Yoga Poses You Can Try with a Partner
Ideally, you do yoga by yourself because it’s a time for introspection and self-reflection. But we are one hundred percent positive you’d agree that two heads are better than one and not just better it’s actually more fun.
When it comes to yoga, although it is ideal to do it by yourself it really doesn’t have to be and we can always bend the rules.
The truth is you can do yoga with a partner and you can learn just as much about your body and yourself while practicing with a yoga buddy.
It’s also a wonderful time for you to bond with your partner. Partner yoga or otherwise known as AcroYoga since it is a combination of acrobatics and yoga, benefits couples because it helps strengthen the trust between them.
Additional core strength is also required for the person who is in the air or also known as the flyer while lower-body strength is needed for the person who supports the flyer also known as the base.
So What Are You Waiting For?
Get your mats ready and grab your partner and practice these yoga poses for two.
This is a very basic yoga pose. Performing a double plank does not necessitate a lot of core strength but it does require you to be very low to the ground.
If you follow the right technique you will see that it is actually way easier than you think.
How to do it: Evaluate who among you and your partner is taller or stronger. The stronger or the taller one should do a plank at the bottom. Assuming that you are the base.
Your palms should be positioned under your shoulder, your legs straightened while your core engaged. The person at the top also known as the flyer faces your feet.
Then the flyer steps across your hips. While you fold forward, both his hands should be securely placed on your ankles (with his core engaged and strong) and slowly let him step on one foot at a time on your shoulders.
Hold this position for around 3 to 5 breaths or as long as he can and then slowly let him step down from that position one foot at a time. If it is possible, shift positions so you can be a flyer.
This yoga pose is very simple but despite its simplicity, it is very powerful.
How to do it: Assuming you are the base, start in a table position with your entire body facing the ceiling with your feet hip-distance apart and your hands shoulder-distance apart.
Slowly lift your hips so your back, hips, knees and your head follow a straight line. The flyer should step across your body while he faces your knees.
He should place one hand at a time on your shoulders while his core is engaged. Slowly and firmly let him step one foot at a time on your knees or your lower thighs.
Hold this position for three to five breaths and then slowly let him step down one foot at a time with as much control and grace as he can.
Extended Double Table
This pose is complicated and not to mention a more challenging version of the double table since you are required to maintain your balance while you extend one leg to the air.
How to do it: Assuming you are the base. The starting position is a double table, the flyer supports and balances on your shoulders and your lower thighs or knees.
During the first part of this position, only the flyer is required to lift his leg but if you both can feel that your foundation is strong and secure then you two can lift both your legs on the same side together towards the air.
Hold this position for three to five breaths and then once you are done you can now switch sides. Dismount the position the same way as you would with the basic double table.
If you are looking for the best yoga pose the can really improve your balance and strengthen your core then this is it.
How to do it: Start this position by facing each other with both your knees bent. Let the soles of your feet touch while you place your hands behind you for stability and then slowly lift your legs towards the ceiling.
While preforming this procedure don’t forget to engage your core, stretch your spine and lift your chest towards the ceiling.
Always keep your back straight and your core engaged throughout the pose. Hold this position for three to five breaths and then slowly release.
For those who have not tried yoga before they are probably thinking that it’s a boring exercise routine because there’s no music and the movements are limited.
Well, there is no truth to this because once you start doing it trust us, you’ll get hooked. It only takes one yoga session for you to get addicted to it.
What most visitors read next: Best Yoga Mats – Top 5 for 2017