Americans are wild about pets. Nearly 70 percent of American households include a pet of some type, be it a dog, cat, fish, reptile, bird, horse, rodent, or some type of furry mammal. The most popular pets are canines and felines, with approximately 70 to 80 million dogs and 74 to 96 million cats residing in American homes. That’s a whole lot of fur!
So why do people have pets? The reasons are varied, including companionship, enjoyment, stress relief, unconditional loyalty, fun, assistance, and exercise. Whatever the reason, for many of us (including myself), that pet becomes an integral part of our lives and family, and the bond becomes unbreakable.
Last month, Sarah Lynn wrote about achieving mind-body wholeness through yoga. While my own yoga practice has ebbed and flowed over the years, yoga continues to be something I lovingly turn to when I’m feeling out of balance, stressed, or simply stiff. When asked to write this week’s article, I was inspired to connect yoga’s potential for emotional and spiritual transformation with the celebration of WRAP’s 20th birthday that I wrote about last week.
One of my first yoga teachers was a man named John. In many ways, I credit John for my lasting love of yoga. In addition to being a superb teacher, he always reminded the class to connect our yoga with our daily life by setting an intention for our practice.
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