People.com Lifestyle Pets Animals Doing Yoga! Even in the wild, it's good to get into meditative poses By People Staff Published on September 29, 2010 08:05 PM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 11 NAMASTE Rex While it isn’t exactly the proper way to greet someone, this bear would definitely like to say hello. By stretching. Santra was photographed at the Ahtari Zoo in Finland doing her morning routine – which lasted at least 15 minutes. 02 of 11 LONGEVITY Rex She’s still going … 03 of 11 SEATED POSTURE Rex This ring tail lemur from Madagascar is out in the sun in order to raise its body temperature. Bikram yoga is so hot, even lemurs know about it. 04 of 11 OPEN UP Rex This young seal pup is working really hard on the triangle pose. 05 of 11 FORWARD BEND Rex Gotta extend that panda spine! 06 of 11 TREE POSE Splash News This elephant should have no problems pressing its feet firmly into the ground. It just has to remember to breathe – inhale, exhale. 07 of 11 CAT CURVE Rex This is a gentle pose that improves flexibility as well as self-awareness. 08 of 11 DOWNWARD DOG Rex This pooch prefers beachside yoga – it’s just that the ocean is so conveniently located. 09 of 11 LEG LIFTS Rex This is a posture from the unconventional polar bear school of yoga. 10 of 11 HEAD TO KNEE Rex Can we say flexible? 11 of 11 TIGER DOES COBRA Rex Not only does this stretch out the upper body, it relieves stress. Always a good thing when you’re a tiger.