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Many wineries are touting wine and yoga as a perfect pairing. See why you should try this trend out.
The theory: Moving through yoga poses and doing breathwork in a vineyard setting can open up the body’s senses and maximize the flavor and mouthfeel of your post-class glass. No surprise, then, that winery-yoga programs abound. Some are uniquely creative, like the Vino-Vinyasa workshop at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa (wineresort.com) in Temecula, California. Here, yoga instructor Christina Newman integrates wine samples that pair well with the body’s seven chakras, or centers of energy. For example, when embracing the seventh, or crown, chakra, Newman acknowledges a certain effervescent energy traveling through the body, and offers students a sparkling wine with those same bubbly, spirited qualities. “The physical practices already help balance and align the chakras,” says Newman. “The wines work in harmony to enhance that balance and flow of energy.” Expect a lingering “hangover” of calm.
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