Partner yoga is a great way to bond with friends and do something healthy together. And it’s even better when you don’t have to think too hard about what you’re supposed to be doing when posing. We get it – some partner yoga poses can be a bit tricky to master, with one person’s body going one way and their partner’s body twisting and turning in a totally different way. That’s why we’ve put together some of the easiest partner yoga poses so you can get to stretching without wanting to tear your hair out. Here’s a look at just one of them:
The Classic Partner Yoga Pose
This classic partner yoga pose starts with one partner standing at the back of the other partner, who is bent forward. The standing partner then catches the feet of the person in the bent forward position while the bent-forward partner reaches back and grabs the head of their partner. Just keep breathing and maintaining your balance and the pose will start to come together.
This particular partner yoga pose is great for stretching out lower back and leg muscles. If gaining flexibility is your aim, you can deepen your stretch by slowly pushing forward on your partner’s hips. Plus, the pose also strengthens your core for an added ab workout. Not bad for a fairly simple partner yoga pose.
But the best part about this partner yoga pose is that it’s a great entry-level pose for beginners. The twist involved can be tricky, but it’s still not too difficult. And one of the best features is that even if you can’t lock elbows with your partner, it’s still doable. Just move forward with their feet as close as possible and angle your body forward as much as you can to get the most out of the pose.
If you and your partner are looking to give partner yoga a try, this is the perfect way to start. You’ll work on stretching and strengthening your muscles while having fun and forming a bond with your partner. Have fun trying this pose out and see how far your yoga practice can take you.