Yoga is an incredibly versatile exercise that not only helps you build strength and flexibility, but it can also be a great way to deepen your bond with a partner. Doing yoga poses with another person adds a new and exciting dimension to your yoga practice. Two-person yoga poses require precise synchronization, trust, and communication, which can sometimes bring couples closer than ever. In this article, we’ll take a look at 13+ very difficult two-person yoga poses and how they will test your relationship and fitness.
The Bird Pose — Flying Parashu
The Bird Pose is a difficult pose for two people to coordinate and accomplish. You need two people to stand facing each other, and the standing partner needs to bend down to wrap their arms around their partner’s back to hold their legs up. The standing partner needs to lift their partner up into the air, and both partners need to synchronize their breathing for balance and stability. This pose is an amazing test of balance, trust, and communication.
This pose requires an amazing amount of trust, strength, and balance. The partners need to be facing away from each other and the standing partner needs to lean forward and backwards while the other partner crouches down onto their back. The crouching partner then raises their arms up into the air and both partners need to synchronize their breathing for balance and stability. The standing partner needs to control the crouching partner’s movements to ensure their safety and both partners need to rely on each other for balance.
This pose will test both your balance and coordination with your partner. You need two people to stand facing opposite each other, and one partner needs to raise their hands up into the air and extend their leg forward. The other partner needs to twist their waist and “high-five” their partner’s hands in the air, pressing their leg against the floor for stability. Both partners need to coordinate their breath for balance and control and rely on each other for stability.
While the Happy Baby is not a particularly challenging pose, it serves as a great test of trust and communication with a partner. You need two people to lie flat on the floor, shoulder-to-shoulder and turn their legs up into the air. The partner in front needs to focus on their own balance while their partner back bends to grab their partner’s feet to keep them stable and steady. Both partners need to coordinate their breath and movements, and this is an amazing opportunity to build trust and connection with your partner.
Standing Bow Dancer
The Standing Bow Dancer is an amazing two-partner pose that will challenge your balance and coordination. The standing partner needs to become the anchor while the partner lying on the ground needs to move into a backbend and reach back with their arms to grab their partner’s ankles. Both partners need to coordinate their breath and movements in order to stay balanced, and the standing partner needs to resist the downward pull of the other partner in order to keep them stable and steady. This is an intense pose that requires a lot of trust and connection.
Soaring Warrior Pose