Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Speedoggie's Summer Seminar Series:

Four Paw Fusion Yoga® Seminar
Strength, Conditioning & Proprioception Disciplines For Canine Athletes
  • core strengthening
  • body awareness
  • injury prevention
  • mental stability (anxiety etc)
  • post surgery rehabilitation
  • active recovery
  • increased flexibility
  • overall body maintenance
  • confidence building
  • improved performance
  • impulse control
  • increased focus
  • much, much more
Four Paw Fusion Yoga® is a dog specific yoga technique developed by Chris Ott and Frankie Joiris consisting of physical and mental disciplines, postures and focusing exercises for attaining control of both the canine body and mind. 

The Four Paw Fusion Yoga® program was designed to easily guide dog/handler teams through specific canine yoga positions, targeting muscle groups used and injured most frequently by dogs in competitive sports. This program is perfect for all dogs regardless of size. Disciplines can be taught using molding, luring, mirroring and/or free-shaping. 

Developed in conjunction with world leaders in canine rehabilitation, muscle strengthening and core development, the Four Paw Fusion Yoga® Program blends customized canine yoga positions into routines and blending poses together to create smooth, flowing and completely holistic workouts. Four Paw Fusion Yoga® utilizes olfactory stimulation, harmonic resonance and therapeutic touch to create a complete state of relaxation for the very best exercise results. Exercise balls, peanuts, balance discs, etc can be added for teams that wish to increase the intensity of any part of the workout.

Some Other Amazing Benefits of Yoga (
Long-term yoga practitioners have reported musculoskeletal and mental health improvements. Regular yoga practice increases brain GABA levels and has been shown to improve mood and anxiety more than some other metabolically matched exercises, such as walking. Yoga is beneficial to those suffering from heart disease. Overall, studies of the effects of yoga on heart disease suggest that yoga may reduce high blood pressure, improve symptoms of heart failure, enhance cardiac rehabilitation, and lower cardiovascular risk factors. For chronic low back pain, Yoga has been found 30% more beneficial than usual care alone. A research group from Boston University School of Medicine also tested yoga’s effects on lower back pain. They reported a pain decreased by one third. Yoga participants also had a drop of 80% in pain medication use.
There has been an emergence of studies investigating yoga as a complementary intervention for cancer patients. Yoga is used for treatment of cancer patients to decrease depression, insomnia, pain, and fatigue and increase anxiety control. Researchers at Washington State University found yoga could help reduce the inflammation caused by cancer therapies. The researchers noted the yoga group reported less fatigue and better moods.Yoga is found to improve cognitive functions and reduce stress in conditions associated with cognitive deficits and stress-related relapse.

LOCATION: Pinelands Dog Training Center, Medford, NJ
DATE: Saturday, July 19, 2014
TIME: 2-4pm
Cost: $75

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