Definition - What does Partner Yoga mean?
Partner yoga is a style of asana practice in which two people support each other in poses in a way that enhances the postures and builds trust and communication. Working with a partner provides balance in a pose while establishing and maintaining proper body alignment. It also allows each yogi to experience the pose in a different way.
Partner yoga helps build relationships as the yogis share the pose, movements and breath. Each must step outside him/herself to connect with the other and work together.
Yogapedia explains Partner Yoga
Partner yoga can deepen a pose, such as boat pose, in which the soles of the partners' feet touch, and they grasp hands. Typically a strong core workout, boat pose also becomes a hamstring stretch in Partner yoga.
Other simple partner poses include:
- Double downward-facing dog – One yogi practices down dog while the second yogi practices with his/her feet on the lower back of the first and hands on the ground.
- Partner fold – The partner yogis face each other in seated wide angle with feet touching, and then grasp eachother's arms. One partner folds forward while the other reclines.
- Double standing forward bend – The yogis stand back-to-back with buttocks touching and each folds forward, then reaches back to grab the arms or shoulders of the other partner.
During These Times of Stress and Uncertainty Your Chakras May Be Blocked.
To help you bring attention to your chakras and to identify which of your chakras are causing you issues, we created the following quiz.
Try not to stress over every question, but simply answer based off your intuition. After all, you know yourself better than anyone else.