Partner yoga: the secret path to grow together

Yoga in sanskrit means “Union” and this is exactly what partner yoga aims to achieve: a uniting of two people.
It is a incredible way to build stronger communication and intimacy in any kind of relationship. In fact, even if you don’t have a life partner, you can still use the power of partner yoga to strengthen other relationships in your life, such as family bonds and friendships.
Postures and flow sequences are designed to create and increase trust, strengthen communication and create a sense of laughter and light heartedness!

One practice with many benefits

Here are some of the benefits of practicing partner yoga and what it can bring to your relationship:

1. Cultivates Physical And Emotional Support

Both partners need to be fully engaged in the experience and rely on each other for the creation of poses to maintain balance, alignment and focus. This is a great way to heighten the connection you have with your special someone as you learn to let go, enhance your communication, be open and have full faith in each other to give full support during the poses.

2. Build Trust

There does need to be a degree of trust when relying on a partner to keep one from falling over. This may be difficult, but, over time, this deepening of trust between one another will spread over into other areas of one’s personal life. In partner yoga, in fact, you must rely on and work with your partner to achieve proper alignment, focus, and balance: if one goes down, the other will follow. Plus working together to hold the pose, trusting that you’re each doing your part, is a perfect metaphor for any relationship. In learning to trust another person, you deepen your ability to trust yourself. Partner Yoga practices reveal the beauty of our interdependence. Also in life we can accomplish much more, with much more joy and ease when we support each other.

3. Improve Non-Verbal Communication

In partner yoga, couples connect by touching one another and practicing their non-verbal communication skills in order to go through the movements. The more one participates, the better someone gets at reading one another’s facial expressions and body movements, thereby enhancing communication abilities.

4. Deepen Your Relationship

Partner yoga provides the ultimate intimate connection and teaches postures that will unite couples physically, emotionally and spiritually. If you’re practicing with your significant other, you may find that the act of touching each another in a different way builds a new kind of intimacy. We also tend to have a particular tendency in our relational patterns, but there is no giver or receiver in a yoga pose in Partner Yoga, both partners are fully engaged in their own experience, each with their own clear role of support for the other person – creating that perfect sense of balance.

A Flying Partner Yoga Pose performed by Arpita and Arjuna from Mahadevi Ashram on Sahasrara Mat

5. Release Stress and Tension

Yoga is known to help release tension and stress. After a fight, attending the yoga class will help couples to release the negative tension and replace it with loving, positive energy. Yoga also teaches us how to “be in the present,” meaning one can spend time focusing on their partner and the experience.

6. Improve Romance

Stress, a poor self-image and fatigue are some of the culprits that suppress the desire for romantic moments. Practicing yoga with your loved ones can help to bring you closer. Partner yoga creates a fabulous sense of fun, and a sense of letting go and allowing you to not take yourselves and each other too seriously!

Discover Partner Yoga, you will love it!

Practicing yoga with your partner allows you to set aside your differences in order to work together toward a common goal, while improving your communication with one another. Not only does partner yoga make you feel better and more confident in yourself, but it also makes you feel stronger and more connected as a couple, deepening your relationship.

YogicYantra Shiva-Shakti Unity is a set of two Natural Yoga Mats made of Cork and Natural Tree Rubber, dedicated to couples that want to deepen their relationship through the ancient practice of Yoga.