02/27/2015 – Morning Yoga with Tessa

Morning Yoga with Tessa - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Morning Yoga with Tessa – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Now that I’m back to enjoying the entire house again after a slight hiatus in which my nickname became Ms. Pee Queen, I’ve found my muscles aren’t as flexible as they used to be. In resuming all this traipsing up and down the stairs, leaping onto tables and countertops, scrambling out of Patrol Sergeant Zuzu’s sight, and figuring out how to open the refrigerator (or at the very least, the treat cupboard), I somewhat begrudgingly decided to try morning yoga to help stretch my limbs for my active day ahead.

The Downward Staring Pose - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

The Downward Staring Pose – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

This is my Downward Staring at Toy Whilst Ignoring TV Remote Pose. This is harder than it might look. Given how much I’ve come to love watching the AMC channel for its quirky shows and classic, uncut movies, I’d suggest this pose only for the most highly advanced yoga participants.

The Sideways Tongue Out Pose - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

The Sideways Tongue Out Pose – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

My Sideways Snide Look with Tongue Exposed Pose is one I highly recommend for households containing “I’m Better Than You” siblings. You wouldn’t believe how often I’ve used this pose. An intermediate position, you’ll need to build up those tongue muscles before putting into play, and once you do, let ‘er rip at whomever, moms and dads included. They’ll be proud of you!

The Staring At You Pose - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

The Staring At You Pose – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Mom: Your what pose? You’re telling our friends to practice sticking their tongues out at their moms and dads??

“It’s a yoga thing, mom. Somewhat controversial in some circles, but proven to be very beneficial. I wouldn’t expect you to understand. So don’t worry your pretty little head.”

*whispers* This is my Staring At You Pose, the one I perfected at ten weeks old. It’s a slight deviation from the I’m Terribly Cute and You’re Feeling All Melty Pose. This is considered a safe position and usually defuses any questionable questions. It’s also quite comfortable…

The Staring and Talking Pose - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

The Staring and Talking Pose – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

… which is a good thing because she’ll be leaving any minute now …um, any minute. If your mom or dad doesn’t leave or *shudders* has more questions, just hold the Staring At You Pose. Hold it for as long as it takes…

The Criss-Cross Paws I'm Ignoring You Pose - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

The Criss-Cross Paws I’m Ignoring You Pose – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Well, that was fun. No need to tell you how long mom stood there as if waiting for me to answer her question. And while I could have remained in position for as long as it took, days perhaps, my muscles were ready for action so I decided to move into my tried and true I’m Ignoring You position with the added bonus of my trademark criss-cross paws. And that gets them every time.

18 responses to “02/27/2015 – Morning Yoga with Tessa

  1. We must thank you for all your work on your Morning Yoga Programme Tessa and hope all your sisters and brothers have been joining in with you.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  2. That’s quite a routine, Tessa! I learned a lot from you! Guess someday you’ll tell the ‘Pee Queen’ story.

  3. Indeed that is quite a routine and off now to practice my DOGA. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. tessa…we will knead sum snax bee for tryin thiz werk outz ..speekin of, want we shuld send ewe R werld fame mouz tipz & trix for gettin inta de big box in de kitshun !!! 🙂 oh kay…we will !!

    heerz two a popeye catalufa kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

  5. Tessa we will have to try some of these routines and see how they work on our Mom!

  6. Excellent technique instruction. Especially the criss cross… gets Mom every time.

  7. You are quite skilled at Yoga, Tessa! We will have to give these moves a try.

  8. You are a true yoga master, Tessa! And the tongue sticking out pose – that’s said in many circles to keep you youthful!

  9. You’re really good at yoga, Tessa. And we’re glad you’re not the Pee Queen anymore. 🙂

  10. We loves this workout, but mom looks really funny trying to do it with us!

  11. I are addin dese poses to my rootine!

  12. Mommy envies your flexibility and range! Also, the fact that you stick out your tongue…

  13. Wow those are some cool moves, will have to try some. Skipper

  14. The Swiss Cats

    You’re a great yoga teacher, Tessa ! And we’re glad you lost your title of Pee Queen ! Purrs

  15. Tessa, I have truly learnt so much from you!! Thank you for the master … errr … mistress-class! MOL

  16. You’re very good at yoga! You should make a youtube video!
    Lola and Lexy

  17. We can see you are a true Yogi, Tessa! Thanks for the great demonstration. 🙂

    Hooray for not being the Pee Queen anymore!

  18. It is impawtent to keep those tongue muscles in prime working order for giving raspberries to your fursibs or retrieving a piece of stinky goodness that has somehow become plastered to your nose. We need to practice that staring pose. We can think of many good uses for it. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo