When many new health trends help you detox this one encourages the opposite. We can’t even blame America for this. Well, not entirely. More on that in a minute. BeerYoga, or rather BierYoga, is not the yoga in a brewery craze you’ve seen frothing up everywhere. Nope. It’s yoga with beer. And if you haven’t picked up on it already, it’s German innovation we have to thank for this intoxicating mashup.
It actually sounds and looks hilarious, but we’re not kidding with this, and neither are the folks who created it.
Officially—as official as you can get, here—BierYoga is the “marriage of two great loves—beer and yoga. Both are centuries-old therapies for mind, body and soul,” and together they make for an “energizing experience,” says the website. Ah, yes, just like those other spirited counterparts, TequilaTaiChi and WhiskyQigong.
Founders Emily and Jhula, who brewed up the first classes in Germany, are yoga teachers who love beer, so they figured—why not combine them?
Sure, besides the potential dangers of breaking glass bottles around bare feet, being tipsy in tittibhasana, etc., belching gross, gassy throw-up burps, we can’t think of a reason why not. (Why do we feel like the lamo responsible parents here?)
The BeerYogis came up with the idea after seeing it at Burning Man (here’s where we blame America…and certain recreational substances). Don’t they know what happens at Burning Man stays at Burning Man because only people at Burning Man think it’s amazing?
Apparently the class, which is held at a bar, naturally, incorporates beer into each pose…
…which to us just seems a lot harder than it’s worth. It all sounds a lot harder than it’s worth. We like yoga and we like beer, but, call us old fashioned, we prefer to do them both the old boring way: detox, retox, repeat.
But, hey, if you’re already twisting your body into pretzels you might as well have a thirst-quenching adult beverage in hand, right? We guess? We give up.
Bier/BeerYoga hasn’t made its way stateside yet, but if you’re in Australia you can get sauced and savasanad this Friday, January 20th, according to the facebook events page. No yoga experience required. That’s right. Your first time practicing yoga could be quite buzzworthy, indeed.
[h/t Mashable; images via facebook]