Pet Stretches

While we humans often sit at our desks or in cars for long hours, letting our muscles tighten and constrict, our friends in the animal kingdom stretch naturally all the time. Let's learn from them and consciously take the time to do what should come so naturally, Please send in a photo of your pet or other animals stretching, to Yoga Enterprises, Inc., 2857 Paradise Rd. #1904, Las Vegas, NV 89109, and we will post it here. If you request, we will return your photo after scanning it.

Max stretches up to look for deer. Photo taken in Montana.

We all know this stretch - the YAWN!
Willow wakes up from a cat nap and does what comes naturally.


A collection of cat stretch photos from Wendy Christensen

Visit Wendy's site to order a custom painting of your pet stretching! These photos copyright 2001, Wendy Christensen, all rights reserved.

Siddha does a "downwards dog" stretch on a yoga mat at the 1999 Yoga Journal convention in Estes Park, CO. Owners: M.L. McCollum & D. Dunbar.

A visitor sent in this photo of his cat, demonstrating that many household furnishings and items can be used as props for stretching!

Morning Stretch by "Cee" Gull, taken at Morro bay, CA. (photo by Bill Stevens, Stockton, CA)

Carol's kitten, Willow, stretches to play with her favorite toy.

Uncle Frank's photos of Willow stretching.

A barn swallow feeds her hungry babies, beaks stretched wide. (photo by Bill Stevens, Stockton, CA)

"Abbie Hoffman" stretches a front leg, then a back leg. (Don't forget to do the right side, Abbie!) Owner: Naomi Freedman Serviss

Ralphie demonstrates the canine version of Bed Top Yoga!

Apricot stretches up into "Tall Mountain" pose.

Cyrus does a modified "downwards dog" stretch. Owner: Zoe Johnson.


Carol Dickman has an extensive background as a certified instructor of Bikram Yoga, a professional level Kripalu Yoga teacher, an instructor of Yoga of the Heart® and Zumba.

She has taught yoga, stretch and meditation at NBC corporate headquarters, Canyon Ranch, The White House Athletic Center, AARP® and for New York City's 50 + Expo.

Her appearances on numerous radio and television programs include the TODAY Show, CNN, Fox News, TNN and The Home Shopping Network.