The common notion about doing a split is that when you recover your stand, you step first with your right foot forward, approximately a third of the way and only then you move in with your left foot intact.
That’s why practicing Yoga together with your partner is actually a brilliant idea! Besides the fact, that we have our whole separate class of our own for that matter, you can surely also keep a practice at home.
These 18 postures (or asanas) that we’ve compiled here are the most essential ones and they will surely help you get it on in a great way!
#1: Arching Heart
This one is the go-to posture for a pair that are both flexible enough!
#2: Double Standing Forward Bend
Keeping it as close together, while bending and holding hands usually lasts for 5 good deep breaths… Perfect posture to precede it – the “Backpack”…
#3: Double Down Dog
The person on the bottom gets a sweet lower-back release feel and can deepen the stretch in the hamstrings, while a person at the top stretches the back and chest just perfectly.
#4: Down Dog Bow
Performing this posture highly increases the flexibility of your spine. Besides, it feels just great to feel some weight on the top!
#5: Double Sandwich
One of the most basic, yet most effective poses in a legs stretching…
#6: Double Wide Boat
This asana done with a partner will deepen the stretch in your hamstrings while working your core.
#7: Child’s Pose Lounge
That one provides an amazingly deep stretch in the lower back and stretches the abs, chest, and arms of that partner who’s on top…
#8: Double Gate
This one will give you perfect stretch both for your back and your sides…
#9: Down Dog Scorpion
One of the most complicated postures on the list, you might eventually need a help from a third person to get on the lower partner’s back, while balancing on your forearms and bouncing your legs back on your head…
#10: Flying Bow
Working this one will demand a bit of a fighting with gravity to stretch your back perfectly…
#11: Supported Easy or Half Lotus Pose
This is the perfect opportunity to improve on your posture. Use your human wall to assure proper alignment of your spine while sitting in either Easy or Half Lotus Pose.
#12: Forward and Back Bend Pose
While one partner exhales and folds forward the other comes to lie across their back for a backbend. This encourages a deeper forward and back bend for both partners. Trade the places a few times…
#13: Buddy Boat Pose
Once again, this posture is pretty easy, but definitely a good one for your spine and shoulders!
#14: Double-Sided Stretch Pose
Bending and leaning your back is all what this one is about…
#15: Thick Tree Pose
Lean in the side of your hips together and afterwards raise your leg as they raise the opposite leg and guide them onto your inner upper thighs, then wrap your hands around…
#16: Twin Warriors Pose
Hands and wrists are front and center here!
#17: Dancer Duo Pose
Perfect for training a sense of balance between two partners… Switch a few times…
#18: Forearm Stand Pose
A perfect opposite… Not to mention, switch it a few times between yourselves…
… and come join us at our Yoga for Couples classes after practicing this homework!