Yoga is a great way to unwind and decompress at the end of a long day, but you don’t have to go it alone on the mat. In fact, some poses are even better when you pair up. Whether you’re a total beginner or an advanced yogi, these two-person yoga poses can help you connect with your friend or partner while building confidence and strength.
The definition of yoga is “yoke” or “union,” and while this union usually means between body and soul, yoga poses with a partner can also bring two people closer together. In fact, there’s no better way to connect with someone you love than by helping each other achieve your goals. It doesn’t matter if one of you is there for the flexibility and the other for the mental perks; as long as you practice together, you will reach your goals sooner.
On top of that, it’s just plain fun to try yoga in pairs, especially if you’ve been practicing solo for a while. Partner poses help you experience yoga from a different perspective, and the support (both physical and emotional) you receive can help you improve faster. And let’s face it: lying side-by-side in savasana at the end of your practice is pretty much a dream come true.
You do not know where to start ? Check out these couple yoga poses to help you relax while connecting with your best friend or partner.