Partner poses are a great way to connect, communicate, and have fun together. Check out this list of benefits from Breath Repeat:
5 Benefits of Couples Yoga
1) Couples Yoga takes you deeper!
In partner yoga, two people merge their yoga practices together for a different and deeper experience. It works best when both partners are fully engaged in the experience, and rely on each other to maintain balance, alignment and focus within a posture. This additional physical support allows practitioners to experience a yoga pose in a different, often deeper way.
2) Couples Yoga breaks down barriers.
It can break down barriers in your physical body as well as your emotional body and get you closer to your partner all while doing something that’s healthy for your mind body and spirit. Sounds like a win/win, right?
3) Couples Yoga enhances and cultivates relationships.
When done correctly, partner yoga not only elevates each person’s individual yoga practice, but can also strengthen relationships between its participants. It’s a great thing to do with your significant other, but also with a friend, or family member.
4) It improves your self-awareness and ability to trust.
While many people may consider yoga to be a largely internal pursuit, partner yoga corrects the misconception that it’s easier to accomplish things independently. In learning to trust another person, you deepen your ability to trust yourself — both as a practitioner of yoga and in life in general. In other words, two minds – and bodies! – are better than one. Sharing your practice can dramatically increase the benefits you reap. Plus, you’re helping someone else deepen their practice. How exciting is that?
5) Couples Yoga keeps you in touch.
Touch is an integral part of partner yoga: leverage, traction and kinesthetic awareness all heighten the body’s ability to perform and make it possible to go more deeply into poses with less effort. Plus, touch is healing.
If you’re looking for a way to heighten your individual yoga practice while also taking your relationship with someone else to the next level, consider this approach to physical and emotional fitness. Grab a loved one, roll out one mat, and see what happens!
Each enrollment is good for two people.