Yoga poses are great, but when you do them with a partner, they become even more fun and challenging. Whether it’s a husband and wife, friends, or siblings, it’s always exciting to practice together and experience the different aspects of the practice. Doing hard yoga poses with two people brings a great sense of accomplishment, connection and harmony. Here are some of the more difficult ones that you can try with a partner.
Wheel Pose is a traditional yoga pose, and it’s definitely a difficult one. To do it with two people, start by having the partner lay on their back in the middle of the mat. Then you’ll both lift your legs into the air and clasp onto each other’s wrists. Slowly adjust yourselves until you’re both in the pose, and stay here for as long as you can. This pose will strengthen your core and create a deep connection with your partner.
Bird of Paradise Flow
If you want to add more of a challenge to your flow sequence, the Bird of Paradise Flow is a great one to try with a partner. To get into the pose, both of you will stand on one side of the mat and reach your hands up to the sky. Then bring your arms down and reach around each other’s backs, so that you are clasping each other’s wrists. Slowly bend your knees and start to flow with each other. Remember to keep your core engaged so that you don’t fall out of the pose.
Reverse Boat Pose
This entertaining, yet challenging pose is one of the more difficult yoga poses for two people. Start in a seated position, facing your partner. Put your feet together and hold onto each other’s wrists, then lean against each other’s chest and slowly lift your legs off the ground into a ‘V’ shape. Keep your back straight and your chests close to each other. When you’re both balanced, hold for a few moments and deepen your connection.
Partner Upward Bow Pose
This pose is a more advanced version of the traditional Upward Bow Pose. To tone it up a few notches, do it with a partner! Get into Upward Bow Pose, with your partner standing behind you. Have them clasp onto your ankles and then lift you upwards into the pose. Make sure you have their support before throwing your body backwards into the full expression of the pose.
Doing hard yoga poses with a partner is an incredibly rewarding experience. Not only is it fun, but it also helps to bring you and your partner closer together. You’re creating a strong physical and mental connection, which is beneficial for both of you. So pick out these, or any other difficult poses you’d like to try, and have a great time!