Yoga Poses For Two People

Isn’t it satisfying to accomplish a new yoga pose that you have been practicing for a while? There’s nothing that feels more rewarding than settling with your new pose, calming and relaxing those tensed muscles.

How about sharing that excitement with your close friend, sibling, or partner? Do you know that couples who engage in challenging new activities together can feel an increase in relationship quality and romantic attraction (if it’s that kind of relationship)? Plus, yoga is awesome for men too. Well, you heard it right – learning new skills together will both allow you have fun as you slow down, spend quality time, and share a meaningful experience.

Different Yoga Poses You Can Do With Your Partner

Below you will find different yoga poses for two people that open up hamstrings, strengthen the core muscles, and of course, calm the nervous system. All these poses are wonderful ingredients for a fun and playful date.

1. The Twin Trees

This is a balance pose that helps you and your partner improve focus and at the same time being a moderate hip opener.

Here’s how to do it:

  • Begin by standing next to each other, but a few feet apart while you are facing the same direction.
  • Then, bring your palms towards each other so your arms will form a “T” shape. This means you are drawing your palms and elbows together in a shape of a cactus.
  • Now, start shifting your weight onto your right foot and let your partner shift her weight onto her left foot.
  • Draw your opposite leg into a tree pose. You can do this bending your knee and bringing your foot to the inner thigh, calf, or ankle of the standing leg.
  • Keep your balance for at least 5 to 7 breaths before you release and turn around facing the opposite direction and start repeating the pose on your opposite side.

2. The Partner Forward-Fold

This pose just feels so good as it opens your hamstrings and calms the nervous system.

Here’s how to do it:

  • Start with a seated position and then face each other. Now extend your legs out to form a wide shape of “V”. Your kneecaps should be facing straight up while the soles of your feet should touch.
  • Now, extend your arms toward each other and hold the opposite palm to the forearm.
  • Breathe in as you lengthen up through your spine
  • Breathe out as you forward from your hips while your partner is sitting back, keeping her arms and spine straight
  • While you are relaxing into this pose, let yourself soften into it. Stay in this pose for about 5 to 7 breaths
  • Come out of this pose by releasing each other’s arms and bringing your torsos upright. You can do this again in the opposite direction, this time bring your partner into the Forward Fold pose.

3. The Partner Twist

This pose is an effective way to cleanse your body and also help in the detoxifying process. This pose is an enjoyable way to initiate playfulness with your partner.

Here’s how to do it:

  • You can start in a seated position with your legs crossed and your backs are resting against each other
  • Breathe in as you reach your arms overhead
  • Breathe out and start twisting your body to the right, bring your right hand to the inside of your partner’s left knee while your left hand to the outside of your right thigh or knee. Your partner should do the same movement.
  • Hold this position for about 3 to 5 breaths and then do it again on your opposite side.

4. The Buddy Boat

If you and your partner are both energetic, you will love this yoga pose. It is actually very playful that it encourages laughter, but the best thing is that it will gently work your core.

Here’s how to do it:

  • Look for a seating position that you find comfortable. Face each other while your knees bent and your toes touching. Then start reaching for your partner’s wrist.
  • Now, start walking your soles of feet together then draw your knees into your chest.
  • Make sure that you are keeping your spine straight while your chest opens then start to straighten your legs. I know this can be challenging but just try to stay playful as you are straightening your leg one at a time.
  • Hold this position for about 5 to 7 breaths.

5. The Back-to-Back Chair

This yoga pose is not only a brilliant, exciting bonding but it is also a good way to strengthen your quads and improve your posture.

Here’s how to do it:

  • Stand with your backs touching while your elbows are linked. Try to feel and keep up with the breath of your partner.
  • Then, press against each other’s back as you walk your feet forward. Make sure you keep your lower back as well as spine touching your partner’s as you try to go down for a sitting position (take note that this should not be lower than 90 degrees).
  • Hold this pose for at least 2 to 3 breaths then gradually go back to standing by carefully rising. If you want some added strengthening challenge, try to lower yourself repeatedly.

Final Thought

If you are looking for the best way to heighten your individual yoga practice, and at the same time take your relationship with someone else into another level, you should consider these partner yoga poses.

This is a really great way to improve and cultivate both physical and emotional support in a relationship. It’s also an opportunity to be open and develop full faith in each other. What are you waiting for? Grab a friend or a loved one and roll out your mats. See what happens!