Whenever I practice Tai Chi indoors my German shepherd dog lays down in my practice space a few feet of me to chew his Nylabone. I don’t know why but my dog has done this ever since he was a puppy. Is he doing this just to be next to me or is it done on purpose to bother me? As I begin my Tai Chi form the loud bone chewing begins.
As I slowly flow from one movement to the next, the loud bone chewing noises seem to fade away. After a few minutes into my form, when I am about to step into my next posture I realize there is a one hundred pound immovable dog at my feet. The video below called "The Misguided Monk" reminds me of me and my dog.
Does anyone else's dog or cat look for attention when they practice Yoga, Tai Chi or any other meditative form?