Practicing Yoga with your Partner : 14 Yoga Poses Practice To Deepen Your Connection




Are you looking to deepen your connection with your partner? Feeling detached? Yoga is a great way to reconnect with yourself and your relationship. If you’ve never practiced yoga with your partner, there's no time like now to get started! And Myyogateacher is the perfect place! You can practice with your partner at home, in your safe and secure place. Begin your journey with us today! 

Why Should Couples Practice Yoga Together?

According to a 2016 study, a mindfulness practice with your partner can result in a higher quality relationship. Being present in the experience with your partner is key. Yoga can be your form of “couples therapy” and here's why! 

1. Promotes Happiness

We know your partner already gives you butterflies but on days you're feeling down, connecting together with your movement and breath can boost endorphins. 

2. Improves your Communication

When you start to practice yoga together, you and your partner learn to take non-verbal cues as you move. This practice off the mat, will improve communication by learning to read each other's body language and facial expressions. 

3. Improved Sex

Yoga teaches us how to move with our partner's body and breath. This will enhance your sex life because our bodies will better understand how to respond to one another physically. 

4. Reduces Stress, Anxiety and Anger

Practicing yoga or physical activities together can help us understand what upsets our partner which will make us more understanding of their triggers and emotional responses. It can also help us learn how to help our partner cope with stress through breathwork. 

What are the Benefits of Couples Yoga?

When you start to practice yoga together with your partner, the effects are long lasting. Here are some of the benefits of joining bodies on the mat. 

  1. Initiates physical and emotional support. Yoga forces you and your partner to physically lean on one another for support. Like the grown up version of a “trust fall”. 

  2. Creates shared memories & experiences! There’s nothing more memorable than learning a new skill or trying something scary with the one you love. 

  3. Strength and stability. If you’re ready to take the plunge into building a practice together, you will emotionally grow together in stability and strength while also using your physical strength to hold each other up. How cosmic and beautiful!

  4. And of course, MORE LOVE! What could be better than building a deeper connection with your partner? 

What is Tantric Yoga?

Tantric yoga is designed to help you build and strengthen your relationship with your partner through connected bodies and energies. When most people hear “tantric” they assume it’s always about sex but the practice is about fostering the relationship between two partners. If you’d like to build a tantric practice into your partner yoga experience, you can end your session with a “Tantric yoga meditation.”

Want to give it a try? Here’s a set of beginner steps to start your tantric connection. 

  • Focus on your breathing.

  • Slow down. Start to deepen your inhales and exhales together. 

  • Make eye contact. Look into your partner's eyes and focus. 

  • Start engaging your senses. (hear, feel, taste, smell, see) 

  • See where you end up! 

How does Yoga Together Promote Intimacy?

Have you ever told your partner you’re “not on the same page” as them? When you start doing yoga together, you’ll never say that again. When we practice yoga, we become present in our bodies. We connect our movement to our breath and no matter what’s going on around us, we can breathe and stay focused. When we do yoga with a partner, we fall into sync together. We become one. Your breath, movement and bodies will start to naturally fall into the same rhythm together. This rhythm will create a closeness that will promote more intimacy in everything you do with your partner. The “yoga” you do together off the mat will be more rewarding and fulfilling because you choose to connect with your practice. 

Ready to deepen your connection with Yoga? 

You can practice with us at MyYogaTeacher from the comfort of your own home. Try a two week free trial on us! Our classes are live with authentic, expert Indian yoga instructors to guide you through your practice. Looking for a more private experience? Try our 1-on-1 classes where the practice is built just for you and your partner! To start, build your practice at home with your partner using these beginner poses. 

14 Yoga Poses to Try With Your Partner

These yoga poses for 2 will help you move together while building intimacy, trust and security:

1. Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose)

Do this pose facing each other. Put your hands on your partner’s knees.

2. Chair Pose (Utkatasana)

Do this pose back to back. Hold each other up as gravity pulls you down. 

3. Seated Forward Bend Pose (Paschimottanasana)

Bring your feet to your partner’s and reach forward to join hands. Pull each other into the stretch. 

4. Revolved Chair Pose (Parivrtta Utkatasana)

Hold opposite hands and twist the outside arm open. Switch sides. 

5. Down Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana) 

Easy: Come to child's pose and have your partner put their hands on your lower back in downdog. 

Harder: Bring your feet to your partner’s lower back and come up into an L shape. 

6. Child's Pose (Bālāsana)

Stack your child’s pose over your partner’s. 

7. Tree Pose ( Vrikshasana)

Stand side by side and join hands. Use your strength to hold each other up.

8. Standing Forward Fold Pose ( Uttanasana)

Hinge at the hips and reach for your partner's arms around both your legs or hold hands in your bend. 

9. Camel Pose (Ustrasana) 

Instead of reaching back, let your heart open but hold your partner's outer arms. Let your hearts face each other. 

10. Boat Pose (Navasana)

Face one another and connect your feet with your knees bent. Lift your legs straight if you can. When you’re ready to balance, hold hands. 

11. Side Angle Bend Pose (Utthita Parsvakonasana) 

Stand in warrior two opposite your partner. With the arm that's down, grab hands. 

12. Warrior 3 Pose (Virabhadrasana)

When hinging at the hips, bring your hands to your partner’s shoulders and lift your back (opposite) leg. 

13. Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

Have one partner stack their feet on the other’s thighs then lift up. You can keep your hands on the ground or hold hands together. 

14. Savasana Pose

Come together to finish your practice!

Bring one hand to your heart, and one to join your partners. Breathe deeply together and relax.

If you’re feeling the love, keep the connection going by making your practice more consistent.  Now you have all the tools you need to build a stronger connection with your partner! Join us online and start your at home practice today! 

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