Yoga is a practice that has been enjoyed for millenia, and it continues to be popular today. At its core, yoga is all about creating a balance between mind, body and soul. But it can be difficult to know where to start if you’re a beginner. These yoga poses for two people are easy to understand and practice, and they’ll have you and your partner feeling more relaxed in no time.
Double Down Dog Pose
In this pose, you and your partner will stand in a “V position” with your feet a few feet apart. Bend your knees and have your partner do the same. Place your hands shoulder-width apart, widen your legs and lunge into each other until your toes are almost touching.
This pose is great for strengthening the legs, back, and glutes as well as gently stretching the arms, shoulders, and hips. It also helps improve your posture, balance and focus.
In this yoga pose, stand facing each other with your legs hip-width apart and your arms around each other’s waists. Have each partner bend their right knee and step their right foot backwards and up into a lunge position. You should both be in a split position with your legs in line with each other.
The Standing Split pose strengthens the legs and core while gently stretching the hips and hamstrings. By working together with your partner, you can also help each other build balance and stability.
This pose will have you and your partner lying side-by-side on the ground. Have each partner bring their right knee up towards their chest and hold it there while taking a few relaxing breaths together. After a few breaths, switch legs and repeat.
This pose is great for releasing tension in the lower back, hips, and legs. It is also helpful for improving flexibility, gently stretching the spine and reversing the effects of sitting.
Forward Fold Pose
To come into this pose, stand facing each other with your legs hip-width apart. Have your partner bend forward at the waist and bring their forehead to rest on your shoulder. Place your hands on your partner’s lower back and slightly press them incline towards the ceiling while they slowly inhale and exhale.
This pose is great for relieving tension and stress in the back, as well as improving circulation and digestion. It is also very calming and may help to reduce anxiety and depression.
In this pose, you and your partner will stand side-by-side. Have your partner step their right foot wide and then rotate their body to their right, leaning to rest their hand on their bent right knee. Return to the center and then repeat on the other side.