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Chicken yoga is happening in Florida

Florida only.

The sunshine fitness center adds a unique twist to the goat yoga trend by introducing chickens and chickens to yoga sessions. Union Three Studios, based in Tampa Bay’s Eversity district, hosted its first chicken yoga event on Sunday.

These yoga chickens are residents of the Ybor Misfits Microsanctuary, a shelter for abandoned birds. Sanctuary Manager Dylan Breeze Tampa Bay Times Chickens should be “domesticated” and all should be bathed and placed in diapers before the class begins to prevent yogis from planting limbs in bird excrement.

“We get diapers from Etsy and wrap them under the wings and legs for a perfect fit,” Breese said. “Pick your back and you’re ready for a crescent-shaped rush and a warrior pose.”

Chicken is still a bit new in the wellness trend of combining yoga and animal-assisted therapy, but feather-like creatures are beginning to emerge: Emotional support animals in recent years. The concept of animal-assisted therapy is Scientific research Interactions with furry friends have been shown to release good hormones such as: Serotonin reduces loneliness, lowers blood pressure and relieves anxiety.

Novelty aside, Evercity has a long and rich history of chickens, dating back to the 1800s, when immigrants to the area bred animals and built farms and homes. As of 1989 Ordinance Declared the entire Tampa Bay as a wildlife sanctuary. This prohibits hunting, killing, crippling and catching birds.

Union Three Studios has announced that for the time being, it will hold classes with birds in the sanctuary on the last Sunday of every month, keeping in mind the region’s affinity for chickens.

Chicken yoga is happening in Florida Chicken yoga is happening in Florida

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