BEER+YOGA: IS IT SAFE TO MIX THE TWO?
Yoga enthusiasts are going crazy about this fitness trend. But health experts say it’s just a gimmick to draw attention
Who knew that the key to attaining nirvana (enlightenment) for yogis was beer? Yes, you heard that right. You just need a chilled mug of beer to transcend to a higher consciousness. Before we give you the lowdown on what experts really think about this popular trend, let’s tell you what the trend is:
A movement called ‘Bieryoga’ was started in 2015 in Berlin, Germany, by yoga practitioners Emily and Jhula. Their philosophy, as listed on their website ( http://bieryoga.de/english/) ,is that “We take the philosophies of yoga and pair it with the pleasure of beerdrinking to reach your highest level of consciousness”. And they define the concept as “BeerYoga: the marriage of two great loves – beer and yoga. Both are centuries-old therapies for body, mind and soul. The joy of drinking beer and the mindfulness of yoga complement each other, and make for an energising experience”.
THE TAKE OFF
The trend may have started in 2015, but it really took off this year in January 2017, when it started to spread to Europe, Asia and Australia. The practice has gained momentum in countries such as Thailand, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia.
A movement called ‘Bieryoga’(Bier is the German spelling of beer) was started in 2015 in Berlin, Germany, by yoga practitioners Emily and Jhula. It gained momentum in different countries including Thailand, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia.