'Doom metal yoga' is a thing, at least at suburban brewery

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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- You might not think yoga and doom metal music have much in common. But a craft brewery in Tinley Park has found zen somewhere in the middle, with Doom Metal Yoga.

Doom metal is a form of heavy metal but slower and lower. Some say it carries a sense of dread. Doom.

Maybe not what you think of as nice yoga music.

“There’s definite skeptics out there, but it’s one of those things that you just have to try and see for yourself,” said Erica Hough, director of culture at Soundgrowler Brewing in Tinley Park.

The microbrewery has had Doom Metal Yoga for about three years.

It’s always popular, Hough said.

“This is something that’s been really successful for us.”

Hough says the playlist is by the doom metal band Om, and from the music and the yoga comes a trance-like state.

Followed by beer and tacos.