Yoga aims to center the soul. To reconnect with oneself and clear the consciousness. As our world become a more infinite bustle, it’s not surprising to witness yoga’s rising popularity. Animals are cool too, but do you know that the two mix? They do!
Here we have goat yoga. The crazy was sparked by Lainey Morse of No Regrets Farm in Albany, Oregon.
My goats are very social and friendly animals and love to interact with people […] Animals are known to have so many health benefits for humans as well so the mix of goats and yoga seemed to fit.
This isn’t just a kitschy trend, however. The class currently boasts a waiting list of more than 900 people and goat yoga has spawned a line of apparel. It helps that Rachel Brathen, Instagram phenom Yoga Girl, also has a goat who sometimes joins her yoga sessions.
Here are some other ways people are including animals in their yoga sessions.
Jeanette Skaluba started Yoga4Cats to raise adoption rates for a local animal shelter. Teaming with the Illinois Homeward Bound shelter and a local yoga studio, cats roam around during this yoga class.
As Skaluba told the Herald & Review, “Cats rule the Internet. But that trend hasn’t increased adoptions.”
The class waived fees and accepted donations instead, raising more than $500. One cat, reportedly, has since been adopted too.
— Yoga4Cats (@yoga4cats) June 21, 2016
We could explain it, but this video does a far better job than we could.
No, you read that correctly. This isn’t like the others. Instead of performing yoga in the comfort of a studio, people venture outside and climb atop horses to perfect their poses.
One man shared the fun with his horse, teaching the animal poses and instructing it how to stretch properly.