For yoga enthusiasts, the options seem endless. We have everything from hot yoga to power yoga that has made news and there have been phases where these were quite popular. But every once in while there comes a fitness fad which is totally unconventional and it surprisingly becomes popular all over the world. Enter the new buzzword in fitness: Beer Yoga. The trend has been introduced by a yogi, Jhula, in Germany and has been coined as BierYoga or Beer Yoga. So for all those who are finding it difficult to stick to their new year resolutions of getting fitter and reducing alcohol intake, this fitness trend is the solution to all your woes.According to Jhula, “Beer Yoga is fun, but it’s no joke. It is the marriage of two great loves – beer and yoga. Both are centuries old therapies for mind, body and soul.”
The attendees learn how to the Surya Namaskar – “beer salutations” -with the beer bottle in the hand and also how to balance the beer bottle on the head. While all this sounds easy, you need to consider that doing an eagle pose is difficult enough even when sober, so imagine handling a glass beer bottle while holding that pose.As Jhula says, “We take the philosophies of yoga and pair it with the pleasure of beer-drinking to reach your highest level of consciousness.”The crazy fitness trend seems to have been a hit in Germany and has now found its way to the Land Down Under. So until it reaches India, all we can say is that practice your asanas well and don’t worry if you have zero yoga experience. The founders proudly say that all you need is “an open mind and a love for beer.” Well, we think we have both, what about you?