There is a new trend which combines two things that many people love – beer and yoga – and they work surprisingly well together!
For many of us, there is nothing quite like an ice cold beer after a hard day’s work, but this often comes at the sacrifice of exercise.
We live in a fast paced world and there are benefits to be had by saying ‘yes’ to that post-work drink, even if it means missing out on the trip to the gym or that evening’s yoga class.
So for those who want to say ‘yes’ to it all and also try out something new, beer yoga might just become your new favorite hobby!
On it’s website, Germany’s BierYoga describes it as:
“a marriage of two great loves —beer and yoga. Both are centuries-old therapies for mind, body and soul,”
The class involves picking up a beer, drinking it, and putting it back down again, in many different ways.
It has been enjoyed by Berlin hipsters as an alternative form of exercise and way to socialize, and has now also found it’s way to Australia, London, Bangkok, Delhi, and many other cities around the world.
Yogi and founder of BierYoga, Jhula, explained to Ex Berliner that she first saw this taking place at American cultural festival Burning Man, so she decided to start offering the classes in her home town. She explains:
“BeerYoga is fun but it’s no joke. We take the philosophies of yoga and pair it with the pleasure of beer-drinking to reach your highest level of consciousness.”
The trend has now caught on with classes popping up all over the world, as well as people trying it out themselves at home and sharing their attempts on social media.
Check out the video below to see what you think.
Featured image credit: Kulturhuset