Cats are excellent yoga masters. They practice this ancient exercise on a daily basis. They stretch their torso, extend their arms, pull their upper body up or twist their body to achieve a level of precision that many people like us cannot compare to. [Also see Kittens Say Stretching is Hard Work]

Maybe the ancient yoga practitioners were inspired by their cats? It is highly probably since there are many shocking similarities between yoga and cat stretching poses. Check out the comparison pictures below and let me know what you think.

Flickr/myyogaonline Flickr/nagillum
Flickr/myyogaonline Flickr/Jezlyn26
Flickr/myyogaonline Flickr/Amy Groark
Flickr/YoGeek Mami Flickr/play4smee
Flickr/myyogaonline Flickr/sushipop

I know this isnt yoga, thought itd be nice to include it Flickr/End of Level Boss
Flickr/myyogaonline Flickr/shiilo75
discovery.com Flickr/dsb nola
Flickr/hisashi0822
cute white fat kitten yoga pose funny cat pic
Flickr/myyogaonline

Image via gcshoda