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Could ‘cat meditation’ be the secret to stress relief?

Cat top view lying on parquet floor

Some people find meditation to be a great way to stay calm and mindful, but now the Blue Cross are encouraging people to get cats in on the mindfulness too. 

Working with mindfulness experts at the Mindfulness Project, the ‘Karma Kitties’ video class combines the principles of mindfulness classes with clips of rescue cats from the Blue Cross.

Through specific imagery and sounds of cats purring, playing, sleeping and snoozing, the guided class allows the viewer to focus on, and pay attention to, the sensations, thoughts and emotions evoked by the pets. A voiceover from the Mindfulness Project guides the viewer through the class, making it suitable for beginners as well as seasoned meditators.

The guided cat meditation class has been created by Blue Cross to help highlight the plight of rescue cats and show how connected our own wellbeing is with that of our pets.

Laura Boyle, Rehoming Centre Manager at Torbay Blue Cross, says “Mindfulness is becoming so popular and by pairing this trend with the potential therapeutic benefits of cat videos, there’s a good chance that Karma Kitties could be the ultimate stress-busting routine.”

“This year, we have seen so many kittens and cats come to our centres in need of a new home. Owning a rescue cat can bring enjoyment, happiness and fulfilment to both owner and pet so we hope this video will have benefits to both pets and people”

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