Imbued with the pioneering spirit of an animal loving ingenue, veterinary student nurse Ms. Sian Barr in Powys, Wales took it upon herself to launch a study on how to calm the nerves of our little feline friends. Because hairballs we know, but hairystressballs we DO NOT WANT.
So there was a test! Researching stress levels on cats at the vets surgery, the 21-year-old Miss Barr:
…studied cats when they were first admitted by assessing their ear and eye activity, how they were communicating and respiration levels.
…then split them into two groups, only one of which was played the relaxation CDs.
She repeated the test after 40 minutes and was able to assign each cat their own kitty stress score.
“By comparing the scores, I found the music had a dramatic effect on respiration rates, with those exposed to the music decreasing to a relaxed rate much quicker than those not exposed.”
[Ms. Barr] found that those who were played yoga meditation music and Om Shanti tunes calmed down and began to breathe more slowly while in cages.
So there you have it…maybe some people dont agree with music in human yoga classes, but we now have scientific proof meditation music and cats are a purrfect combination for silly cliched puns 🙂
Behold Buddha Cat! At peace with the world, and listening to Ravi Shankar no doubt.
and one of our favorites, the NSFW Buddha Cat!
what do you think? Yanni?
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