This article was born from several conversations that I’ve had with both men and women about meeting a partner for sex, dating, or both, who is into yoga. What approach should you take to hook up with a yogi?
What Does “Hook Up” Mean?
Note that in 2015 we use the term “Hook Up” interchangeably for sex or dating. I’m not concerned with whatever hangups you have in regard to either of those things. I’m simply providing information to you, as a friend, based upon my perspective and experience.
The strategy that I’m about to detail for you pertains to a situation where you have not yet met, or don’t know that well, your future hook up. If you’re already friends or well acquainted, then you’ll need a more nuanced approach, which I’d be happy to cover more thoroughly in the comments section.
This article is NOT about hooking up with your yoga teacher.
One last caveat I’d like to mention before continuing, is that this article is NOT about hooking up with your yoga teacher. Teacher/student sexual relationships are frowned upon by studios, teachers, peers of teachers, and the yoga community in general, and for good reason. I have no intention of justifying intimate teacher/student relationships, and will leave that for someone else who wants to rationalize their misbehavior.
Why Would You Want To Hook Up With A Yogi
If you’re reading this article, you’ve probably already figured out the “why”. In the off-chance that someone who is not yet a yogi, but interested in one, is reading this article, allow me to provide some insight.
Yogis Are Tuned Into A Higher Consciousness
- Yogis are tuned into their heart’s true intentions.
- Yogis live in the present, love interaction with other actualized individuals, and cherish the experiences of life.
- They are self confident.
- They know themselves.
- Yogis are generally happy and positive people.
- They have cultivated inner strength, and that shit is sexy!
If you’re the type of person who is threatened by someone who is confident and strong, then please quit reading. I’m not talking to you!
Yogis Are Horny
- We spend a lot of time with scantily clad people. We notice…
- A strong vibrant body heightens sexual energy.
- There are some yoga poses that increase libido.
Now don’t get all carried away with this information that I just provided to you. Even though yogis are horny, it does not mean that they are easy.
Yogis have self discipline.
If you’re not a yogi, I will wager that you have less self discipline. It takes discipline to keep a practice day after day, and year after year. It takes discipline to understand the nuances of our bodies and unlock advanced poses. It takes discipline to meditate, develop awareness of our higher selves and find inner calmness among the turbulent forces of life and nature.
There is Brahmacharya, and the other Yamas and Niyamas that we take very seriously!
Brahmacharya viewed through a Western lense is often misconstrued to mean celibacy. Rather, a more practical consideration is this: When we practice Brahmacharya, we refrain from spending our sexual energies on those who are not worthy of them.
While you consider yourself worthy, or on the path to being worthy, we will get on to the business of the hook up…
Note: If any of the above generalizations annoy and offend you, then I encourage you to share this post with your Facebook friends and give me the
trolling reprimand that my unenlightened self deserves.
I probably won’t care about your objections, and I know that there are outliers to every generalization.
The Best Plan For A Yoga Hook Up
OK, we’ve covered what a hook up is, and why you would want to hook up with a yogi. Let’s get to the business of making this happen.
Do Not Try To Hook Up At A Yoga Class
What?? Don’t try to hook up at class? But, but… that’s the only time I see yogis! How is this supposed to work?
Here’s the deal. Yogis take their practice very seriously. Anything beyond a smile, or pleasant greeting will likely be annoying to the yogi who is there to practice.
They are at class to clear their heads, and get lost into a moving meditation. Thinking of sex, and being bothered to dodge a pick up are distracting and unwelcome.
After class is the same deal. The deeper that the yogi was able to go into their practice, the more yoga buzz they are likely feeling afterwards. Being pulled out of that headspace by a pick up artist is a buzz kill.
No yogi wants to feel uncomfortable about going to their favorite studio and class times, because of being hit on while there. Don’t make it awkward, and don’t ruin their vibe.
Meet Your Yoga Hook Up At A Workshop
Yes, you read that headline correctly. The best place for you to meet your future yoga hook up is at a workshop. Allow me to explain.
Most yoga workshops have time for interaction and conversation. Some yoga workshops are long enough that they even have lunch breaks. There are lots of opportunities for you to talk to potential hook ups and present a first impression that would be lost or unwelcome in a class setting.
Your potential yogi will be much more impressed with your studentship to yoga than the bulges in your Lululemons. Even if those bulges are impressive.
Here’s the thing… Do not make the workshop about sex. You are there to learn what the teacher is offering. Your potential yogi will be much more impressed with your studentship to yoga than the bulges in your Lululemons. Even if those bulges are impressive.
- Be there to learn and work hard.
- Be friendly to your potential yogis, but not creepy.
- By the end of the workshop you will have learned something, and had a first date without even realizing it!
Also, you’re likely to learn from a higher quality teacher at a workshop than a drop in class. Plus, yoga teachers make more money from workshops, so it’s a great way to contribute to the yoga community.
One Last Bit of Advice
You have to seal the deal. Don’t be a chump.
You cannot win a game of dice, if you do not roll the dice…
If you gained the respect of your potential yogi hook up, there will be an exchange of farewells before you go your separate ways. This is the time when you must ask for a phone number, or a next meeting.
Maybe they’re down for a drink immediately after the workshop, or even a shower…