Goat yoga – the greatest of all time or a passing fad?

The Guardian - Dec 03, 16:53 GMT

It’s yoga, but not as you know it, with the animals used to calm participants and provide a few laughs along the wayWe have had anti-gravity yoga, laughter yoga and doga

It’s yoga, but not as you know it, with the animals used to calm participants and provide a few laughs along the way

We have had anti-gravity yoga, laughter yoga and doga. Now goats are getting in on the action, too. The main difference between yoga and goat yoga: while you are holding your best downward dog, a goat might stand on your back. It is a growing trend that started in Oregon in the US, and has been embraced by celebrities such as Khloe Kardashian.

Donna McCheyne, who has been teaching goat yoga classes on a farm in Devon for the past two years, believes the appeal lies in the calming effects the animals have on participants and the laughter their antics inspire. “We connect with the animals. It helps to release any cortisol that’s in the body. It also increases your happy hormones,” McCheyne says.

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