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Boga

Boga? Yeer? Beer Yoga.

 

If you incorporate beer into exercise, is it really exercise?

This week’s podcast took us into the world of beer yoga. You take two of the best things in life and combine them. This trend has been making its way around the globe, and being from one of the beer meccas of the world (Washington State) I am fully a fan of this concept.

I have never participated in the ritual, but have always wanted to. Beer is a big deal to a lot of people, and even in Evansville I see the beer snobs rising everywhere.

When it comes to taking care of yourself, a lot of us are guilty of not doing our best. Reward systems are great and I feel like beer yoga is a workout with a reward. It’s hard work though, doing yoga while holding this beer. The challenge would lie in not spilling, or making a complete ass out of yourself.

When listening to how passionate Brooke is about yoga, it really makes you want to try. This concept makes it so beer lovers, and yoga lovers alike can experience yoga in a different way. Not only is it held at Evansville Brewhouse, which is a great atmosphere with fantastic beer, she also mentioned holding a class at Carsons. All different breweries in town are jumping on this opportunity, and that is amazing.

If you’ve wanted to try yoga, this is your chance. A professional yoga instructor lets you drink beer while you are exercising. There is nothing wrong with that.

Follow Evansville Brewhouse on Facebook for postings about when the class takes place, and hop on over to the Instagram and give Brooke a follow- om_powered.

Beer and yoga on!

Body Posi

The movement of body positivity has been blowing up in the recent years, and it is really a good thing for young women. Women (and men) of all shapes and sizes are loving themselves and each other more than ever before. Of course, there is still the shaming. Fat shaming is something I have personally dealt with my entire life, but one thing that I hadn’t thought about was purely body shaming.

Natalie brought up a great point in her interview. She still gets shamed. If you look at this girl, whether it’s on stage, or just in a hoodie and jeans, she’s a tiny beautiful human. Unfortunately, not everyone agrees. I may say things could be a bit more intense for her, being on public display with the shows she participates in.

I am a huge advocate of the Body Positivity movement, even though I don’t often believe it myself.  BDD, body dysmorphic disorder is a real thing. It is something that affects 1 in 100 people, and according to Health Research Funding (healthresearchfunding.org), Teen girls who suffer spend many more hours on hair and makeup than the girls who don’t think about it that often. Dysmorphia is this on a smaller scale, something that people deal with on a daily basis.

It is important to remember, everyone is going through something similar to you. That is why the movement is so important. Men and women and freaking out about their bodies every minute of every day. Skinny or not, built or not, tall or not. Bodybuilders, runners and gamers alike all deal with the same issues. We as a whole, have to remember that.

I’ve been dealing with this a lot, quietly as of late. I have a point where I was, where I think I should be, and where I am. After listening to this podcast , I feel oddly light emotionally. I am not alone, but I am working on me, and as much as I feel like I’m alone, I’m not.

Solidarity and Body Positivity.