Sunday, 13 January 2019

All The Gear . . .

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     These days, if you are serious about your sports activities, be they mousing, napping, or yoga (yes, yoga is a sort in the feline world!) you just have to have the gear, be seen wearing it in all the right places–like the supermarket, or stretching all the right bits so they warm and flexible before you start.

     As Mrs H said I wasn't allowed to wear spandex as it would cut off my circulation and was unseemly for a princess, I decided to ask Santa for a yoga mat for my birthday instead. Imagine my surprise when on the big day, 25th December, I opened my presents and found a delightful yoga cum exercise and sports mat, delivered from my beloved Valentine of Noir Kitty Mews, in Portland. Clearly Santa had wisely elected to leave these things to Valentine, who is a master of style and interior design. Val had risen to the challenge, and hand picked the perfect mat, in a tuxedo design no less. What a thoughtful guy he is!

     In this weeks selfie you can see me limbering up before a practice session on my new mat.  This pose is called the LAP or Legs Akimbo Pose. MOL

     How do you guys limber up, and do you have a favourite pose you want to share with your fellow yoga masters?





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34 comments:

  1. I love your Yoga Mat. Wow Valentine spoils his princess doesn't he!!

    Happy Sunday Selfie Erin!

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    1. He sure does, and you did too, as that is the nip banana you got me :) More on that guy later . . .
      Purrs
      ERin

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  2. Wow, you are so flexible, Your Royal Highness!
    And you are quite right, too. A kitty has to keep fit - otherwise, how could We continue to run rings around the Humans (mol).

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    1. Yup, them rings don't come easy. . . . just think of all the calories we have to save by not running anywhere . . . well not unless theres a mouse or cream or nip involved MOL
      Purrs
      ERin

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  3. You are a cutie sweet Princess!

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    1. Thanks Brian, looking good is such hard work to train for ;)
      Purrs
      ERin

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  4. That is a lovely yoga mat from Valentine. I can see you are very serious about your warm up routine. The LAP looks very complicated.

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    1. Oh yes, it is so soft and comfy, almost too good if you know what I mean. LAP is ok once you get the hang of balancing and the akimbo bit. Not for the faint hearted MOL
      Purrs
      ERin

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  5. Oh Princess, what a great idea -- to use the mat not only for napping on but also for yoga exercises! I hadn't thought of that when I picked it out for you, but I'm so glad it is multipurpose! You are such a modern lady and trendsetting.

    That is nice of you to share your mat with your nip manner. My nanner usually hangs out on my work table. Mom keeps it off the floor so she and Dad don't trip on it and so the doggie doesn't maul it. Tee hee hee.

    Wishing you were here with me, dearest. Paw kisses. Your Prince, V -Valentine (& Kerry) of Noir Kitty Mews

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    1. You picked so well, and wisely my wooly bear. What more could a gal want but a yoga mat to exercise the stresses of the day away on, whilst at the same time enjoying the essence of her beloved in his gift. Purrfect.
      My nip nana is ontop of my desk, just to stop Mrs H doing unspeakable things to it with a vacuum cleaner!
      Purrs, smooches and cheek rubs from across the waves and land
      ERin
      XOX

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  6. That's so thoughtful from Valentine, that yoga mat is really pretty. Great LAP selfie ! Purrs

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    1. Thanks, Val sure did me proud, didn't he. LAP you can do anywhere, though caution is needed on sloping and or slippery surfaces, MOL
      Purrs
      ERin

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  7. That is a great mat. Your Prince Valentine is so romantic- and handsome. Very pretty selfie. XO

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    1. Thank you, he is a wonderful guy, and so athletic to think of my wellbeing by sending a mat.
      Lots of yoga purrs
      ERin

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  8. Hi Erin! What a great yoga mat from your special Valentine. He knows how to pick the purrfect gifts.

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    1. He sure does. I do need to get him something for his birthday, though not in spandex as that would really ruin his furs MOL
      Purrs
      ERin

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    1. Thank you, practice makes perfect, and boy do I practice, even Mrs H says I go to town on it ;)
      Purrs
      ERin

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  10. What a great yoga mat! You are very lucky to have that...some of us kitties who will not be mentioned by name (ahem, Zoey, Rolz, Mia, and Peanut) have been engaging in a territorial pee war...a yoga mat would be fair game for sure...thus the human not getting us one... Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang.

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    1. Oh no, that just wouldn't do at all. Maybe you need a no pee zone, and then have the mats purely for yoga and then roll them away again?
      Or maybe plastic covered mats like they have for senior cats and humans?
      Purrs
      ERin

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  11. Have a wonderful Sunday sweetie!

    Noodle and crew

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    1. Hi Noodle. Thanks, we shall try, but only once I have finished my next LAP session. After that I can chill out for the rest of the day, followed by a long nap and a large breakfast or indeed a long breakfast and a large nap :)
      Purrs
      ERin

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  12. Hee! Hee! Hee!!! Erin, you make me laugh out loud! I LOVE your selfie (and that you have a yoga mat!)
    Purrs
    Marv

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    1. Thanks, we like to make people have fun. I'm sure if you joined my yoga class we could have a swell time trying to get the best pose. Yes, if you haven't a yoga mat, do get one. They are great for not just yoga, but also to reserve spots on sofas sun loungers and queues at the sales !
      Purrs
      ERin

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  13. Excellent demonstration of the LAP, Erin! You're quite the yoga pro!

    And we love, love, love that yoga mat. What a terrific gift from Valentine!

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    1. Aww, thanks, that is very kind to say. It has been a struggle to learn such poses without a proper instructor, but with my new mat from my sweetheart, Val, I feel I can at least cogitate moves in style ;)
      Purrs
      ERin

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  14. BOL/MOL!!! Oh, you sure do have one thoughtful fella there Erin! I loves it! You are one lucky kitteh!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. I sure am, I mean what princess could ask for more? I have a loving prince, fire in the hearth a fridge of cream. OK so a jet and a tropical island were on the list, but I figure even Santa might have problems getting those down the chimney MOL
      Toodle pips and Airedale purrs
      ERin X

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  15. ERin; ya look gorgeouz ....az all wayz....we like ta chillax bee for any kinda exercize sew we due knot pull a muzle ora hamz string :) 50 minitz oh a good snooze helpz thiz !!! try it sum time ♥♥

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    1. Fifty, huh, sounds like I may have been under doing mine ;)
      Thanks for the tip, I think shall apply it retrospectively, so I'll see you in about . . . . . 6 months and 1 year from now ;)
      Purrs
      ERin

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  16. That's a very beautiful mat and a purrfect next-to-the-yoga-mat-pose, sweet Erin😺My favourite pose is the Savasana pose right after the pose you just did...MOL😺Pawkisses for a Happy Week ahead🐾😽💞

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    1. Thank you, I haven't quite mastered the Savasana pose, and still need some soft wool duvets around me to help balance. BUT I am good at the half savasana ;) MOL
      Purrs
      ERin

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  17. What a sweet gift! We think Valentine's sweet on you :)

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    1. I do hope so, he is rather dishy and I would think he would make a great fellow ruler at the palace. ;)
      Purrs
      ERin

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