I am ever fascinated by the eyes of the farm friends I meet. If you have yet to gaze into the eyes of a pig, it is an experience I insist you add to your bucket list. In the vein of those intense bonding exercises done in self-help-style seminars where you share the gaze of a single individual for a long period, looking into the eyes of a peaceful pig will similarly impact you. Notice I specified a peaceful pig, don't be trying to lock gazes with a pig while he or she is trying to eat or one who isn't particularly fond of human types! If you've already had this experience, I would love to know the name of the porcine friend whom you met and what sanctuary they live at - tell me in the comments!
Yoga Animalia: Porcine - Laverne & Shirley
Laverne and Shirley were found in a box, taped up and without any air holes, on the side of a Utah freeway in December. The piglets were about 4 days old, and near death when a woman saw the box move, stopped, and brought them home. Living in a non-agricultural neighborhood, she could not keep them, so brought them to Ching Farm Rescue and Sanctuary. There they were carefully nursed back to health, the parasites and grime removed, allowing them to flourish and be the joyous and gregarious pigs they should be.