Hi I am new here and have only been doing yoga for a couple years, off and on. I am going to be doing it more now that I have extra time. I love yoga and how it makes me feel. Everything is so positive and i just feel great, but there is only one thing that makes it hard. Believe it or not it’s my pets. I LOVE animals they are my passion. I have 2 rescued dogs and a cat.
So this is normally how it goes on the mat. I start my asanas and they come to lay around me in shavasana. I get up to do sun salutation or whatever and they are in the way. Im stepping back into plank and they are in the way. Im coming down from a shoulderstand and they are in the way. And over and over. It makes it very hard to move around and I am scared to kick them or roll over one one. They are all there almost the whole time.
It is so weird because I used to do it with no problems and now it is like they are jealous or something. We just got our last dog about 2 weeks ago and i started helping her do some little stretches because she has some leg issues (this was apart from my yoga routine, so I don’t know how they would connect the two). But now they are all trying to join in when I try to stretch myself.
It sounds like a silly problem but I don’t know what to do. I don’t want to yell at them or repeatedly drag them off the map. I don’t think it would be fair to cage them and make them watch. Plus one in a barker.
Has anyone else had this happen?? Will they eventually get bored with it and leave me alone? Im not going to give up, but I was hoping someone had some advice or at least maybe some ideas why they would do this.