It’s no secret that girls dig guys who do yoga. We love watching you in plank pose, and we think it’s adorable when you try – and fail – to balance on one foot in tree. But converting your natural yogic appeal into an actual phone number is a subtle art. Follow these simple rules and you may just find your bliss.
1. Shorts: Too tight and too loose both risk unwanted exposure. Wear a pair that’s comfortable and that leaves room for our imagination. It’s better this way.
2. Staring: No matter how hot her tush is in spandex, getting busted gawking will only lead to bad karma.
3. Gas: Serious yogis encourage natural “release”, but there’s nothing sexy about exhaling your burrito in her face – or worse, letting one rip in downward dog. If it slips, either apologize or hope the chump beside you gets the blame.
4. Make space: If the class is packed, do your yogini-to-be a favour and make room next to your mat. She’ll be grateful she’s not stuck at the back, and all that close, heavy breathing can’t do any harm.
5. Post-class chat: In that calm yet energized haze after namaste, no sweaty yogi wants a flat-out pickup attempt. But friendly chit-chat is great, and if your chakras align, ask her to tea. Tantric sex might be in the cards, but not yet. For now, relax – and try to stay zen.
Photo courtesy of Adria Richards.