This Man Does Yoga With His Chihuahua [VIDEOS]
A Chihuahua with an affinity for yoga has proven that downward-facing dog is no longer just for humans.
The Italian pooch, whose name is Pancho, smoothly transitions from sphinx pose to cobra, performing neck stretches with focus and concentration.
And when instructed by his yoga teacher owner, Niccolo Bello, to 'widen your ears,' the Chihuahua follows instructions and does just that.
But in the U.S., classes of doga - yoga with dogs - are increasing in number and popularity.
Doga, which combines massage and meditation with gentle stretching for dogs and their owners, often uses traditional sun salutations aimed at improving digestion and heart function.
'Doga is a partner yoga class that people do with their dogs,' Kari Harendorf, owner of East Yoga in New York City, told The Bark.