Yoga with a partner: 10 asanas to build relationships and awaken feelings
Close interaction, which implies this kind of yoga, develops confidence in the couple, because some poses require full attention and involvement. Adjusting to close contact, we learn to see and feel a partner, to open and accept each other.
Mutual assistance and support is taught to find a balance in unstable forms on the rug and in life.
Try to perform paired exercises can even those who have never done yoga. The task is to support each other, help the partner to perform asanas without too much stress and make the postures more stable. If one of the partners is more experienced, he can take on more complex asanas and guide the beginner.
Remember to remember the three general rules before beginning the following yoga exercises:
- Pay attention to warm-up before performing poses. You can recall any known warm-up or actively dance to music for a couple of minutes.
- Try to keep asanas at least six breaths. But if you become uncomfortable before, you need to get out of the asana.
- Communicate with each other throughout the practice. Do not perform poses, if it’s hard for you or a partner or some positions seem too complicated.
1. Setting up
Sit facing each other and join hands. Such a start will help to establish close contact, feel the joint breathing, attune. Look in the eyes of a partner, smile.
2. Balance “Tree Pose”
Stand on the rug. In standing position, connect the feet and palms. Hold the balance, and then repeat with the other leg.
3. Pose “Warrior”
Face each other, step back with your left foot, leaving the right one in front. Bend the knee of the right leg at right angles, keep the left leg in the tone, the foot – on the toe. Evenly distribute the weight on both legs.
Raise your hands and, combining your palms, feel the support in the hands of the partner, and then gently bend over in the back.
Repeat the posture by changing your legs.
4. The slope of the dog “Muzzle down”
The main task of the pose is to help the partner stretch the spine. After he lay down on his back, put his feet on his lower leg. Make sure he is comfortable. Connect the palms of your hands, firmly clasping your fingers.
The task of your partner is to keep a steady effort, helping you to stretch out your arms and reach the ultimate stretch of your back.
5. Deflection “Dog face up”
Make a transition from the previous position – bend over the entire length of the back and stretch upward, leading the chest forward. The hands of a partner lying on the floor are the support for the balance of the one who is on top. Fix the deflection position with the support on the partner’s hands.
In the sitting position, make a wrist lock, connecting your right hand with the partner’s left hand, the left one with his right hand. Stretch the crown up, stretching the spine, and then make a comfortable twist, helping each other to create the necessary lever to rotate the torso.
Repeat the other way.
7. The slope of the “Pose of the corner”
Sit with your legs wide apart so that your feet feel support. Help the partner to descend into a slope, hands taking his body down to a comfortable feeling of stretching in the area of the legs and groin. It is important to try to keep your back straight.
8. Balance “Boat”
Connect the feet, straighten the legs in the knees, gently pulling them up. Hold each other’s hands. Try to keep your back flat.
9. Deflection of the “Camel”
Stand up, tightly connecting your hips, leaving your knees on the width of your pelvis. Grab the forearms of each other and try to leave neatly and evenly together into the deflection.
10. Rest “The Pose of a Child”
One of the partners takes the pose of the child: from the position sitting on his knees leans forward, relaxing, and if possible puts his head on the floor, while trying to touch the buttocks of the heels.
The second one sits next to each other, back to back, and then gently tilts back, straightening his legs. Partner from above appears in the trough and creates a gentle uniform pressure of his weight on the partner from below.
Yoga with a partner is a way to turn ordinary practice into a game. Be braver, open up to experiments, invent new poses. Let your imagination know no bounds!