Having an active lifestyle with a healthy diet not only helps you physically, but it also helps mentally. Exercising can boost positive energy and help any couple bond like no other activity. Yoga is especially good for couples because it is a low impact activity with immediate visible results. Doing it alone can be beneficial, but having a partner creates an even better experience. Here are seven easy yoga poses that are great for two people to do together.
Double Warrior One
To do the Double Warrior One, stand facing each other about four feet away. Reach behind your back and clasp each other’s wrists together. Lean your upper body forward and press your feet into the ground to create a stable base. Push your hips back and up, and hold for five deep breaths.
High Five Reverse Warrior
To do the High Five Reverse Warrior, stand facing each other with your feet hip width apart. Reach above your head and clasp your hands together to make a “high five” position. Push your hips back and bend your knees until you feel a slight stretch in the back of your legs. Keep the high five position and make sure your joints are aligned and stable. Hold for five breaths and release.
Partner Boat Pose
To do the Partner Boat Pose, sit facing each other with your feet pressed together. Lift your feet slightly off the ground while extending your spine and arms in front of you. Reaching your arms high, press your palms together in a prayer position like a boat with a sail. While maintaining the boat shape, tilt your head back and look up. Hold for 10 breaths and release.
Synchronized Sun Salutations
To do Synchronized Sun Salutations, stand facing each other about one arm’s length away. Bring your palms together in front of your chest and start inhaling. Once your palms reach up above your head and you feel your chest expanding, exhale deeply. After that, move into Downward Facing Dog, inhale and move the knees back, and exhale and move the toes forward. Repeat the flow two more times and end in Downward Facing Dog.
To do the Throne Pose, sit in the middle of the mat with your feet together. When one partner sits down and spread their legs, the other partner can sit behind them and create a seat with their legs. Lean back onto your partner’s chest or shoulders for extra support. Keep your back straight and your stomach engaged for 10-15 breaths.
Partner Tree Pose
To do the Partner Tree Pose, you will need to stand facing each other with your feet together. Bend one knee and place it on the inside of your partner’s leg. Both of you will gently press your palms together or