Let’s face it—yoga can be a solitary experience. But why not have some fun getting flexible with your significant other or best friend? Partner yoga is an amazing way to build trust and connection while also improving your physical and mental health. Here are just a few poses that you can try out together.
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- Double Boat Pose (Dwi Pada Navasana)
- Partner Mountain Pose (Parvatasana)
- Partner Warrior III (Virabhadrasana III)
Double Boat Pose (Dwi Pada Navasana)
The double boat pose is great for building core strength—and it’s also pretty fun! Start by sitting back-to-back with your partner in a comfortable position.
Next, bring your feet into the air so that they touch each other, while holding onto each other’s arms at the same time. Hold this pose for as long as you can—it might feel like a bit of challenge at first, but it will get easier over time!
Partner Mountain Pose (Parvatasana)
This pose is perfect if you want to focus on breathing techniques and relaxation. Start by standing side-by-side facing the same direction with your feet hip-width apart. Make sure to keep your spine straight and shoulder blades down.
Now reach out both of your arms and interlock hands with your partner’s hands before inhaling deeply through your nose. On the exhale, slowly bend forward from the hips until you reach a comfortable level in the stretch before returning back up to standing position. Taking turns, repeat this exercise 3-5 times. This is a great way to practice mindfulness with someone else!
Partner Warrior III (Virabhadrasana III)
This last one requires some balance and coordination—but don’t worry, you got this! To begin, stand side by side facing opposite directions so that when one of you reaches their right arm out in front of them they are touching the left hand of their partner behind them (and vice versa).
Now slowly start to lift one foot off the ground while keeping both legs straight and reaching out in opposite directions while still maintaining contact between hands. Keep both arms straight throughout this exercise before lowering down again into starting position. Do three sets on each side before switching sides!
Partner yoga is an amazing way to strengthen relationships while also having some fun together. The poses we discussed today are just scratching the surface — there are many more creative ways for two people to practice yoga together!
So grab a friend or special someone today and get ready to stretch those limbs! Who knows — maybe one day you two will become pros at acro yoga too! It all starts with trying something new together — so why not give it a shot? You won’t regret it!