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Yoga can be very relaxing and fun in addition to being beneficial for physical, mental, and spiritual health, especially when done with the right company and setting. Considering the health benefits and how it gives people an opportunity to socialize in a group setting, more and more LGBTQs are turning to yoga.

The world of online dating has made it a lot easier to connect with like-minded people who are gays, lesbians, or bisexuals and love yoga and everything about it. In addition to being the perfect place for singles to meet, dating sites often offer tips on dating ideas, how to make partners happy and what activities couples should do together and yoga is one of the popular activities for the LGBTQ dating community. 

What Makes Yoga So Popular?

When it comes to lesbian or gay dating, there is a certain ease of connecting with like-minded people due to the numerous dating sites available. Online dating opens the world of opportunities for connecting with people of similar interests, such as yoga and meditation.

You can enjoy chat groups to join in the conversation, or you can have private messages with someone you like. There are many search filters and chat rooms specific to certain tastes, and yoga is popular among the LGBTQ community.

Discussing yoga can be an icebreaker for LGBTQs, or if you are actually a regular yoga person, you can plan dates with the right person over a morning yoga session. It is particularly a good way to spend some time with a date or even a potential lover. In that intense yet calm sense of being that yoga takes you to – you get a chance to evaluate your feelings for the company you are therewith. 

A sense of routine, health benefits, and better spiritual clarity are all benefits of yoga, making it popular among the queer community; however, a fun take on it is that there is always something to look forward to doing together with your partner. 

Health Benefits of Yoga for LGBTQ Persons

There are the obvious health benefits of yoga poses from improved strength and balance, brighter mood and more energy and stress management, amongst many others. However, there are many health benefits of yoga for the LGBTQ community. The queer community is more likely to experience depression, anxiety, or other mental conditions due to the fears and pressures of society if they come out, and if they don’t, there are identity issues and extreme stress. And yoga happens to be the best remedy for stress. It can act as a therapy for people to put their energy into this spiritual and physical exercise to set the mind and body from stress. 

Sometimes an inclusive or pure queer yoga session is the way to go because yoga is more than spending an hour on a yoga mat making different poses. If someone is not connected to it on a deeper subconscious level, then it is not going to be much helpful. Gendered cues can also be off-putting for the queer because they would not know which way to go, and ultimately, they would not be able to reap the benefits of yoga. 

The physical benefits of yoga should not be forgotten either. The improved posture, flexibility, and muscle strength all point to some good fit time in bed, and why shouldn’t your dating partner see you in all your glory? Besides the fun parts, yoga is also good for lowering blood sugar, boosting metabolism, and increasing blood flow, which means no need for a panicked doctor’s visit.

The emotional trauma that the LGBTQ community has to face regularly is not pretty. Instead of building things up and ending with anxiety, the best way is to adopt a healthy lifestyle with queer yoga where inclusion isn’t an issue, and you can connect truly with yourself. It acts as a platform for the community to refresh themselves, interact with peers, and introduce their dates to this life-altering experience – and that is why it is a popular activity for the LGBTQ.

Dating is fun at all ages, and there are so many benefits of having a healthy dating life, as you get to meet people, enjoy experiences with and learn a bit about yourself, in addition to all the fun bedroom stuff. But imagine if you are low on self-esteem or going through some depression phase or simply trying to hide your true self from the world, then how will you experience the best part of what life has to offer. While healthy for everyone, Yoga is more than necessary for the LGBTQ community to be at peace with who they are, live their lives as they please, and connect with other people with similar interests and hobbies. 

 

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Alex Tran AKA Schimiggy is a fitness fashion, travel, justice, and food-obsessed raconteuse. She currently resides in Seattle and teaches yoga while writing her heart out. Schimiggy Reviews is a lifestyle blog where Alex shares her passions and interests with the world!

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