These 21 Drunk People Became Accidental Yoga Masters

Drunk downward dog
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Downward Dog

“Irish yoga” is the ancient art of striking an apparently graceful yoga pose when you’re totally off-your-face drunk. It’s something that can’t be taught, either; it has to live within you, somewhere, as demonstrated by these 21 drunken masters.

First up, this ultra-peaceful-looking downward dog. Nice form.

Drunk plow pose
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Plow Pose

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The look of serene relaxation on this guy’s face is incredible given that his neck is clearly broken. Nice plow pose, though.

Drunk cobra pose
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Cobra Pose

The cobra pose – perfect for releasing anything unwanted you’ve been holding on to; there’s a time and a place, though.

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Drunk splits pose
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Splits Pose

This woman had no idea that she could pull off a splits pose. Until now.

Drunk bridge pose
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Bridge Pose

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Even with a tree for a pillow, this guy has a bridge pose game that’s strong.

Drunk child pose 1
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Child Pose

The child pose is meant to inspire imagination and kid-like innocence, so it’s perhaps best not practiced in the gutter.

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Drunk wheel pose
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Wheel Pose

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Ah, the wheel pose, which is usually more achievable without a brick and concrete wall lodged in your spine.

Drunk camel pose
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Camel Pose

This woman’s camel pose was interrupted by a park bench – which, it should be added, somehow didn’t get in the way of her holding on to her drink.

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Drunk hero pose
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Hero Pose

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The hero pose; much more heroic and graceful without a wall stuck in your face.

Drunk child pose 2
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Child Pose II

This cyclist got a bit confused and put his bike to bed. Nice child pose, though.

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Drunk crow pose
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Crow Pose

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The crow pose is a perfect example of strength, beauty and poise – but perhaps not so much when you’re face down in a toilet cubicle.

Drunk sleep pose
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Upside-Down Sleep Pose

Someone should flip this guy over; perfect sleep pose, that.

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Drunk seated heart opener
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Seated Heart Opener

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The seated heart opener; a perfect way to de-stress after a hard night’s drinking at a wild office party.

Drunk reclining hero pose
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Reclining Hero Pose

Park bench or not, this guy is clearly a champion of the reclining hero pose.

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Drunk forward bend
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Forward Bending Pose

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The forward bending pose helps you find a seat in one form or another, wherever, whenever.

Drunk seated forward bend
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Seated Forward Bend

Just one of the many – admittedly less savory – uses of the seated forward bend.

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Drunk dolphin pose
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Dolphin Pose

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The dolphin pose; perfect when you need some time out from a hard night on the tiles.

Drunk extended puppy pose
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Extended Puppy Pose

Another Irish yoga master manages to hold on to his drink, this time while executing the extended puppy pose.

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Drunk One-Legged King Pigeon Pose
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Pigeon Pose

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This woman’s pigeon pose seems to have been somewhat interrupted, although she doesn’t appear too bothered.

Drunk lying twist
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Lying Twist

This late-night drinker’s favorite recovery position is clearly the lying twist – and she nearly nails it, too.

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Drunk corpse pose
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Corpse Pose

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The corpse pose is the perfect way to end a big night out, possibly forever.

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