Hate or love it, Valentine’s Day is here. This partner yoga video is a great addition to your day, whether it is done in celebration of Valentine’s or just as a fun way to connect with a friend or loved one.
Connect Through Communication
One of the greatest keys to any successful relationship is communication. This partner yoga video demands communication – and not just verbally, but physically. It teaches you new ways to communicate without using words, which I think is essential to any relationship.
In this sequence, we start off with back-to-back breathing, followed by a hamstring stretch for one person and a chest opener for the other, and then we switch. From there, we transition with a trust-builder. Perhaps try not to speak any words for an extra challenge. As you move through this flow, feel free to linger in each pose for as long as you like.
- Partner squat stretch with chest opener– This stretch is great for low pack pain, the hips, and the chest. This is also a great stretch for before a workout with a lot of hip movements, like running, box jumps, or squats.
- Parallel back stretch– Another great stretch for the back, as well as the rest of the posterior chain. It’s also great for after deadlifts or running.
- Seated chest opener– A wonderful stretch for opening the shoulders, chest, and thoracic spine. Seriously, it feels so great.
- Assisted downward facing dog– This pose takes a bit of setup, but it is a fantastic release for the person in the downward facing dog – particularly for his or her wrists, arms, and low back. The person giving the assist can work their strength a little to give the resistance needed for the stretch. (I threw in a handstand for a little added challenge.)
Hopefully, if nothing else, this video will bring you some laughs and perhaps also bring you and your partner a little bit closer.
Interested in more partner stretching?