Yoga Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

Yoga is an increasing physical and spiritual practice that helps people stay in shape and build a more spiritual life by connecting with themselves and realizing stress. It is not related to any religion, and its principle is to connect with our inner self through mindfulness and breathing, as well as respecting everything that is. If you are leaning towards a spiritual life and love practicing yoga or would like to start, maybe this is a the theme to consider as you choose a name for the new dog in your life. You probably see your pet as a source of inspiration and endless love, and a yoga name can express just that. 

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Yoga Inspired Dog Name Considerations

Yoga, although it can be difficult, is a peaceful practice that aims to connect us with our inner self and to diminish daily life stress. It is focused on breathing and on moving our bodies consciously. It starts from the believe that everything, animate and inanimate, is energy and that it should be respected. People who practice yoga are more often than not, very calm, kind, mindful, and spiritual. So, dogs that have angelic appearances and sweet personalities may be suited to a yoga name.

It is safe to say that yoga inspired names would be best suited for calm, gentle dogs that have a sweet, graceful personality. Super loyal and sweet dogs like the Labrador and the Golden Retriever, with their angelic faces, are a perfect fit for a yoga inspired name. Also, very intelligent and wise dogs like the Akita would carry a yoga name quite well, particularly because of their deep gaze. This is a great name inspiration for slender looking dogs, as yogis are usually slim and graceful. Dogs like the Azawakh, Irish Setter, Ibizan Hound, and the Saluki, with their lengthy extremities, slender bodies, and graceful walking, are great candidates for a yoga inspired name. 

Male Yoga Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Satsag
Means selfless service
5
Japa
The recitation of a word or mantra
5
Mudra
A symbolic hand gesture
4
Ajna
The third eye chakra, the intuition
4
Deva
Male divine energy
4
Sahy
Masculine for yogi
4
Sivananda
Sivananda Yoga is a slow practice that focuses on well-being
4
Vishnu
Hindu god of preservation
3
Dashan
Means spiritual vision, seeing and being seen as divine
3
Om
The sound of the universe; it symbolizes the ultimate reality
3
Satnam
Truth as the highest identity
3
Tathasthu
Means so it is
2
Ahimsa
The absence of violence and the conscious consideration and love
2
Avatar
An embodiment of the divine
1
Baba
An affectionate name for a spiritual teacher
1
Bhakti
Means love toward the divine
1
Jivamukti
It means liberation while living, Jivamukti yoga is a limit-pushing practice that reintegrates yoga's spiritual elements
1
Shiva
Hindu god of transformation
1
So Hum
A mantra meaning I am that, which refers to all creation
0
Ganesha
The Hindu elephant dog, he is the remover of obstacles
0
Garuda
Hindu god of strength and service
0
Kundalini
A primal energy that's coiled at the base of the spin, when activated it leads to spiritual enlightenment
0
Ojas
Means vitality
0
Yin
Yin Yoga is a meditative practice with passive posses meant to relax muscles
-1
Bikram
Meaning prowess, Bikram yoga consists of 26 yoga postures performed twice
-1
Drishti
The directed focus to a point during meditation or yoga practice
-2
Niyama
The practice of self-restraint, it involves purity, contentment, austerity
-3
Guru
A spiritual teacher
-3
Kripalu
It means compassion, Cripple Yoga is a that aims to drive the practitioner's awareness inwards

Female Yoga Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Prakriti
The primary energy that composes all matter
7
Prema
Means divine love
6
Anusara
It means flowing with grace; Anusara Yoga focuses on feeling bliss during the practice
6
Prajna
Wisdom in a spiritual level
6
Prana
Breath seen as a life-giving force
6
Shantiprema
Inspired by shanti prema, peace and love
6
Vidya
Means knowledge
5
Samskara
A purification ceremony that marks a main event in one's life
5
Satya
Means truthfulness
4
Hatha
‘Ha’ means sun and ‘tha’ means moon, it is the balance of feminine and masculine energy within all of us
4
Namasté
A respectful salutation, it means I bow to the God within you
4
Sadhvi
Feminine for yogi
4
Svadhyaya
Means self-study
3
Ashtanga
Ashtanga Yoga is a practice based on a series of poses that are in a programmed order
3
Kali
Hindu goddess of protection
3
Mantra
A word or sound repeated to enhance concentration during meditation
3
Pranayama
Means life force or breath extension
2
Asana
The physical postures in a yoga practice
2
Dhyana
Means meditation
2
Shanti
It means peace
1
Nadi
It means channels and refers to the different channels through which energy flows through the body
1
Shakti
It is the ultimate feminine power of the Universe
1
Sutra
A concise verse relating to some conduct of life lesson
1
Tantra
Means loom and it is a key to healthy living and awareness that transforms you into the person you were meant to be
0
Mandala
A circular-shaped draw that symbolizes the cosmos
-1
Ayurveda
A traditional natural medicine system
-2
Ananda
The condition of utter joy
-2
Devi
Divine mother energy, a goddess
-3
Samadhi
Means union and is a stated of intense concentration during meditation
-4
Citta
That which is consciousness

Community Dogs with Yoga Inspired Names

Bodhi's name story for Yoga Inspired Dog Names
Bodhi
Male
Shih Tzu
Tecumseh, MI
Personality
Smart, playful, cuddly, fearless

We have friends who named their female Shih Tzu Shanti, meaning peace. We wanted to name our male Shih Tzu something Tibetan or Yoga inspired like Shanti. Bodhi means enlightenment. Like the Bodhi tree.