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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!

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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.

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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.

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This is Constance, the Yoga Master. She must be a great teacher; she loves dogs!

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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.

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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…

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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!

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Constance lives very close by in a beautiful big house with a magic garden. It even has a little pond and Bee hives.

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It’s called the “House of Yoga” and has a special gate just for the Yoga classes.

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Sometimes they have Yoga lessons in the garden.

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Even the cat joins them…see, typical cat attitude!

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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!!)

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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??

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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)

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Constance is a pro, no way Veronica can to “Downward dog” like her!

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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!!

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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…

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..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…

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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!

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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!!

NAMASTE!

 

Thank you Constance for introducing me to the marvels of your Yoga world.

Constance Itin, learn more:

http://www.thehouseofyoga.ch

“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! 🙏

 

Need athletic wear, Lululemon:

http://lululemon.com

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