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Yoga has been growing in popularity across all levels of different practice, and amongst all ages. It is not uncommon to see two people performing a two-person yoga session. If your child is interested in doing yoga, here are 10+ yoga poses perfect for two people.
The Tree Pose consists of one partner standing and the other being the branch of the tree. The branch person poses their hands on the sides, to make a “V” forming a tree. The holder partner stands with their feet hip-width apart and places one foot on the shin of the branch person, and their arms are in a big “H” formation. This pose should be kept for around 10-15 seconds.
Chair Lift Pose
Another great two-person yoga pose is the Chair Lift Pose. One partner stands and bends their elbows so that the palms of their hands meet. The other person squats, brings their feet to the ground and holds onto their partner’s elbows. The partnership lifts until theirarms and legs form a straight line– resembling the seat of a chair. This yoga pose can be held from 10-30 seconds.
The Partner Balance is a fun and simple two-person yoga pose for kids. The goal of this pose is to remain as still as possible. Both partners stand facing each other with one foot between the partner’s feet and the other foot on the outside. The outside arms are placed on the partner’s shoulders and lean back. The other arm is used to balance and both partners hold this pose for 10-30 seconds.
The Camel Ride is an exciting and fun way to practice balance while developing trust. One partner should kneel while the other sits on the partner’s back and applies pressure downward. This action should lift the bottom partner in the air making the kneeling partner stand slowly. The pose should not last more than 6-8 seconds.
This two-person yoga pose is good for improving flexibility in both partners. One partner bends forward with their palms flat on the ground and their feet apart. The other partner stands behind them and places their feet between the first partner’s feet. The top partner should gently apply pressure to the hips of the lower partner with their head and the bottom partner should resist the pressure to achieve a full stretch.
Bow Pose is excellent for kids of all ages. One partner takes a plank position while the other partner straddles them, making sure both knees are connected to the hips of the bottom partner. Both partners should contract their abdomen muscles as the top partner grabs their ankles as they roll onto their shoulders, stretching their chest and back. This pose should be held for 8-10 seconds.
Partner Boat Pose
The Partner Boat Pose is a fun and challenging Pose. Both partners should sit face to face, feet linked, and the knees bent. The partners should lean back and come into a V-shape, then lift their legs and hold their arms up, looking like the shape of a boat. Both partners should extend their legs and look forward, and bring the torso slightly forward while maintaining the pose. This, pose should be held for 10-15 seconds.
Practicing yoga with a partner can be a great way to make two people grow in unity, build trust, practice balance and work on breathing control, flexibility and strength. All of these poses can be done easily with two people and provide a lot of benefits to kids and adults alike.