While I’m totally on board with the whole “New Year, New Me” vibe, if we’re being realistic, changing my current habits is proving to be a lot harder than I previously thought. The transformation involved in spending all of my time laying in bed and consuming food and beverages that clog my arteries and destroy my kidneys to becoming a green juice-drinking yogini who rises with the sun for hours of meditation and cardio is nearly impossible.
While I am trying to be healthy, it’s becoming abundantly clear that “healthy” is a journey that I need to ease myself into slowly. That’s why I’m 100% behind the newest workout trend sweeping the globe – beer yoga.
The Germans have come up with the best way to combine working on and gaining transcendence without giving up happy hour with their amazing creation of BierYoga, which is exactly what it sounds like – downing a brew while maintaining Warrior 3. This trend is unsurprisingly so popular that it’s spread to Australia, as well.
Beer yoga becoming an international trend will almost certainly work in our favor. Now, it’s only a matter of time that a BierYoga will open up in Williamsburg, right across from a ModelFit or CycleBar studio.
Apart from being an amazing new way to get people to engage in physical activity, the founders of BierYoga claim that drinking beer during the workout actually ups your yoga game in a major way. As you search for enlightenment during your 50-minute workout, adding in a beer you enjoy drinking and its calming effects on the mind can help you achieve your mental goals.
Of course, drinking beer in certain positions will prove tricky – hello, downward-facing dog – but you’ll be able to focus more on your stability and core strengthening through balancing the bottles on your head and other various motions that integrate the bottle as a key component of your workout. I’m already on board, but until Beer Yoga makes its way to the good ol’ U. S. of A., I may just give this a try on my own by replacing my water bottle with a growler and earning myself a nice, long shavasana. .
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