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Dog yoga catching on

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Panting exercises in this yoga class are taken to a whole new level -- It's Doga -- a yoga class for dog lovers and their best friend.
 
Instructor Mahny Djahanguiri says the mix of massage, poses and chanting promotes a healthy life and can reduce anxiety for both owners and their dogs. "They're getting their yoga, their human yoga, while the dog feeds off their calm," Djahanguiri said.
 
Dogs can either take part in the stretching or act as a weight. "It's your yoga class with your dog and your dog helps you to find yourself," Djahanguiri said.

Niki Roe drove two hours with Mindy to find their nirvana. The dog behaviorist says the class can help tame problematic pets. "For your dog to listen to you, you need to be calm, and this is the best way to be calm with your dog," Roe said.
 
While it may take time for 'doga dogs' or 'dogginies' to settle down, it appears many share the human desire for inner peace.
 
Alphonso Van Marsh - CBS News

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