5 Best 2 People Yoga Poses

What Is 2 Person Yoga Called

Yoga poses for two people is called partner yoga or couples yoga.

Practicing with your partner or friend can be a fun way to strengthen your relationship.

Also, you will improve your flexibility, balance, and posture.

Benefits of 2 People Yoga Poses

  • Mental and physical health
  • Increased muscle tone
  • Improved Breathing
  • Reduced stress

1. Seated Forward Fold (Paschimottanasana)

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Step 1: Begin in staff pose, seated on the mat.

Step 2: Keep your legs extended long in front of you.

Step 3: Flex your feet so that the soles of your feet are touching.

Step 4: Lean forward with a straight spine, and allow your head to fall completely forward as you take hold around the back of your own feet to hold onto your partner’s feet.

Hold for 30 seconds and then swap.

2. Standing Forward Fold (Uttanasana)

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Step 1: Start in a mountain pose with your and your partner’s back against each other.

Step 2: Inhale at the same time and raise your arms upward.

Step 3: On exhale, bend from the hips such that your chest rests on the thighs.

Step 4: Grab the elbow at the same time.

Hold for a minute. Release by bending at the hips. 

3. Boat Pose (Navasana)

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Step 1: Sit on your knees by facing your partner. Your toes should touch.

Step 2: Reach for your partner’s wrist.

Step 3: Hold and draw your knees towards your chest.

Step 4: Keep the chest open and the spine straight. Slowly straighten your legs.

Hold for 10 seconds and come out of it slowly.

4. Seated Twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana)

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Step 1: Sit in a cross-legged position with your backs against each other.

Step 2: Inhale, take your arms upward, and while twisting to the right, exhale.

Step 3: While twisting, bring your right hand to the left knee of your partner and the left hand to your right knee. (Your partner should mirror you).

Hold this position for 10 seconds and repeat the same by twisting on the other side as well.

5. Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

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Step 1: Start in a downward-facing dog position in front of each other.

Step 2: One of you has to move back and place feet on the back of the other person’s hip and maintain a stable position.

Step 3: Hold for a minute and then release.

Step 4: While coming out, the person at the back should wait till the person in the front gently steps of his/her back.

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