Animals Doing Yoga!

Even in the wild, it's good to get into meditative poses

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NAMASTE

NAMASTE
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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.

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LONGEVITY

LONGEVITY
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She’s still going …

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SEATED POSTURE

SEATED POSTURE
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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.

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OPEN UP

OPEN UP
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This young seal pup is working really hard on the triangle pose.

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FORWARD BEND

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Gotta extend that panda spine!

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TREE POSE

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This elephant should have no problems pressing its feet firmly into the ground. It just has to remember to breathe – inhale, exhale.

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CAT CURVE

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This is a gentle pose that improves flexibility as well as self-awareness.

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DOWNWARD DOG

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This pooch prefers beachside yoga – it’s just that the ocean is so conveniently located.

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LEG LIFTS

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This is a posture from the unconventional polar bear school of yoga.

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HEAD TO KNEE

HEAD TO KNEE
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Can we say flexible?

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TIGER DOES COBRA

TIGER DOES COBRA
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Not only does this stretch out the upper body, it relieves stress. Always a good thing when you’re a tiger.

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