Best Yoga Poses for Two People (2022 Guide)

by Inspyria  31-03-2022

Yoga for two people, also called partner yoga, is an asana practice in which two people work together to perform poses that support each other.

A great way to create experiences, build trust, and better relationships

Best Yoga Poses for Two People (2022 Guide)
It can make the overall yoga experience more rewarding by strengthening relationships and trust among partners. It also makes yoga a bit more fun! In this article, we´ll describe some of the best poses to explore yoga for two people. Keep on reading to know more!

Partner yoga is both a physical and mental exercise, and each person will experience each pose in a different way. You can practice yoga for two in a class or at home, just make sure to stretch and warm up a little before doing the next poses.

The Double Tree 

Best Yoga Poses for Two People (2022 Guide)

A beginner-friendly pose that derives from the individual tree pose. Begin by lifting one foot up against your thigh while staying balanced on your other foot. Next, hold on to your partner with one arm, and once you find symmetry and balance, stay in the pose for a few seconds.

Double seated twist

Best Yoga Poses for Two People (2022 Guide)

A variation from the individual spinal twist pose. In this pose, you and your partner start by sitting back to back in a cross-legged position. Work the pose with your breath and as you exhale twist clockwise around each other. Use your partner´s knee to leverage a deeper twist. Hold the pose for a few breaths and twist to the other side.

Standing forward fold

Best Yoga Poses for Two People (2022 Guide)

Start by standing back to back with your partner, then reach your arms overhead as you inhale and fold slowly at the hips as you exhale. Grab your partner´s ankles or shoulders. The pose requires a level of elasticity that may be difficult for some people. In such cases, widen your stance to make it easier.

Downward facing dog

Best Yoga Poses for Two People (2022 Guide)

In this pose, one person will do a classic downward-facing dog while the other does an L shape supported stance. It is easier than it looks, but it does require focus and communication. Hold the pose at a comfortable and stable position and then switch positions with your partner.

Double plank pose

Best Yoga Poses for Two People (2022 Guide)

You have probably tried this individual pose before as a core exercise, and now you get to step up the difficulty by adding balance with your partner. One person does a plank pose while the other person enters from the side to grab the partner´s ankles and gently place their feet at the base person's shoulders.

Partner boat rose

Best Yoga Poses for Two People (2022 Guide)

A more challenging pose that will require balance and core strength. Start by facing your partner and outside of your legs to hold hands. Next, bend your knees up while touching the soles of your partner´s feet. Now, slowly straighten your legs to form the boat pose.

Airplane plank pose

Best Yoga Poses for Two People (2022 Guide)

Definitely, a fun pose to explore with your partner. The base partner lays flat on the ground while bending the knees up to place their feet on the partner´s hip bones. The other partner brings their shoulders forward while the base partner slowly straightens their legs.

Hopefully, you have found some new ways to create experiences, build trust, and better relationships through yoga. Now is your turn to take action and practice what you have learned here. Visit us at Inspyria and give yourself the opportunity of a life-changing experience by choosing one of our many yoga retreats.


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