Doing yoga exercises for couples is a different and fun way to take advantage of all the benefits of yoga for body and mind, while helping to strengthen and improve the relationship by sharing an extraordinary experience together.
Yoga exercises for couples require teamwork and mutual trust . The results of one’s work depend on the support he receives from his partner and vice versa.
Yoga exercises for couples
1. Seated meditation
Many yoga sessions begin with meditation , which can be done in contact with the couple. Sit back to back with your legs simply crossed ( Sukhasana) or entwined with your feet on your thighs in the lotus position. Close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing.
They can try to synchronize inhalations and exhalations to start the exercises with a better connection.
2. Seated twist ( Parivritta Sukhasana )
In the same back meditation position, turn the torso to the left until reaching the partner’s right knee with the left hand. The right hand should rest on the left knee. Hold the position for several breaths and then repeat to the other side.
3. Stretching forward and backward
Still in the same position, back to back and legs crossed, stretch your arms up and hold your hands. One bends the waist forward pulling the couple backwards. Do it gently so as not to hurt your back.
4. Child’s pose
You sit on your knees, resting your buttocks on your heels, then lean your waist forward with your arms stretched out until your chest is on your knees. Afterwards, the couple lies on their backs against the back of the person in the child’s pose. This posture helps to further stretch the back.
5. Leg and waist stretch.
This position is similar to the child’s pose, but instead of picking up the legs they stretch forward, keeping them stretched. Bend the waist forward until reaching the toes with your hands. The couple lie back to back.
6. Boat Pose ( Navasana )
They sit face to face with their legs stretched out, holding the soles of their feet together. Then they take each other’s hands and begin to lift their legs together. They can keep them outside the arms or between them .
7. Back stretch ( Urdhva Uttanasana )
Stand, back to back, hold hands and lean the whole body, from the feet forward. Then they twist their backs back as if they were going to put their heads together. This exercise can also be performed by standing face to face , holding by the arms and contorting the back back.
8. Seated ( Utkatasana )
They stand face to face and hold each other’s hands. Little by little, they bend their knees until they are in a sitting position pulling the couple. This pose can extend to the asana Parivritta Utkatasana holding by one hand (left to right) and stretching the free hand back, turning the torso.
9. Opening of shoulders ( Uttanasana )
Stand facing each other with arms outstretched holding onto your shoulders. Go small steps backward keeping the legs and back straight, so that the waists are tilted until the swords are aligned to the ground. The arms should keep the pressure on the shoulders of the couple to stretch them.
With these simple yoga poses for couples you can start making yoga a routine that you will enjoy together and you will notice how these exercises give a new dimension to the relationship.