You’ve heard of downward dog, but have you heard of goats climbing on you when you’re in the pose?
Lainey Morse’s Albany Farm, which is located in Oregon, has become the center for a popular, off-beat craze that has created a waiting list 1,200 people deep. Goat Yoga, as she has coined the term, resembles regular yoga in all respects except that Morse’s eight goats roam among the participants and climb on their backs as they do poses. The sessions work wonders for people with depression or anxiety. “It’s hard to be sad,” Morse noted, “when there’s a baby goat jumping on you.”
“Animals are born who they are, accept it, and that is that. They live with greater peace than people do.” –Gregory Maguire