‘Broga’ Is the Boozy New Fitness Trend That Combines Beer and Yoga
Down a beer while you downward dog.
— 9News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) April 25, 2018
Someone realized the obvious: Men tend to like beer more than we like exercise. Why not? It’s a choice between sweating and struggling for breath and, well, beer.
As the 2015 AP video above attests, Californians have known about the benefits of broga for a while, because they’re in California. The beer is probably even gluten-free.
Australia’s 9News recently looked into broga and—jokes aside—discovered it has some genuine benefits. They found that it is good for mental and physical health. The Melbourne instructor interviewed for the segment said that the beer could help “men loosen up for poses,” and it’ll also “open up your hamstrings.”
— Allan Raskall (@AllanRaskall) April 25, 2018
Another benefit? Hanging out. Let’s face it, after guys hit a certain age, it’s sometimes not so easy to make new friends. Chilling and talking about nothing, it turns out, is actually good for the brain.
Women wearing only body paint doing yoga is also good for the brain, but that might not fit in with the broga philosophy.
We’re not going to say getting mentally and physically healthy is ever a bad idea. And broga could inspire similar combinations. Imagine whiskey plus weightlifting. We could call it “death by bench press.” Or Rum plus running. That could be “rumming,” “rumrun,” or “death by stumbling in front of a truck.”
Whatever you do, consider getting in on this trend and open your broga studio today.
h/t Barstool Sports