A few weeks ago, I asked a fellow blogger if she remembered the little book, 'Yoga for Cats'. I was looking through the drawer of the plan-chest that this computor sits on (the one which has one prizes for being the most untidy in the world) and - to my delight - found it again, after years of not having seen it.
It is only about 2 inches high, but is packed full of genuine yoga positions, albeit performed by the cat above, who sometimes shows signs of extreme effort, unlike the smug, beatific and effortless expressions on the faces of the posers in other photographic books on yoga. I also like the endearing and somewhat undignified attention to anatomical detail as shown in the picture immediately above.
When the grand-children were small - about 3 or 5 years old - Her Indoors would often practice these poses with them, sitting on rugs on the living room floor and consulting the little book. It was hilarious and charming at the same time, watching the kiddies bend and stretch. You can see how well-used the book is in the top photo.
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