INSIDE: Our dogs can be much more than just the best friend that is happy to see us when we come home. There are so many ways to bond with your pup. Try these tips to help you enjoy a more spiritual life together.
Dogs have been by our side as we journeyed through life since the beginning of time. They have been loyal and true, always there to provide comfort and a sense of security.
But dogs are more than just furry friends; they are spiritual teachers, showing us how to connect with the divine in all things.
12 Ways to Enjoy Spirituality With Your Dog
A dog can teach us many things and when we engage them in our spiritual life, it can have a profound affect. Here are 12 tips for exploring spirituality with your dog...
Let Your Dog Enjoy the Power of Crystals
Crystals aren't just for people. Animals love soaking up their healing vibes too!
Place a large Rose Quartz crystal near your dog's bed so that he never feels lonely. Or put a Smoky Quartz stone (large enough that she won't choke on) near her water bowl to remove negative energy. You can strap a Tiger's Eye Keychain to her collar to help her feel confident and energized.
Any crystal will provide positive results for your pup. For example, an Amethyst Geode can help your dog feel calm and stress-free. For an enhanced bonding experience, you might want to switch out the stones you offer him so that you are both using the same type of crystal at the same time.
Go for Walks in Nature Together
Take time to connect with the natural world around you. Feel the fresh air fill your lungs and let the peace of the forest seep into your soul. Forest bathing is a great way to relax and de-stress, and it's even better when you do it with your furry friend by your side.
Search woods for animal totem messages, find a place to sit and meditate, or just enjoy the simple act of being together in nature. Just make sure to keep your pup from eating random mushrooms, because some of them can cause acid reflux and other health issues.
Do Some Yoga
Yoga is a great way to improve flexibility, strength, and balance. But it's also an excellent way to quiet the mind and connect with your inner self. And there's no reason your dog can't join in the fun!
There are plenty of yoga poses that are perfect for doing with your dog. Try downward-facing dog (of course), warrior II, or tree pose. Just be sure to modify the poses as needed to make them comfortable for both you and your pup.
Play Some Music
Music has the power to soothe the soul and raise our vibration. It's the perfect way to unwind after a long day or to get energized for a workout. And there's no reason your dog can't enjoy it too!
Whether you're jamming out to your favorite tunes or using music as a tool for meditation, playing music is a great way to connect with your dog on a deeper level.
Make Art Together
There's something about creating art that just feels good. It's a great way to express yourself and connect with your inner child. And it's even more fun when you do it with your furry friend!
Get some paints, clay, or whatever other supplies you need and get creating. There's no right or wrong way to do it, just have fun and see what happens.
Have a Picnic
Food always tastes better when you're outdoors. Have a picnic in your backyard, or take a blanket and some snacks to the park. It's the perfect opportunity to relax and bond with your dog.
Picnics are also a great opportunity to do some people-watching. Take some time to watch people and see if you can spot any dogs that look like they could be related to your furry friend.
There's something about looking up at the stars that makes us feel small in the best way possible. It's a great reminder of the vastness of the universe and the infinite possibilities that exist.
Take some time to go stargazing with your dog and marvel at the beauty of the night sky. See if you can spot constellations or make up your own stories about the stars.
Go For a Swim
Swimming is not only a great workout; it's also a great way to relax and connect with your dog. Splash around in the pool, lake, or ocean and enjoy the feeling of the water washing away your stress.
After a long day of swimming, you and your pup are sure to be exhausted. So, take some time to lay on the beach or by the pool and just soak up the sun.
Have a Conversation
Dogs are great listeners, so take some time to have a conversation with your furry friend. Tell him about your day, your hopes and dreams, or whatever else is on your mind. You might be surprised at how much they understand.
It may seem silly, but talking to your dog can be a great way to connect with them on a deeper level. It can also be a type of therapy for you. So, don't be afraid to have a conversation and see where it takes you.
Go For a Run
Running is a great way to get some exercise and clear your head. And it's even better when you do it with your dog by your side.
Whether you're running around the block or hitting the trails, spending time running with your dog is a great way to bond and connect with them on a deeper level. Plus, they make great running partners!
Any sport that includes lots of running, like airsoft, marathon, or football, is a perfect opportunity to train with your furry friend.
Hiking is a great way to explore the great outdoors with your dog. And it's a great mental experience for both of you.
Hit the trails and take in the fresh air. Be sure to bring plenty of water and snacks for you and your pup, and don't forget to pack a first aid kit just in case. You can go climb the hills and explore your spirituality with your dog by your side.
Camping is a great way to connect with nature and spend some quality time with your dog. And it's the perfect opportunity to bond with your furry friend!
Spend a few nights in the woods and go exploring during the day. Use this opportunity to connect with your dog and explore her natural instincts.
There are endless possibilities regarding spiritual things to do with your dog. So, get out there and explore the world with your furry friend by your side. And don't forget to have fun while you're doing it.
* Crystals and stones should not be used as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Please read our full disclosure notice here.
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