Seeing yoga-enthusiasts engage in limb-bending feats of strength and balance sometimes make the practice look easy. But any novice who has tried it out can tell you that it's really very difficult, and you might end up a sweaty, embarrassed heap lying on the floor. That is what is so dispiriting about seeing Panchino, the yogi-dog, doing his yoga, or perhaps 'doga,' poses with such ease. His owner is an Italian-speaking yoga-instructor, so one can understand where he has learned all of his skills.
Panchino follows his owner perfectly, transitioning from (appropriately) down-dog, to child's pose, to cobra. His ability to mimic exactly what his owner does is really something, and though it goes without saying, adorable.
The video has crossed 650,000 views on YouTube since last week, with viewers loving not only the tiny chihuahua, but also his owner. Some compared the man's looks to those of Ryan Gosling, while another said "super cute and amazing." An amateur chihuahua-biologist rang in with this take, "I think this is a chihuahua thing, I know someone with a half chihuahua that does some yoga." Perhaps Panchino's owner can work on some new poses, and pass the knowledge along to his little companion. He seems to have mastered the basics at least.