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I’M FELINE GOOD: first ever at-home meditation video featuring homeless cats

It’s well known that meditation can work wonders for our health. What’s more, thanks to science we now know that cat videos can reduce stress and make us happy. But could the two be combined to create the definitive wellbeing routine that could also benefit homeless cats?

The answer is ‘yes’!

Blue Cross has released the first ever guided meditation cat video. Working with mindfulness experts at London Mindful, the 10-minute video class, called ‘Karma Kitties’, marries the essential principles of mindfulness classes with cute rescue cat video clips and the soothing sounds of cats.

The meditation video features an adorable cast of homeless cats and kittens cared for at our rehoming centres, all showcasing their innate therapeutic powers. Through specific imagery and sounds of cats purring, playing, sleeping and snoozing, the guided class allows the viewer to focus on, and pay attention to, the sensations, thoughts and emotions evoked by the pets. A voiceover from London Mindful guides the viewer through the class, making it suitable for beginners as well as seasoned meditators.

We hope this guided cat meditation class will help highlight the plight of rescue cats and show how connected our own wellbeing is with that of our pets. And with almost 5,000 cats and kittens taken into our care last year - our highest number ever - there are a huge number of homeless felines waiting for new lives in happy homes.

Mindfulness is becoming so popular and by pairing this trend with the potential therapeutic benefits of cat videos, there’s a good chance that Karma Kitties could be the ultimate stress-busting routine. This year, we have seen so many kittens and cats come to our centres in need of a new home. Owning a rescue cat can bring enjoyment, happiness and fulfilment to both owner and pet so we hope this video will have benefits to both pets and people. Laura Boyle, Manager at Torbay rehoming centre

Karma Kitties was trialled by London Mindful at a one-off event in the capital.

— Page last updated Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 12:06