Doing yoga poses with partner can increase intimacy and connection, help deepen your stretches and it’s just more fun to do with someone else. These partner yoga poses are beginner to intermediate level, no flying splits or peacock poses yet!
Here are seven starter yoga poses that you can do with a partner. Unfortunately, my partner is the one usually behind the camera so I haven’t gotten a third person to take photos. I hope you enjoy my drawings until I can find a photographer.
Sit with your knees up. Straighten your back and put the soles of your feet together.
Gently lower your knees. Have your partner kneel behind you and gently push your knees towards the floor. Make sure to let your partner know when to stop applying pressure.
Wide Angle Sitting Forward Bend
Partner Sitting Forward Bend Pose
Sit up and open your legs as wide as they can comfortably go.
Have your partner sit across from you and place their feet either on your ankles or under your knees. Move yourself forward as far as you can comfortably go. If you want to, have your partner grab your forearms (between your wrists and elbows) and gently pull you towards them.
Child Pose and Fish Pose
Start this pose back-to-back in a kneeling position like hero pose. One partner pushes back and the other partner bends forward into child’s pose. The partner pushing back can stretch their arms backward and straighten their legs.
Sit facing each other with your knees bent in front of you. Grasp each other’s hands on the outside of your legs. Touch sole to sole and straighten your legs one leg at a time as far upwards as they can go. This pose takes flexibility and balance so don’t be surprised if you have to try it a few times.
Stand next to each other and wrap your “inside” arms around your partner’s waist. Take your “outside” arm (if you need to) and pull your “outside” leg up into tree position. Once you have your balance you can either join each other’s hands in anamaste hand pose or up above your head like in moon pose.
Stand back-to -back. Step yourright leg forward and bend forward towards that legs from your hip sockets (not your back). Once you are bent forward reach back and hold your partners forearms for support and to deepen the pose. Straighten up when you are finished. Repeat with the other leg.
Wide Legged Forward Bend
Stand back-to -back. Open your legs wider than shoulder with. Bend forward using your hip sockets. Reach through your legs to hold your partners forearms and deepen the stretch.
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