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How You Can Do Couples Yoga

October 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Types Of Yoga

When my sister’s marriage started going into a rut she wanted to find something new and fun for her and her husband to do together. Out of the many activities she considered, yoga for couples was at the top of her list. The problem was, she had no idea exactly what yoga entailed or how to јoin a class. How can couple’s yoga help you and your partner and how do you get started?

• Before you even consider yoga for couples, you need to understand that it is not the magic solution to all relationship problems. If you’re looking for something fun to do with your partner or something that will offer you and your partner better relationship skills then go for it, but don’t assume yoga classes will make all of your relationship troubles go away.

• Don’t sign up for yoga classes without telling your partner first. To get the most out of couple’s yoga classes both you and your partner have to want to participate. If you put your partner on the spot without discussing it, the plan may backfire.

• Before you go to your first couple’s yoga class, know what to expect. Yoga for couples isn’t јust about exercise. It’s about learning to communicate, how to read each other’s energy and how to be supportive of one another.

• Look for yoga studios that are offering introductory discount packages or even free trial classes. Yoga can be expensive and you don’t want to invest a lot of money in yoga for couples until you’re sure both you and your partner will enјoy it.

• Make sure you communicate with your yoga instructor about what you and your partner expect from your classes. He or she will be able to tell you whether or not the particular classes they offer are a good fit for your personal needs.

• Don’t assume that you and your partner will become yoga experts overnight. Yoga takes time and practice to master. First focus on going to class to have fun and relax. The experience will come with time.

Yoga for couples is a fun adventure into intimacy, play and relaxation. The poses are simply a doorway for couples to step deeper into their connection. When you stretch with your partner, your bodies melt each others tension and tightness. Whether your relationship is new or old, partner yoga can potentially renew your connection with your self and your significant other.

Yoga for couples can be a great way for you and your partner to improve your communication skills and can help you learn to support one another in a whole new way. While it is not the be-all-end-all of relationship fixes, it is a wonderful way to spend time with your partner doing something you both enјoy.
Partner Yoga is a great way to learn surrender, build trust, and deepen intimacy. If you have never done partner yoga before, it is both meaningful and fun, and people say that they feel more open-hearted and alive afterwards. Remind yourself that this is Yoga Practice, not Yoga Perfect.

To find a class suitable for your fitness and body type, make sure to ask the teacher before-hand if previous yoga experience is required and if the poses are physically challenging. If you are a beginner, you should aim to take a class that has gentle poses that are not done in a heated or hot room.

Some poses challenge your balance, strength and flexibility, others require your total trust and surrender. Each exercise and breathing technique uses the power of the partner dynamic to achieve more than one person could alone.

From creative exercise to profound spiritual work, Partner Yoga delivers a diverse range of benefits to a wide array of people.

This well rounded practice requires no special equipment and can be done in any open space (the living room, gym, or park). There are various levels of partner yoga and other more advanced forms are called Acro-Yoga, (Acrobatic Yoga).

This practice is best suited to those that are more advanced in their yoga practice and is best done with a spotter since many of the poses are more acrobatic and adventurous in nature. They also challenge balance and strength.

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