Partner Yoga Poses to Strengthen Your Relationship

The couple who does yoga together, stays together! Here’re 5 easy yoga stretches to strengthen relationship intimacy & love. 

Show your partner that yoga is as much for males as it is for females—these five simple and very easy yoga stretch poses can be done by a total beginner.

Standing Back Bend

Begin your partner yoga session with this stretch to warm up the back muscles and open the chest. Hold on to your partner’s forearm for balance, which also enables both of you to bend backwards deeper if needed.

Standing Forward Bend

forward fold

Do the Standing Forward Bend as the counter stretch. After you have folded forward, hold your partner’s arms for balance and to get a deeper stretch.

Seated Twist

Seated Twist

Stretch the core and obliques in this seated twist—turn to the left and reach for your partner’s right knee, and he does the same at the same time. Repeat on the right side. Ensure that your hips remain connected to the floor.

Seated Back Stretch

backbend

Partner yoga is great for loosening tight back muscles together. As you bend backwards onto your partner’s back, he bends forward to provide you with support. Repeat by allowing him to bend backwards onto you. Again, keep hips connected to the floor.

Boat Pose

Boat Pose

Give yourselves a partner yoga challenge by working the core muscles together with Boat Pose. Lift your legs and touch your feet with each other, then reach out to hold each other’s hand. For a deeper stretch, look up at the ceiling.

Bonus Pose: Plank

Plank

Feeling confident? Get your partner to plank and you use him as your support to do your plank on him!

This story was originally published by our friends at SOULSCAPE.

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Patricea Chow – “I love moving in rhythm to a beat—I do yoga, pole dance, HIIT & Pilates to trance music! Combined with daily 10-minute morning positivity & 10-minute evening gratitude mediations—a habit I picked up during a 10-year stay in Bali—they get me in to a meditative state where my body, soul & mind unite in peace. This enables me to develop creative content marketing initiatives.” MOVE: Camatkarasana, flying chair widow pole spin, rhumba walk EAT: Durian, raw cacao nibs, coconut water, matcha green tea LIVE: Front zip sports bras, trance music BREATHE: “Today was the Tomorrow you were promised Yesterday.” ~ Stacey Pullen ESCAPE: Writing in my journal & my soon-to-be-published book of prose; anywhere with friends who make me laugh until my belly aches; reading Paulo Coelho, J.R.R. Tolkien, Neil Gaiman; dance

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