Yoga is a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. There is a broad variety of yoga school all over the world.
The origin of yoga has been speculated to date back to pre-Vedic Indian traditions. Yoga has been studied and is increasingly recommended to promote relaxation, reduce stress and some medical conditions such as premenstrual syndrome in Europe as well as in the United States. While the practice of yoga continues to rise in contemporary American culture but it has also gained lot fame in the European countries.
It’s actually a little hard to believe we, as both a goat- and yoga-loving society, have slept on this concept for so long. Leave it to Lainey Morse of Albany, Oregon, to realise something as glorious as goat yoga.
Her goat yoga classes have become so popular that there’s now over 1,200-person waiting list that’s growing by the day.
The classes are held at Morse’s scenic Oregon farm, where the goats have open access to the guests during their practice. Snuggles are not uncommon, and neither is the occasional upward goat on a downward person.
What follows is essentially a conventional hatha yoga class, in other words, a gentle introduction to the basic postures with one very unconventional twist. From cobra to the warrior, all of the ‘asanas’ are accompanied by the goats, who cavort around like a busload of drunk uncles at a country house wedding.
For goats, which conflictingly are both social and a little mischievous, the yoga mats provide an ideal chew toy and a great place to snuggle with someone doing downward dog. Her barn cat and chickens also like the mats, so it gets cozy. And with ten bucks a class, it’s cheaper than any yoga in your neighbourhood which we can safely say is completely devoid of cloven-hoofed mammals.
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