Alex Cearns latest book ‘Zen Dogs’ (HarperOne) started out as a viral photo series on Bored Panda and features happy canines expressing joy through their gently closed eyes and relaxed body language.


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Looking at the ‘Zen Dogs’ images is like gazing into a ‘feelings’ mirror, reflecting back how they make us feel - relaxed, happy and calm.

To celebrate the wonderful connection we have with our dogs, Alex has included in her book never before seen shots of her canine subjects with their eyes open

Seeing blissful dogs brings a smile to the face of every dog lover and with good reason – research has shown that being around a dog can;

1) Lift our spirits and improve our mood

2) Lower blood pressure

3) Improve our physical activity

4) Lead to fewer Doctors’ visits

5) Make us feel zen (ok, this one is unresearched but still true!)

Dogs really are our best friends and the 'Zen Dogs' provide us with a gentle reminder to be in the moment, to stop, and to relax. Preferably in the company of a beloved pooch.

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Bored Panda's Naughty Cousin, Ghost 3 weeks ago

Reminds me of 22nd jump street when Jonah Hill was telling Channing he needed absolute silence

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Victoria Vanderwall Tucker 1 month ago

Dreaming of rabbits ?

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Pi... 1 month ago

He looks like he's enjoying music.

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Bored Panda's Naughty Cousin, Ghost 3 weeks ago

Oh that moment when the drug hits you in the right places

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Bored Panda's Naughty Cousin, Ghost 3 weeks ago

This one must be praying to the lord of bones, bwamen!

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rai mei 3 weeks ago

that eye smile

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Bored Panda's Naughty Cousin, Ghost 3 weeks ago

Looks like she is taking it pretty good from the rear

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Ryan Hughes 1 month ago

Dreaming of treats lol

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Bored Panda's Naughty Cousin, Ghost 3 weeks ago

Ok, this one is definite dog version of those drama queen with bad attitude problems