Working out with your best friend can be a great way to stay motivated. It is an excellent way to bond as well. Partner yoga, in particular, can be both challenging and invigorating.
This will be a great way to strengthen your sisterhood. If you are new to partner yoga, it might seem intimidating at first. Here are some tips and tricks to help you practice yoga with your best friend.
1) Get Connected
You have to know two-person yoga poses to be comfortable and to get connected. It is a crucial part of doing partner yoga.
Begin with a simple seated position that allows you to be physically synced with your partner. You can achieve this by touching your palms, knees, elbows, or toes with your partner.
After getting connected and settled in your space together, you need to start synchronizing your breath. Keep your eyes closed and breathe deeply through your nose. Exhale slowly and release your stress as well to boost your mental health.
2) Get Balanced
As you are no longer alone, you have to align with your friend and move as a collective. In this case, you will have to be mindful of your partner’s emotions in each pose.
Try new things outside of your comfort zone to make it more fun and exciting. Don’t get upset about how the pose looks. Falling over and laughing about it with your partner is what makes this sisterhood rewarding.
Trusting yourselves and each other is important when you are practicing partner yoga. Your bodies reply with creativity when you trust one another. It will help you deepen your practice while allowing you to get into poses that seemed impossible before.
You will learn to trust your partner more when you are trying out a vulnerable pose. It will help you to rely on each other easily when you are in an emotionally vulnerable situation. Ultimately it will deepen your bond, making it stronger than ever before.
4) Be Safe
Remember, we all have limitations. So, let your partner know if you are uncomfortable with something or if you would prefer to try something new or different. Beware of hurting yourself or your partner in the process.
Try warming up beforehand to get more benefit from the yoga process, especially when you are attempting any advanced poses.
If you are new to partner yoga, asking another friend to join in for spots might help you. Try to know the right process while embracing the imperfections and have a fun time with your bestie!