Friday, August 30, 2013

A Very Impawtant Announcement!

I must take a few moments away from my yoga intensive blogging break to make this very impawtant announcement: It's my sistah Nalle's Birthday! Happy Birthday to my very pretty little sistah! Nalle is three years old today, but she still thinks she's a babypup! Me-Ommmmmmm

Me and my sistah
Brother Apollo and Nalle

Nalle trying to be a kitty

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Waning Moon, A Time to Rest

Me-Ommmmm! Tonight is a Full Blue Moon! With this rare occurrence, Mama and I have decided that it was time to take a short break from the blogosphere (Mama has four blogs to manage!). The Waning Moon is a time to rest, but rest is also an activity in itself, so I will of course be keeping up on my yoga and zen mediation practice! If you need assistance with your yoga practice while I am away, you can purchase my book or eBook. A portion of the proceed will also go towards animal rescue! Me-Ommmmm

Me and Apollo in a focused mind-melding meditation!

Activity and rest are two vital aspects of life. To find a balance in them is a skill in itself. Wisdom is knowing when to have rest, when to have activity, and how much of each to have. Finding them in each other – activity in rest and rest in activity – is the ultimate freedom.
- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Friday, August 16, 2013

Bad Poetry Contest...with Prizes!

Me practicing yoga on the dog bed
There once was a pretty yogicat
Who sat on a bed instead of a mat
She's a most beautiful kitty too
You wouldn't know she's older than two
And she's a little rotund not fat

Me-Ommmmm! I am excited to announce that my brotherpup Ku at Haiku by Ku and his buddy Oz the Terrier are co-hosting the Bad Poetry Contest in honor of Bad Poetry Day which is this Sunday August 18th. All you have to do is write some bad poetry on your blog and then submit the link at either Ku or Oz' blogs by midnight Sunday. Good luck and Me-Ommmmmmm

For Contest Guidelines and Prizes, click here!

For information on Poetry Styles, click here!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Thankful for Modern Technology

The ease of technology gives me all the
time in the world to focus on my yoga
practice. Me-Ommmmm
Me-Ommmmm! Modern technology provides wonderful opportunities for us animals to reach out to the world. I am thankful for being able to blog and meet so many blog furriends! I'm also thankful that I could self-publish my book, and have now make it available as an eBook for only 99 cents. You can order it or a tangible copy through: Amazon
Thank you modern technology! Oh, and Mama for doing all the work for me! Me-Ommmmm

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Practicing Non-violence: Ahimsa

Me practicing Ahimsa with brother Apollo even though
he buggies me sometimes.

There has been much in the news about animal cruelty lately. May we all send out loving prayers for all suffering animals and for the humans that they may see the light of practicing the first part of the first limb of yoga: Ahimsa (non-violence). Me-Ommmmm
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.
I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.
- Gandhi

Friday, August 9, 2013

Help Support Animal Rescue!

One of the most powerful things a yogi can do is practice Karma Yoga, that is, to be of service and helpful to others, especially those in need. My brother Kuruk has published his book telling the story of his rescue from a large puppy mill in Alaska and of his healing journey. Here is what he says in his blog post:

Wooooohoooooowooooowoooooooo! I’m so very excited and thankful to announce that my book, Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could, is published and available for purchase. In about a week it will be available at both Amazon and Barnes & Noble, but until then you can order it through Create Space or by clicking the picture of my book cover!
The purpose of my book about the story of my rescue is to raise awareness about puppy mills and animal abuse, and to raise money to donate to rescue groups for all animals: pups, kitties, horses, chickens… I will announce donations on this blog as they are made.
My book is not too long, includes some haiku, and it is written suitably for the reading pleasure of both children and adults. Please help support our cause!
Feel free to re-blog and help spread the word. All is greatly appreciated!
Thank yooowooowoooooo! Ku of Haiku by Ku
You can also support rescues by purchasing my most inspiring and educational yoga book: Daily Yoga for a Happy and Healthy Cat. 
Thank you and Me-Ommmmm!
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that 
life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.  
- Rabindranath Tagore

Thursday, August 8, 2013

World Cat Day!

Me-Ommmmm, Me-Ommmmm, Me-Ommmmm! I am so thankful to learn that we felines are getting the divine recognition we deserve! Today is World Cat Day! I think that means all creatures are supposed to be more like us most yogic and zen cats today! Me-Ommmmm!

Me teaching sistah Nalle how to be more cat-like with meditation!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Eternal Gratitude!

Me-Ommmmm! I'd like to give eternal thanks to handsome kitty Cody over at Cat Chat for writing a pawesome review of my book: Daily Yoga for a Happy and Healthy Cat! Apaws and Purrrrrs to you sweet Cody! Me-Ommmmm

Click pic to read the pawesome book review!

Cody says: For kitties out there that might be experiencing more than their share of stress and for those like me, that are more of the laid-back type, this book is right up your alley! ... I suggest you light some incense, grab a sunpuddle or go to your favorite cozy spot, grab a snuggly blanket and you are all set to put some of the moves that are shown in this book into practice!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Guest Post by Brother Apollo, The Little Lion Man

Me wooking fowlown wifout
my Dinnermintz.
Hewwooo efurrybuddy! Dis iz Apowwo, Zoweee's widdow bruder. I am vewy handsum bwooo eyes and I have a wion's mane so dat makes me a widdow wion man.  Zoweee iz so kind to wet me bwog today becuz I want to wite about my boootifow wuv, Miss Dinnermintz. Wee just started dis wunderfow wewayshunship, but she iz da wuv of my wife!

My sweet Dinnermintz caws me her Womeo, so I wood wikes to 
send her sum poetwee inspywerd by Wiwyum Shakespeer:

I wood sing yooo sonnets fwum bewow
youw bawconee my Dinnermintz.
Did my heart wuv tilw now? 
Forswear it, site! 
For I ne'er saw twoo boooty 
tilw wast Turrzday.

Shall I compaw dee to a summaw's day? 
Thou art mow wuvwee and mow tempawit: 
Wuff winds do shake the dawling buds of May, 
And summaw's wease hath alw too showt a date: 
Sometime too hot da eye of heaven shines, 
And often is his gowd compwekshun dimm'd; 
And every faiw from faiw sometime declines, 
By chance or natchuwe's changing course untwimm'd; 
But dy etawnal summaw shalw not fade 
No wose possesshun of that faiw dou owest; 
No shalw Death bwag dou wander'st in his shade, 
When in etawnal lines to time dou growest: 
So wong as kittees can breathe or catseyes can see, 
So wong lives dis, and dis gives life to dee Dinnermintz

Me sunbading in da gawden dweeming
of my sweet Dinnermintz. See da aviary
in da back furr endwess birdies
My Dinnermintz eyes are noting wikes da grass; 
The medow is far wess emerwold than her stunning stare; 
If snow be white, why den her tootsies are purwew; 
If hairs be wires, da softest furr gwows on her body. 
I have seen woses damask’d, oweng and white, 
But mow bootifow woses see I in her cheeks; 
And in alw pawfumes is dere wess dewite 
Den in the sweet bweath of Dinnermintz. 
I'd wuv to hear her speak, yet well I know 
Dat her meow wilw be a much pweezing sound; 
I grant I never saw a goddess go; 
Untiw I saw my mistress in her gawden gwound: 
   And yet, by heaven, I tink my wuv mow gwand
   As any to be fownd acwoss da wand. 

Me giving sexee wion wook furr my Dinnermintz!

Good nite, good nite! Pawting is such sweet sowwow, 

Dat I shall say good nite till it be mowwow. Meow, Meow

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Saturday Asana: Viparita Karani Asana

Viparita Karani Asana means "inverted doing posture." It is often also called "legs up pose." Humans often need to put their two legs up the wall, but felines, pups, and other more evolved animals can put all four legs up without the assistance of a wall as I have demonstrated here:

Take some nice deep breaths, close your eyes, and relax into the pose.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Guest Post by Brother Apollo!

Brother Apollo has ask to take over my blog and brother Ku's blog to make a very important announcement! Me-Ommmmm...

Me handsum bwooo eyes!
Hewwoooo evwybuddy. Dis is Zoweee’s widdow bwuder Apowwo. I’m not going to tawk about dis or dat. But I am vewy happy to announce dat I hav a girwowfurrwend! Her name is Dinnerminz and she is vewy pwitty! Ku an Mama saw her dating pwofile Lookinz Fur Love, and dey tot we wood be a good match! We do have evwyting in common.

My boootifowl and sweet Dinnerminz!
I hav had many hooman girwowfwends. Dey all swoon over my handsum bwoo eyes! But boootiful Dinnerminz is my first kitty girwowfurrwend! I am so happy! Meow, meow! We bowf enjoy sunbading and watching birdies. How cooowow is dat! Evendoo dis is a wong distins wewashunship I tink we can make it work. Dinnerminz is an independent girwow and I am a Mama’s boy so it shoowd work vewy well. Meow, meow!