Veronica has a new “hobby”, Yoga! Yes Yoga!! She tells everyone she wants to stay fit, flexible, reinforce her bones, live long and healthy.
Yeah, sure… I don’t believe a word of it. I’ll tell you why; it’s because of Lululemon!
Lululemon is an athletic apparel brand. She discovered it in the US and now ALL her dog wear is Lululemon. “It’s very comfortable” so she says, (lame explanation; she loves the design!)
One day she bought some specific Yoga wear, and a Yoga mat. Probably because she thought they looked cool, and Yoga is trendy.
Veronica, who considers herself quite fit, took a few private lessons. Reality hit her hard!! I heard her tell everyone; “OMG!! Yoga is exhausting”. What did she expect? A few simple movements on a mat??
The lessons became fewer, the official justification was that she travelled too much. I suspect laziness.
However one day, for some obscure reason, she announced proudly to her family and friends; “I’m taking up Yoga again”. She even bought the season package.
I think it’s because she want’s Dennis to exercise too…on his bike.
This is Constance, the Yoga Master. She must be a great teacher; she loves dogs!
Akash was Constance’s dog, sadly he had to leave for Fairyland not long ago. He was very sweet and so gentle, he even did a little Yoga. Lego was his friend.
She has two cats. Me, I don’t care much about those. They have enough sense not to come into our garden. So we haven’t been properly introduced.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t dislike cats per se. Oh no, they can surely be charming…at times…
Veronica loves cats, she even had a cat, Yaourt. He’s in Fairyland with Lego. He was cute, sure, but look at that; taking up half of Lego’s bed, really? Who does he think he is? King of the house?
Cats have all these privileges: They can walk wherever they want, us dogs have to stay on a leash and behind fences. They’re allowed up on beds, chairs, sofas, the works.
When I meet a cat on our walks in the neighbourhood, it sits down, and stairs at me. Giving me the “Yes, can I help you?” look. The superior, provocative “I own the world”, kind of look.
Cats…charming? On second thought, I don’t really see it!
Constance lives very close by in a beautiful big house with a magic garden. It even has a little pond and Bee hives.
It’s called the “House of Yoga” and has a special gate just for the Yoga classes.
Sometimes they have Yoga lessons in the garden.
Even the cat joins them…see, typical cat attitude!
Every Monday morning Veronica, dutifully, goes to her Yoga class. I wait by the door. (I don’t appreciate her leaving without me!! This is usually our Big walk time!!)
Sometimes I hang out in the Garden, looking for her. Waiting impatiently. I feel quite offended she replaced our walks with her new “hobby”
Suddenly walking with me isn’t enough?? Does she really care for Yoga? Is this new trend going to last??
The other day a small miracle happened; I was invited to a lesson!! Yes me, Felicia von Der Andreashöhe!! Now I’ll see what it’s all about!
(It was a private lesson mind you)
Constance is a pro, no way Veronica can to “Downward dog” like her!
Veronica told Dennis, and the children and her friends, she has an excuse. She’s much older then all other members in their group.
I have news for you Veronica. Apparently there is this super old Lady who’s a real Yoga champion!!
Age is no excuse in the Yoga world!!
I got my own Yoga mat. C’mon, that’s very easy! Bet you I could do all the Yoga poses. I’m a near Agility champion, remember?
I could be a pro too…
..only I don’t really have the right “Yoga Spirit” right now. Everyone knows that you have to feel your soul at peace in order to achieve the more complex postures.
I’ll take a rain check on that one…
I pains me to admit it, but Veronica looked happy! Yes she really enjoyed the lesson. Unbelievable!
Constance; she’s the best, not only does she love dogs, but she made Veronica actually love Yoga!!! And I tell you what; that’s quite the achievement!!
She’s a great teacher!
With all this Yoga zen spirited atmosphere around me, honesty seems in order: we do go for a long walk after her lesson…she does NOT neglect me..at all…I just felt left out!
Yoga? Yeah it’s cool. Personally, what I prefer is the SAVASANA! It’s my specialty! I could even be a champion, I mean just look at me!!
Thank you Constance for introducing me to the marvels of your Yoga world.
Constance Itin, learn more:
“Always a great pleasure to read you! Thank you for your tribute to Akash, we all got very emotional reading it😢
It was a great pleasure to have you and Felicia! 🙏“
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