5 yoga poses for couples who can’t keep their hands off each other

Published on: 9 June 2022, 10:00 am IST

These 5 couple yoga poses are a superb way to stay fit and find a balance in your body and relationship too.

Shifa Khan
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These couple-friendly yoga asanas are a perfect way to rekindle your love. Image Courtesy: Instagram/ Aashka Goradia
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Yoga is the journey one takes within oneself. But, couple yoga focuses on communicating our fears and helping our partners achieve goals together. It strengthens the connection we have with our partner and helps in exploring your own mind to help you find your authentic self. 

Health Shots spoke to Himalayan Siddha Akshar, founder, Akshar Yoga Research and Development Center, who listed the benefits of doing couple yoga.

Akshar says, “Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’ which means union and can also be used to bring people closer together. Yoga is a very effective tool to connect with your partner or special one. It opens up the opportunity to bare your insecurities. Yoga can act as a common passion to bring you both closer and also adds innumerable physical and mental health benefits.”

Here are 2 benefits of performing couple yoga:

1. Shapes your communication

Very often, during a yoga session partners get the chance to help each other out. This can help in creating a better framework of communication due to the sharing of space between two people through yoga. Yoga can also be very handy to understand and respect another person’s boundaries. Once you realize this, you can start recognizing the positive space in between and realize how very important it is in building a positive relationship.

2. Allows you to learn together

Yoga is the playing field for expansion and self-development. And, partners or couples who are invested in empowering one another will stand the test of time. So, this is a great occasion to inspire, support and push each other. The way that you behave, interact and help each other on the yoga mat could well be a sign of how you manage outside of it.

If you’re in for a couple yoga session, try these following poses with your partner:

Hold each asana for 30 seconds and repeat for 3 sets

  • Sukhasana (Happy Pose)

Formation of the posture

  1. Sit in an upright position with both legs stretched out in Dandasan.
  2. Fold the left leg and tuck it inside the right thigh.
  3. Then fold the right leg and tuck it inside the left thigh.
  4. Place your palms on the knee
  5. Form Siddha Mudra.
  6. Sit erect with spine straight
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Couple yoga can boost intimacy. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog)

Formation of the posture

  1. To do Adho Mukha Svanasana, start on your fours, ensuring palms are under the shoulders and knees below hips.
  2. Lift the hips up, straighten the knees and elbows, and form an inverted ‘V’ shape.
  3. Now keep the hands shoulders width apart. Fingers point ahead.
  4. Put pressure on your palms and open your shoulder blades.
  5. Try to push your heels to the floor.
  6. Keep your eye focused on your big toes

Santolanasana (Plank Pose)

Formation of the posture

  1. Lie on your stomach.
  2. Place your palms under your shoulders and lift your upper body, pelvis and knees up.
  3. Use your toes to grip the floor and keep the knees straight.
  4. Ensure that your knees, pelvis and spine are aligned.
  5. Your wrists must be placed exactly below your shoulders with your arms kept straight.
  6. Hold the final posture for a while
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It’s time to fix your plank! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Samasthithi (Mountain pose)

Formation of the posture

  1. Stand with your feet together.
  2. Stretch your arms out beside your body and allow them to hover without making contact.
  3. Gently close eyes.
  4. Relax the body

Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose)

 Formation of the posture

  1. Begin by assuming Dandasan.
  2. Fold your legs and bring the soles of your feet together.
  3. Pull your heels closer to your pelvis.
  4. Gently push your knees down.
  5. Empty air from your stomach, lean your upper body forward and place your  forehead on the floor

Yoga can free you from the innumerable stressors of everyday life. And when you merge this energetic practice with your connection, it provides more than just physical health benefits. While you benefit from increased flexibility, strength, stamina, better immunity, and self-confidence, you are also building your personal connection through the process of couple yoga or partner yoga.

Shifa Khan Shifa Khan

An aesthete and a skincare junkie, Shifa spends most of her time cooking delish food while wearing a sheet mask. At HealthShots, she creates high-octane content that can leave you all a little intrigued!

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