Doing Yoga can be really fun, especially if you do it with a friend. Grab your spouse, a loved one, or a friend and try out these partner yoga poses. Most of the poses can be modified for any level!
6 Fun Partner Yoga Poses
There are many contraindications (including pregnancy) for yoga poses, which is why consulting your doctor before practicing yoga is essential. You should also have a certified yoga teacher that learn and practice under in person. These poses are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Partner Boat Pose
This pose takes some flexibility for both people. To modify, bend your legs and use a strap to connect your hands.
Partner Downward Dog
One person starts in Downward Dog Pose and the other person places their hands a couple feet in front of their partner. Step one foot at a time onto your partner’s hips. Make sure you don’t put pressure on their back.
I have done this Pose with four people before. You just keep adding people to the front! If you are going a chain, you will want to place your hands a little farther away so that your back is not completely vertical. This way, the next person has something to rest their feet on.
Partner Dancer Pose
Both people need pretty good balance for this double Dancer Pose. You can use a strap around your foot if you can’t get the hand/foot connection.
Partner High Lunge
In the Partner High Lunge, your back heel is lifted. If you can’t connect your hands, use a strap or two. A larger difference in height will require using straps.
Partner Tree Pose
This is one of my personal favorite partner yoga poses. Make sure that when you start your standing legs aren’t too close together. If they are too close, you won’t be able to shift your balance enough and will fall over.
I would highly recommend that both people are very secure in “middle of the room” headstands. Even then, I would use a spotter or two for this pose. Connecting the bottom of your feet will help reduce the risk of falling backward onto each other.
Doing yoga with a friend can be a lot of fun. If you enjoyed doing these poses, you should check out Acro Yoga. It’s like Partner Yoga, but way crazier! Acro Yoga Videos That Will Make Your Jaw Drop has some of my favorite videos of Acro Yoga. If you live in a bigger city, you may be able to attend an Acro Yoga workshop!