What It’s Like To Date A Yogi
There are so many nuances of life I experience as a yogi, whether they be good, bad, or just plain out weird.
One of those things just so happens to be the light that comes across a guy's face when we're dating and I tell him I'm a yoga instructor.
I'm not going to jump to conclusions, but I have a hunch on what he's probably thinking... and I don't think it's about how much progress he's going to make in his tree pose.
But I'll get to that in a minute.
From backbends to body positivity, here are 10 amazing things that are likely to happen if you're lucky enough to date a yogi.
1. You'll Gain More Confidence
Yogis look and feel great.
Yoga is a one-size-fits-all practice, and while the physical benefits are a plus, the mentality is what really makes a yogi glow like no other.
Confidence looks incredible on everyone, and lucky for you -- it's contagious!
2. You Might Feel Weak
A yogi's strength is often underestimated.
Men typically assume they're stronger than me because they can deadlift massive amounts of weight. But have you tried slowly lifting your entire body over your head?
Didn't think so, bro.
When you truly appreciate how challenging some asanas can be, it might leave you feeling weak AF.
But, your partner will leave you feeling even stronger in the long run, because they can teach you what it really means to be strong.
3. You'll Find Them In Weird Shapes In Random Parts of The House
Flexibility comes right along with a daily yoga practice.
Personally, I love finding calming spaces with the best natural light to practice my splits. This may or may not be behind my little brother's dresser some days (sorry, Emmanuel).
When you date a yogi, you might just come home to find the kitchen table relocated to the living room -- and replaced with a super bendy human.
4. You'll Experience Major Wanderlust
Whether it be a spontaneous vacation or a random road trip, yogis love to keep life interesting.
And trust me, you'll love coming along for the ride.
5. Your Health Will Improve
OK, I'm not saying all people who practice yoga eat healthy 100 percent of the time. I love a good chocolate glazed donut as much as the next person.
But yogis have learned to care for their bodies over time, and that includes what they put into it on a day-to-day basis.
You'll probably learn random foodie things, like the best brand of almond butter, or the perfect ratio of flax seed to spinach to make a kickass smoothie.
6. You'll Have Great Sex
Hey, you were thinking it, and I said it.
And TBH, you're not wrong.
7. You'll Learn To Breathe Through The Hard Stuff
One of the biggest lessons I've learned in yoga is how to use my breath to navigate hard situations in life.
It's an incredible tool that translates from performing difficult asanas on the mat, right down to handling life's many obstacles.
Dating a yogi will teach you the art of using your breath as a healing tool in every aspect of life.
8. You Won't Feel Like She Needs You
Aparigraha means "non-attachment," and it's often practiced in yoga.
Yogis know how to want something more than they need it.
Neediness won't be a problem in your relationship -- you will, however, feel wanted AF.
9. You'll Never Have To Worry About Her Being Late
Yogis are required to always be 15 minutes early to class (to set up a mat, sign in, meditate, or simply get settled before class begins).
Because of this, you'll never have to worry about your partner showing up late to a date.
10. You'll Feel All The Love
Of all the delightful reasons to date a yogi, in the end, all you really have to prepare yourself for is an abundance of love.
Passion and whole-heartedness are exquisitely beautiful traits I see in just about every yogi I encounter.
We spread the love like peanut butter and jelly, and we want you to feel every last bit of it.