YOGA AND A DRINK
Beer yoga is the newest fitness craze to take over the ever-evolving workout world, and yoga and fitness enthusiasts alike can’t seem to get enough.
Although enlightenment through yoga under the influence of alcohol might sound strange, founders of Germany’s original BierYoga, Emily and Jhula, insist that the experience is not a joke. “We take the philosophies of yoga and pair them with the pleasure of beer-drinking to reach your highest level of consciousness,” explain the duo, who were inspired to start BierYoga after seeing the concept at the Burning Man festival in Nevada.
The experience is similar to any other yoga class, except the attendees down a bottle or two of beer while attempting tree poses and beer salutations, allowing for even more relaxation than a traditional yoga class. It is touted as blending two centuries-old methods of relaxation, combining the joy of drinking beer and the mindfulness of yoga, in a slightly unorthodox manner. Beer yoga is perfect for yogis who like beer, beer lovers who like yoga and for those who are looking for any excuse to drink alcohol and call it a workout.