If you're in a relationship rut or just always looking for a fun new activity to try with your partner, couples yoga is a healthy way to shake things up and add a little spark back into your relationship.
These couples poses can be a challenge, but are also great for beginners — you don't need to be a yoga expert to get through this practice. Just remember to always listen to your body and don’t do anything that hurts. And don't forget to laugh and have a blast connecting with your partner!
This is a gentle way to connect with your partner, helps open the heart and is an easy way to connect with your breath.
Twists help cleanse the body and assist in the detoxifying process. This is also a fun way to initiate playfulness with your partner.
This helps open the shoulders and chest, which is the seat of our energetic heart.
Balance poses encourage focus, and this specific pose invites playful focus while being a gentle hip opener.
This is a gentle inversion that brings length in the spine. It also inspires communication and closeness.
Feels so good! This pose opens the hamstrings and calms the nervous system.
This pose is energetic and gently works the core. It is playful and encourages laughter.
After finishing the poses, come to a neutral position lying next to each other on your backs in corpse pose, maybe resting hands together gently. Allow the body to completely relax with your eyes closed. Feel the closeness with your partner and your connection to the present moment. Relax in this pose for three to five minutes before completing your practice.
Get to know your partner and yourself better with these duo-driven poses. If you and your partner love them, look for acroyoga classes in your area to explore more.
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Originally published February 2014. Updated February 2017.
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