If you’re looking to unwind after a long week at work, but still want to retain some semblance of #health, this might be the answer.
A bar in New York City is hosting a “Drunk Yoga” class, which involves a basic vinyasa class and an open bar for only $30.
Eli Walker, the instructor behind the event, says she created it to make yoga more accessible to beginners.
“I’ve had a lot of people, whether in classes, or friends, or people I met at parties say something like, ‘I’d love to try yoga but I can’t because I’m not flexible, or too afraid I’d look stupid,'” she told Gothamist.
“I thought it would be fun to turn yoga into more of a party. If I made it into a game it would make people more comfortable.”
However, the wine and warrior pose combo has some detractors according to Refinery29. An expert at Columbia University says that the mixing of alcohol and exercise can leave you more prone to injury. It also acts as a diuretic, which can cause you to lose essential fluids and electrolytes much quicker.
And the jury is still out on whether wine is actually good for you – some studies highlight its benefits in boosting heart health, while others have linked its consumption to various cancers.
The key, as always, is moderation. So drinking a glass with your downward dog it might not be all that harmful.
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