We often think of yoga as a therapeutic or meditative practice. Yoga helps deepen the connection to our state of mind and our body. It is an opportunity to focus on breath and bodily alignment. But did you know yoga also helps to build stronger communication and intimacy with others, specifically through the practice of Partner Yoga?
Partner Yoga is a newly emerging practice, which involves two or more people joining together to practice yoga. Unlike partner-assisted yoga where one person is practicing yoga and other is assisting, Partner Yoga deepens the impact of yoga poses that are mutually beneficial.
For those individuals who choose to practice Partner Yoga with a friend or loved one, it is a great opportunity to connect with our partners to promote healthy relationships. By working with another individual, Partner Yoga helps bring our relational patterns into balance. We begin to sense a physical and spiritual awareness between our partners and ourselves.
Partner Yoga is an excellent way to interact and relate to our partners. This non-verbal practice requires couples to communicate through physical touch and support. In order to properly execute each posture, mutual trust must be established. This helps build greater intimacy and connection between couples.
If you are interested in trying Partner Yoga, visit your Vancouver Teacher Training Studio. Take our 2hr workshop and learn how to execute paired postures, practice Thai massage, and decompress with someone you care about. Feel free to come with a friend or alone. We are also offering a teacher training program starting May 4. Feel free to contact us for more information!