Yoga has become a popular practice for releasing stress and strengthening your body. With the many benefits that are associated with yoga, it is no wonder why it has become as popular as it is now for staying healthy and fit. The good news is that you don’t need to sign up for a high-end yoga class to enjoy the practice. In fact, you and your partner can easily do yoga poses at home without any external help. Here is a collection of 10+ easy two-person yoga poses that you both can enjoy.
The first yoga pose that couples can practice together is the Tree Pose. This pose works on your balance and is great for beginners. To start, you need to stand facing each other and put your right foot against your partner’s right hip. Pull in your navel and try to stay balanced while tying your hands together in front of your chest in a Namaste position. Hold this pose for 30 seconds before releasing.
Seated Forward Fold
For increased flexibility, try the Seated Forward Fold, also known as Uttanasana. This pose helps stretch out your lower back and hamstrings. To do it, sit on the floor facing each other’s backs and reach your arms back to interlace your hands behind your partner’s back. Inhale and try to stretch up your spine while exhaling and folding forward. Make sure that your partner is doing the same. Hold the pose for a few breaths before slowly returning to the standing position.
A more advanced pose that gets the core and entire leg area engaged is Warrior III. Standing next to each other, stretch one arm and the opposite leg to a nearly parallel position to the ground. Make sure that your partners’ leg and your arm cross over each other and your palm faces the ground. Your partner should do the same on the opposite side. Keep your shoulders squared away and hold the pose for a few seconds. Repeat the exercise for 8 to 10 times before releasing.
Seated Spinal Twist
Another great pose for couples is the Seated Spinal Twist. Sitting on the yoga mat, your partner should move behind you and sit with their legs crossed. Wrap your arms around each other’s torso and lean back until both of your shoulders press against each other. Staying in this position for a few seconds, twist your torso and look beyond your partner’s right shoulder. Exhale and repeat to your left side before releasing.
Cat and Cow Pose
This simple yoga pose is great to ease out neck and back pain. Position yourselves in a tabletop position and start taking deep breaths. On inhalation, have both of you arch your back and make sure that your shoulders do not collapse. Exhale and press your low back towards the ceiling and gently tilt your heads towards each other. Do this for a few rounds before releasing.