For anyone who’s ever struggled with choosing between going to the gym or cracking open a cold beer. Good news: you can do both at the same time. It’s not hard to see why a Business Insider UK video about beer yoga classes in UK is tearing up the charts. I mean. who wouldn’t want that when they enjoy an icy cold brew?
The classes are hosted by Funding UK. a website and community that offers “fun. Unique experiences” to help people find activities that go beyond your typical day or night out. I am a bit more difficult. The Funding community is open to anyone to join; If you have a skill. Passion or hobby that you think would be an interesting Funding experience, you can create an event for it.
Yoga instructor Guzzle Murslimova
This is where beer yoga comes in. Taught by yoga instructor Guzzle Murslimova, this hour-long vinyasa class—vinyasa flow, the most popular form of yoga in the United States—takes place in a UK pub and involves balancing and sipping a cold beer. . You do your tree and warrior poses. As the event page on Fining puts it, “Beer Yoga is the marriage of two. Great loves – beer and yoga. Both are centuries-old remedies for body, mind and spirit. The joy of drinking beer and the mindfulness of yoga go hand in hand.” complement, and create an invigorating experience. We take the philosophies of yoga and combine it with the joy of drinking beer to reach your highest level of consciousness. In a Business Insider video. Murslimova said, ” The goal is to make people stress-free, relaxed, happy — and if that means you have to drink beer. I think that’s perfectly fine and I think it’s encouraged.”
Both beer and yoga
If you’re thinking. “Hmmm…yoga with beer? That sounds kind of familiar,” There’s a reason: Earlier this year, a pair of yogis in Germany made news for their beer yoga classes. gave – and they actually saw it at Burning Man. It’s nothing new—and honestly. Both beer and yoga have been around for so long that I’d be very surprised if no one had ever thought of combining them two centuries ago—but it’s clearly steam. And gaining popularity. In recent months, it has gained popularity around the world. In fact, I seem to have missed a class last month in Washington. DC. where I live. Heck. Bear Yoga even has its own (very short) Wikipedia page these days.
It is not without its detractors. Experts who spoke to. The Hindustan Times in early 2017 noted that “[beer yoga] has no health benefits,” calling it “another marketing ploy to popularize yoga and attract people to it.” ” says. Additionally, as Jack Panasevich recently wrote in. US News & World Report, bear yoga (and other modern yoga classes, such as goat yoga or cat yoga). Can be distracting. Which is actually a yoga practice. “If you want to get taller or leaner through yoga, at least do it after the class and not before or during class,” advises Panasevich. ” It is unhealthy to be unable to distinguish left leg from right arm. Yoga and life should be enjoyed naturally. Anything that changes your natural state of mind is now in my book. Yoga is not.
Bear yoga sounds like a lot of fun.
A fining bear yoga class costs £12 (about $15); It includes an hour of beer yoga, including a bottle of beer, and use of a yoga mat for the session. The venue apparently has darts, pool and ping pong, as well as other food and drink deals – although alas, I can’t tell you exactly where the venue is. As it’s only revealed to attendees after they’ve bought their tickets. Happens. I can. However. At least tell you which part of the city it is; According to the event page on Funding, the pub is located around Old Street in the EC1V 9BP postcode.
And hey, guess what? If you are in UK there are many upcoming dates available. What’s more. Most of them take place on weekdays. Making them the perfect weekend activity. Head over to the Bear Yoga page on Funding to check it out. Bottom up!