There’s been a trend that can now longer be ignored called Beer Yoga. As it sounds, this is where people drink beer while doing yoga (although many say the beer is for AFTER class). The main idea for some was to allow people to try out yoga in a relaxed atmosphere, and to lower inhibitions.
While that actually sounds kinda neat, humans of the world have of course taken it too far and are now teaching classes with beer glass in hand, and people look silly as shit doing the downward facing dog having a swig of some lemon peel IPA.
Here’s Kevin fucking Hart giving it a shot on “What the fit” with Chance the Rapper.
So it’s confirmed. You CAN drink beer while doing spiritual stretches whose which original purpose was to find nothingness. You CAN also drive with your feet. Just because you CAN, doesn’t necessarily make it a very good idea.
Let’s here it from the fine folks at wikipedia:
Beer Yoga is a term coined by Brooke Larson of “Beer Yoga, LLC” in February 2014. Beer Yoga or brewery yoga is a form of yoga in which attendees practice yoga at breweries or taprooms, sometimes drinking beer while performing yoga moves.
The origin of combining beer and yoga is uncertain but instructors such as Mikki Trowbridge of Yoga + Beer have been hosting yoga classes at breweries since late 2013. The American business model is widely known for hosting yoga classes at fun, laid-back locations , so that participants may try yoga in a non-intimidating, inexpensive environment. The beer is for AFTER class for the gross majority of American brewery yoga companies.
A company started in Germany in 2015, known as “BierYoga” has since become popular in several countries, such as Australia and Thailand. These companies have grown in popularity, as they use the beer bottle during each yoga session. However, some fitness experts have criticized this specific form of beer yoga as a marketing gimmick and call it unhealthy.
This. Is. Stupid. A lot of media is reporting this as some sort of relaxing revolution… it makes me die a little inside.
Germany’s BierYoga A.K.A BeerYoga boasts “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.”
Please people, stop trying so hard.