Ancient Eastern teachings have made their way west over the last decade in a big way, creating a new svelte species: the yoga girl.
This wondrous creature has emerged with bright energy and a contagious smile. Her vegetarian -sometimes vegan- tendencies demonstrate her love for all living creatures. She is as complex as she is beautiful; as deep in substance as she is light in presence; and her mind is as tough as the toned tush that she has become famous for.
She is a wonderful woman with whom to spend your days, and if you have been lucky enough to snag one for yourself, here are some things you should know about loving such a sought-after creature.
Be Prepared for the Ride of Your Life.
The yoga girl is all about experiencing all this life has to offer, making the most of every moment. Be ready to try new things and find new pleasures in the once mundane. She will love you for your willingness to be open and try something out of your comfort zone.
Live in the Moment
Living in the now is her number one goal and she strives to savour every moment for all that is it. Take her strawberry picking and watch her savour the sweetness of the moment: the fruit; the earth; and the beautiful simplicity of it all. Bite into the fruit and notice that it has never tasted so sweet. And smile. Take her on a distant journey to an exotic land, and she will stop in the middle of the street, close her eyes and extend her arms out as she breathes it all in. Travel and adventure make her heart race. Share it with her.
Believe in Her DreamsOf course, everyone has dreams... But, because of the time she spends on her mat practicing mindfulness, the yoga girl is more connected to her dreams and life purpose. Looking inward during her practice has helped her focus on what she really wants out of life and the intentions she sets during her yoga practice often- if not always- manifest.
When she shares her dreams with you, don't laugh. Because out of anyone you know... She is the one who is most likely to make them come true.
Foster Her Creativity
Weather she doodles, photographs, or choreographs, understand that creativity is an outlet for your yoga girl. Her creative expressions are an extension of herself, and to your yoga gal, they mean a lot. Sign up for a pottery class together and create something beautiful you can keep (or maybe not so beautiful, but at least you tried.) Pick up a set of watercolour paints and a canvas from the dollar store and surprise her... We promise she'll throw her arms around your neck and plant a big kiss on your face for the colourful gesture!
Keep Her Nourished - Body and Soul
Surprise your yoga girl with a romantic organic dinner for two. Make it vegetarian and delicious. She'll be so impressed that you took the time to research and feel full and satisfied from the elements of the earth. Tell her you love her. More importantly, tell her why. She will never forget your words, but let your actions have to back them up. Hold her hand if she's unsure, kiss her cheek when you're proud of her and hold her tight- always.
But most of all, if you love a yoga girl... Get on the mat.
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