy stair landing, just adapt to whatever is around - here I am, demonstrating using the bottom stair and china cabinet in place of right-angled walls. This position has the added bonus of a paw rest, too!

I just love doing yoga around the house... have to keep in shape, ya know!

I hoped this helps, try it in your house today!

A-roos to yous,
Jack a-roo

14 comments:

Elyse K said...

Wow, Jack, I'm impressed! Those are some class A husky yoga poses.

Did woo know how fluffy and beautiful you are?

Hug,
Elyse

The Army of Four said...

Oh, Jack! That was so informative! Thank roo; what a great tutorial! I'll give it a try; Zim has some similar moves, so I think I'll be able to do it, with his help. We'll print out this blog post and follow along!
Love,
Ammy

The OP Pack said...

Thanks for the tips, we will have to try to get to the landing and test it out. Thunder is pretty good at doing something similar under Mom's desk in the kitchen.

Tail wags, the OP pack

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Hmmmm -

I might have to study this -

I've never done the wall/stair thingie -

Tank woo fur the furtorial!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Ozzie the OZmonster said...

Wow! That looks like it might be a little challenging. Thank you for the step by step explanation. I'm going to spend a little time each day practicing.I really like the one with the single paw on the stairs--very nice!

Ozzie

Tracey and Huffle said...

I have a lot to learn from you, Jack-a-Roo.

Huffle Mawson

sharkgila said...

Great tips! We're going to try them today. We hope we look half as cute as woo.

Wooo,
Togo

The Thundering Herd said...

Absolutely stunning work. We do some amazing sleeping positions, but the humans have banned us from the stairs because they say we are a safety hazard. Hrmph.

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I think I should try this. I just have to remember not to push off with my back feet, otherwise I might push myself down the stairs!!

Steve

tula said...

Hi Jack,
Oz mentioned your wootiful yoga techniques. You're very bendy!

thanks for the tips!

kisses, tula

Amy and the Huskies said...

We are impressed with your yoga skills Jack! We lay like that and didn't know we were doing yoga! Now we have to practice our positions!

Holly said...

Highly impressive Jack!!! I will be sure to work on those moves!

Holly

Team Husky said...

Haroo Jack

We just LOVED yur post!

Thank woo for the lovely words on our blog about the puppies eyes, we think yur Mom is right!

I haven't seen the pics of Dodge on SiberMal! Can woo peemail us a link?

Woo Woos
Prince

Julie said...

I especially liked the last photo: "Death trap at the bottom of the stairs."