As she was about to leave for her morning yoga class, owner Betsy Hendershot witnessed her Cock-a-Poo perform a familiar stretch. The downward dog yoga pose! This is when the name for her boxed wine company, Downward Dog Wine, came to her. And it turns out she was right on the money, as events that combine yoga and wine have recently been popping up all over the country. Grab your favorite box of Downward Dog Wine, put on your stretchy pants, set up your mat, and pour yourself a glass! There are many perks to posing while you sip. Here’s why yoga and wine go hand-and-hand.
Double the Zen
We all know that a glass of wine after a long week hits the spot. The lower alcohol content in wine allows you to slowly relax and adjust. The meditative focus and breath movements in yoga do the same thing. Yoga releases tension and decreases the levels of stress in your body. When you pair the practice with some wine, it’s a double whammy! And what better wine is there to enjoy than Downward Dog, which is inspired by a yoga stretch and created by a yogi herself!
Like we said before, yoga is a meditative practice. It encourages you to focus and concentrate, and this will translate to your wine tasting! If you’re focused on your breathing and stretching, you will absorb even more of the wine’s flavors because you aren’t preoccupied with anything else. The combination of yoga and wine gets you the most of what’s in your glass!
Drinking a moderate amount of wine might actually help you lose weight. And of course, exercising (yoga!) will too. A glass of red wine will increase your levels of adiponectin and free testosterone, two hormones that will help burn fat and build muscle. Stored fat is released and your metabolism increases when you have just one glass of red wine, so don’t get crazy when you’re stretching!
Yoga and wine go so well together, so treat yourself to a box of Downward Dog Wine and start stretching today! Send us a message to tell us about your experience, we want to hear from you!