Tennis, badminton, ping pong, wrestling, and boxing–these are all sports that come to mind when you think of activities that can be done with a partner.
Well, it’s time to add yoga to that list. Most people think of it as an individual activity since it’s usually practiced in a quiet, relaxing atmosphere, but doing yoga with your couple is becoming more popular, and there are several benefits to boot. 🤩
Whether you’re a long-time practitioner of the art or considering giving it a try
Here are six benefits that you’ll get from doing yoga with your couple:
While yoga is what one might consider a “safe” activity, you do need to have some degree of trust for those positions when you rely on your partner to keep you from falling over.
At first, this may be difficult, but it’s a way to let go of the need to be fully independent–at least for the duration of the class–while you learn to rely on your partner. Over time, this deepening of trust between the two of you will spread over into other areas of your personal life.
Most couples are always on-the-go and hardly have time to say much more than the obligatory “hello” and “goodbye,” sweetened with a peck on the cheek, if the clock allows.
Careers children civic duties and more take up valuable time
While they are all valid reasons for not having much bonding time, it won’t occur unless it gets scheduled. Signing up for a class with your partner is a sure-fire way to get in some guaranteed bonding time.
In partner yoga, couples connect by touching one another and practicing their non-verbal communication skills to go through the movements.
The more you participate, the better you’ll get at reading one another’s facial expressions and body movements, thereby enhancing your communication abilities.
Couple yoga gives you the ultimate intimate connection and teaches you postures that will unite you physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It’s a unique way in which you can interact with your partner.
Yoga is known for its ability to help participants release tension and stress, and the same holds when you do it in tandem with your partner.
Had a nasty fight full of harsh words the other day?
Better make sure you don’t skip your yoga session this week since you can use the time to release the negative tension from your body and replace it with loving, positive energy.
Stress, a poor self-image, and fatigue are some of the culprits that suppress your libido, and yoga can help to counteract them.
By practicing yoga, not only will you be more interested in taking things to the bedroom after class, but you’ll also be able to enjoy the physical benefits that yoga produces, including improved muscle control, flexibility and strength.
Yoga also teaches you how to “be in the present,” ☀
Meaning you’ll spend time focusing on your partner and the experience, rather than planning next week’s grocery list.
Now that you know just how great a partner can be for your relationship, go sign up for a class today. Don’t worry if your first class–or five–finds the two of you struggling to get the poses right.
You should go at your own pace and work to create an experience that’s great for both of you so that you continue your journey to better health, and a better relationship, by practicing yoga for years to come.