Monday, March 9, 2009

New Blog and MS Dog

Azoyizes' Blog

My blogs are going to be about Montana, my service dog. They will, for the most part, be about homemade dog food and treats that I make. I'm cooking for him because I feel that homemade is better than processed. I'm also having a great time finding healthy, easy recipes. I will also be blogging about homemade green cleaning products.

Azoyizes and MS

In January, I found out about an MS Yoga class that was available in my area. I signed up and began taking the class, and I'm so glad that I did. Most of the people in the class have MS, the others have some sort of limitation that precludes them from taking a regular Yoga class. Our instructor is 70, has taught Yoga for 40 years, and is just the sweetest woman you would want to meet and know.

Most of the exercises are done while sitting in a chair, although some of us get down on the floor for a couple of the exercises done toward the end of class, and for the relaxation portion. Montana loves the relaxation portion of the class. I lay down on a rug, and he lays as close to me as is physically possible with his head laying on my stomach. That, in itself, is comfort to both of us. Then, when it's time to get up off the floor, Montana stands close beside me on my left, still as can be, and I'm able to brace myself on him in order to stand up. Without him, I would either have to ask someone for help or not get down on the floor at all. It still amazes me that he adds so much independence for me. After class I feel great, much more loose and relaxed.


  1. Your dog is beautiful. I'm also a doggy person ( read my blog. I can talk all day about my dogs)
    Anyway, saw your story on Lisa's blog and thought I would say HI.

  2. Thanks so much, Cathy. I will be sure to read your blog. maryann

  3. I wish I could find a yoga class, or an exercise class geared towards people with MS. I would love to give it a try, and need to. If I don't don't start getting some exercise my heart is going to jump out and run away!