You'll be really relaxed
"Are you guys [inebriated] yet?"
Yes, Emily, actually I am. My sobriety's kryptonite turned out not to be multiple reps of beer salutations, but angling into a guzzle-friendly version of pigeon pose. With one leg bent in front and the other extended behind, I had to hold the position with my hands on the ground and pick up the bottle and take a sip just with my teeth.
Swallowing in that position was seriously difficult, and I ended up gulping down more than a quarter of my bottle at once. Emily let us in on the secret to mastering the drinking version of pigeon pose afterward, which apparently is pressing your tongue to the roof of your mouth to swallow.
Much like the Buddha's go-to concentration technique, people. Isn't it ironic?
Always keep safety first
With all this rolling around and squatting next to open bottles, I was impressed when the class ended with only three spilled beers (granted, one of them from someone who couldn't quite master tree pose while balancing a bottle on her head) and miraculously also with no shattered glass.