Streaming issues? Report here
John Maytham 2019 1500 BW
Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
15:00 - 18:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
See full line-up
Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
15:00 - 18:00
Home
arrow_forward
Lifestyle

[WATCH] Goat yoga is killing stress for this Swedish community

17 September 2019 11:58 AM
Tags:
Yoga
Sweden
Stockholm
Goats
fitness
Goat Yoga
Malin Tyren Bakken
Malin Tyren Bakken has been running goat yoga classes in Stockholm, Sweden and says the goats help people unwind.

Yoginis in the capital of Sweden are turning to goats to help them achieve their best yoga poses.

Goat yoga is the latest zen trend making waves in the global fitness community.

It's been described as a new and fun way for animal lovers to keep fit.

Also read: What the quack? Adorable baby goat with anxiety only unwinds wearing duck outfit

Goat yoga - or "goga" as some are calling it - is taking off in Stockholm, where participants practise their positions in a park as the animals wander around them and relax at their feet.

The Stockholm class was set up by Malin Tyren Bakken, who first heard about goga when visiting family in New York.

She has been running the goga class classes in Lidingo, a suburb of Stockholm, and says goats love interacting with humans.

The community here are really happy to have the goats.

Malin Tyren Bakken, Creator of goat yoga classes in Stockholm

The goat is a smaller animal... They are so funny, you never know what's going to happen.

Malin Tyren Bakken, Creator of goat yoga classes in Stockholm

When you're together with animals, in this case, goats, it's easier for people to relax.

Malin Tyren Bakken, Creator of goat yoga classes in Stockholm

Being with the goats makes me happier, calmer and all the stress disappears.

Malin Tyren Bakken, Creator of goat yoga classes in Stockholm

I heard that they have yoga with cows in Copenhagen!

Malin Tyren Bakken, Creator of goat yoga classes in Stockholm

Listen to Malin Tyren Bakken chat with Kieno Kammies:


17 September 2019 11:58 AM
Tags:
Yoga
Sweden
Stockholm
Goats
fitness
Goat Yoga
Malin Tyren Bakken

More from Lifestyle

longleat-chipmunk-nestpng

[VIDEO] Donations of socks stream in to keep chipmunks warm over Christmas

16 December 2019 10:40 AM

UK wildlife park has to ask public to STOP sending socks after the successful appeal. The chipmunks use them as nests in winter.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

fruit-sexy-foodjpg

Is juicing really better for you than eating foods whole?

12 December 2019 7:00 PM

Food writer Andrea Burgener argues that while juicing can make a difference to your health, it's not necessarily in a positive way

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

animals-pets-dogs-puppies-puppy-dog

Does your dog have behavioural problems? This could be why

12 December 2019 4:23 PM

While obedience training can be taught to dogs of all ages, there's a small window period for when puppies must be socialised.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

family-eating-lunchjpg

Drop the good/bad labels - How to help develop healthy eating habits in kids

12 December 2019 1:30 PM

Clinical psychologist Ruth Ancer says it's parents who need to rethink their tendency to label food as good or bad.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

191206wcgif

Holiday road trip ahead? City offering free vehicle safety checks until Friday

12 December 2019 1:26 PM

CAR magazine technical consultant Nicol Louw runs through the vital checks you can get the experts to do and those to do yourself.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

jonathan-jansen.png

'My kids are better than me' - Prof. Jonathan Jansen on effective parenting

12 December 2019 12:06 PM

The influential professor of education discusses the importance of reinforcing the values you are trying to teach your children.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

mpho-popps-on-son-of-a-sonjpg

Fatherhood and daughters: Here's why Mpho Popps takes his daughter on dates

12 December 2019 7:39 AM

Mpho Popps shares his views about modelling to his daughter what a good relationship with a man should look like.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Young women men using cell phones cellphone data 123rflifestyle 123rf

Why you should take your boredom more seriously

11 December 2019 5:22 PM

Your boredom is very insightful. Writer Anna Hartford shares her thoughts on why we should be more invested in understanding it.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

tanya-bothma-cape-talkjpg

'I feel as though I can conquer the world' - double lung-transplant recipient

11 December 2019 2:18 PM

Tanya Bothma and Dr Dr Greg Calligaro chat to Pippa Hudson on the second anniversary of the life-changing procedure.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Senior couple reading books literature 123rflifestyle 123rf

25 of the best books to read or gift this holiday season

11 December 2019 12:41 PM

CapeTalk host Pippa Hudson reflects on some of the best books released this year and discusses a few gems with local publishers.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward