By Anthony Savonarota
I can see why The Royal Winter Fair continues to draw people in with each passing November after I attended this year. The most interesting activity I had seen at the fair was definitely “Goat Yoga”.
No, “Goat Yoga” is NOT goats doing yoga. Rather, it’s a therapeutic activity where participants do yoga while being surrounded by goats. So those interested in Goat Yoga should expect to be nuzzled, possibly jumped on, and generally distracted by curious goats!
Why in the world would anyone wish to irritate themselves with an unfamiliar and untamed animal for at least thirty minutes? I wondered this too, and luckily I was able to speak with one of the instructors shortly after watching a session. She explained to me that since you're being distracted by animals and not people, it feels as if you cannot control the situation. Once you accept that you are not in control, it makes it much easier to relax. As another instructor put it, goat yoga is becoming popular because it’s...
“...an unbelievable distraction from politics, work, stress, sickness, and even depression.”
I started watching “Goat Yoga” thinking it was both hilarious and insane, and left wishing I could have been one of the participants. What’s not to like about Goat Yoga?