5 Yoga Poses For Two Beginners

1. Partner Twist

Twists help cleanse and detoxify your body of any toxins, so on the real, if you and your yoga partner took one too many tequila shots last night, this pose was basically made for you.

Even if a hangover isn’t getting the best of you, though, this pose will still feel so rejuvenating and allow you to connect with your friend or your bae by feeling their breathing come into a rhythm with your own.

Sit with your backs flat against each other, and begin inhaling and exhaling deeply. Make sure to repeat the twist on both sides for a nice, juicy sense of balance.

 

2. Double Downward Dog

If you’ve been practicing yoga for a while, you might think that downward dog is getting a little boring. Adding a partner to the mix is a surefire way to spice things up and encourage all the lengthening and strengthening of the spine.

Communication is key in this fun and friendly pose, so make sure you’re being verbal with your partner about what feels comfortable and what doesn’t. Plus, always remember to signal when you’re ready to come down from the pose. As fun as this is, you guys can’t be chillin’ like that all damn day, you know?

 

3. Buddy Boat Pose
Buddy boat pose is a playful twist on an already awesome core-sculptor. This bad boy will stretch you and your partner’s hamstrings all the way out, while encouraging support and strength overall.

You might not be able to fully straighten your legs in this pose, but that’s totally OK. In fact, you can use it as an incentive to keep on working on this asana with you partner ’til your legs straighten all the way out.

Fair warning: It might take a little while to fully figure out how to balance and breathe through this pose with one another, but it’ll surely teach you both to laugh it off when you fall out of it, and to always get up and try again, no matter how many times it takes to nail the pose.

 

 4. Double Tree Pose
Some days, balancing poses are so freaking hard. But when you have a buddy to lean on, it’s a total game-changer, and you feel like you could honestly stand on one leg for days with your partner’s support. Together, you’ll feel unstoppable AF.

Remember to breathe evenly and consistently as you both root yourselves into the ground. Focus on feeling present and grateful for the bodies that you have.

For an extra challenge, try closing your eyes. But if you topple over onto each other, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

 

5. Partner Dancer’s Pose
Doing dancer’s pose with a partner will probably require a bit of flexibility, a touch of balance, and a lot of focus.

Holding hands and using your bud to balance on will be challenging at first, but once you really communicate with one another and instill a sense of trust, you’ll find yourselves nailing this pose like pros.

Once you’ve got this partner pose down, be sure to hunt down a third-party photographer, because that moment is seriously going to look cute and graceful AF.

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