Yoga is everywhere – in studios, parks, and even in our own homes. But did you know you can practice yoga with your partner? That’s right, partner yoga is a great way to connect with your significant other, bring some mindfulness into the relationship, and have a little fun at the same time.
Bound Angle Poses
One of the easiest poses two people can do together is the bound angle pose. To try this, sit on the floor next to your partner and bring the soles of your feet together. Then, take one hand and grab your partner’s opposite wrist and the other to grab their opposite ankle. Put some gentle pressure on each other to deepen the stretch.
For something a bit more challenging, give the upward salute a try. To do this, stand next to your partner and reach your arms up in prayer position. Have your partner do the same. Then, inhale deeply and reach your arms up like a V. Your partner should do the same. Feel the stretch in your upper body and stay in the pose for several breaths.
Extended Side Angle
For a deeper stretch, the extended side angle is a great choice. To try this, stand next to each other and point both feet in the same direction. Take your arm that’s closest to your partner and place it on their leg. Have them do the same to you. Be sure to keep your back leg straight and your hips even. Rest your free hand on your hip, or if you feel comfortable, reach up with your free hand and grab your partner’s free hand. Hold for several breaths for a satisfying stretch.
Seated Forward Fold
Finally, to relax your mind and body, try the seated forward fold. Start by sitting side by side, legs stretched out in front of you. Then, have your partner lean forward and relax their head on the backs of your legs and reach their arms out in front of them. Reach the same arm out from the opposite side and grab their free hand. Hold for a few minutes and let the stress of the day melt away.
So, if you’re looking for a way to connect with your significant other, try some partner yoga. You don’t need to be a yogi or have a lot of experience – just give it a try! These four poses are easy to do and relaxing, so why not give them a go? You’ll be surprised by how much closer you’ll feel after just one session.