Nothing like putting down an icy cold beer. Except, of course, achieving a higher state of being and eventual transcendence of the Self through the tradition of yoga.
However, what if you can do both, in the exact same time?
Yes: Beer yoga is here. After being enjoyed by Berlin hipsters, it’s now found its way to Australian shoresa property where beer is most certainly a spiritual practice, at least as much as yoga. And never in the best way.
Germany’s BierYoga A.K.A BeerYoga bills itself as the “marriage of two good lovesbeer and yoga. Both are centuries-old therapies for mind, body and soul,” according to its site.
And if you believe that they’re just being adorable, think again.
“BeerYoga is fun but it’s no joke,” creator and yogi Jhula writes. “We take the philosophies of yoga and pair it with the joy of beer-drinking to achieve your highest level of consciousness.”
But even Jhula wasn’t the first person to promote enlightenment through yoga under the influence of alcohol. The instructor told Ex Berliner they first saw it completed at (American civilization festival/desert apocalypse party shitshow) Burning Man.
However, wherever it came out, it’s certainly now a thing, and a thing being promoted unironically Down Under.
Two special periods of beer matches asana will occur in Sydney this weekend, by which pupils can learn yoga poses between “beer salutations” and balancing beer bottles on one’s headjust watch out for bottle smashes.
The event page assures would-be attendees that no yoga experience is necessary. Just an “open mind and a love of beer.”
And if you believe that all this really does nothing to curb binge-drinking or cheapens a legitimate and regrettably oft-perverted religious practice, then you can just Namaste away.
BONUS: NBD, Only a massive alligator outside for a stroll
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