Do these 9 relaxing yoga poses so you and your loved one can focus on your health and well-being this Valentine’s Day! Lower your stress, increase the happy hormones, and open your life to more love!
9 Relaxing Yoga Poses Sure To Boost Your Relationship
Relationships are complicated require a lot of work to reduce conflict and stress, that’s why these relaxing yoga poses are just perfect! Yoga has always been known to enhance your mind, soul, and body. The good news is you can extend this benefit to your loved one. These yoga poses are not complicated and easy to do. This Valentine’s Day, keep yourself healthy, free your mind from stress, and open yourself to love with these poses.
1. Corpse Pose
A Corpse Pose is a staple for a variety of yoga sequences, and there’s a good reason why: it calms the body and mind. It prepares you for potential difficult asanas (postures) or helps you transition from movements to calmness. This asana can also bring down your blood pressure, reduce your stress, and even help you deal with mild depression.
Do This with Your Partner: Lie down on separate yoga mats. Spread your arms and legs to a comfortable distance. Make sure your back is flat on the surface. Look straight up, close your eyes, and hold hands. Stay in position for as long as you can. Concentrate on your breathing, clear your mind, but feel your partner’s hand in yours. Can you feel the connection? You should.
2. Lotus Pose
If you don’t have the energy to do any of the other asanas on the list, then just make sure you don’t skip the Lotus Pose (or the Easy Pose). It’s one of the relaxing yoga poses that help quiet the mind! Not only that, by the time you’re done with it, it feels as if you have a resurgence of energy. This could be because it improves blood circulation, enhances your flexibility, loosens your joints, and corrects your posture, releasing any built-up tension.
Do This with Your Partner: Do this individually. Sit comfortably but with your back and spine straight. Fold your left knee, bringing the foot on top of your upper right thigh. Do the same to your right knee. Bring both feet as close to you as possible. Assume the gyan mudra pose with your hands (keep your palms facing up with your thumb and index finger touching). Close your eyes and meditate while still being aware of the nearness of your partner.
Alternatively, do this with your back on each other for additional support.
3. Double Tree Pose
Avoid toxic relationships by doing the Tree Pose, which helps boost your self-confidence and curbs jealousy and insecurity. The asana also clears your mind and relieves symptoms of depression. It just makes you a happier partner. 🙂
Do This with Your Partner: A Double Tree Pose is one that helps establish a strong connection with your loved one since you have to stand close to each other. Stand erect with inside arms around each other’s hips. Slowly raise your opposite outer legs, placing the sole on the side of your calves. Then lift your outer arms up, touching each other’s palms.
4. Double Forward Bend Pose
Stress kills relationships. I couldn’t emphasize that enough. But not all types of stress are easily detected because they don’t immediately manifest in emotions. Rather, you feel them in your body, particularly on your shoulders and back. The Forward Bend Pose is a great stretch to release the tensed muscles.
Do This with Your Partner: There are actually many ways on how to do the Forward Bend Pose. You can stand opposite each other. Slowly bend your upper body toward your knees. Reach out your arms toward your partner and hold.
Another option is to sit down facing each other with your legs open slightly apart. Reach out for each other’s arms. Take turns in bending your body forward.
5. Child Pose
Tired from work? Before you put on your Valentine’s Day dress or prep for your candlelit dinner, try the Child’s Pose. This relieves tension on the back and neck, beats fatigue quickly, and resets your mind.
Do This with Your Partner: There are two ways to do this. First, Partner A kneels on the yoga mat then slowly stretches his/her body forward with his/her head touching the mat. Arms may be on the side, with palms facing upward or stretched at the front. Partner B, on the other hand, performs the open lunge. He/she places his/her back on partner A, stretching his/her legs and arms.
Another cool way to do this is for partner B to climb atop partner A and assume the same pose. Don’t forget to take turns. 🙂
6. Double Downward Facing Dog Pose
The last thing you want to deal with this Valentine’s Day is a terrible cold. You can do this or perform the Downward-Facing Dog Pose, which helps clear the sinuses. Beats allergy attacks too. It also reenergizes you while calming the mind. How’s that for benefits?
Do This with Your Partner: Partner A stands in front of Partner B. Partner B begins by bending the knees and stretching the arms forward with palms firmly planted on the floor. Keep the wrists level with the shoulder and the knees beneath the hips. Spread the weight across the hands. Hips are raised but the back should be relaxed. Partner B does the same except both feet rest on the hips of Partner A.
7. Seastar Pose
Invite more love into your relationship by doing the Seastar Pose. Keep your, especially your chest, open, you create more space for love to fill in. Of course, it improves your breathing and lowers your stress level. The double pose also helps you create an extremely close connection with your loved one.
Do This with Your Partner: Lie with your backs on opposite direction. Partner A stretches arms up and spreads the legs apart. Partner B does the same, placing half the body on the thighs (but not over the knees) of Partner A.
8. Double Boat Pose
In a relationship, both of you depend on each other. Give yourself a boost of confidence by doing one of the relaxing yoga poses called the Boat Pose. If that isn’t enough benefit, you can potentially get ripped abs.
Do This with Your Partner: Sit opposite each other. With your legs together and your knees slightly bent, slowly raise the legs with your arms outstretched and the back somewhat tilting. Tighten the core. Hold each other’s arms.
9. Spinal Twist
Bring your anxiety level down, loosen the hips, and release the tension on the back and spine by doing the Spinal Twist (sometimes called the Hip Twist).
Do This with Your Partner: Sit comfortably with your back straight against your partner. Fold your knees comfortably or tuck one of your feet on the opposite leg. Then slowly twist your hips (not your body) to the right, then left, touching your partner’s leg in the process.
Wake up to an amazing morning! Pair your great breakfast with these yoga poses that can help you sustain the day until your Valentine’s dinner:
Are you ready to try these relaxing yoga poses this Valentine’s Day? Trust me, they are what you need to make sure you’re ready for the love and action this day brings. 😉 They’re easy to do – see, no acrobatics! – and they can help you get introduced to the beautiful world of yoga and better lifestyle. Try them!
What are your favorite relaxing yoga poses? Don’t forget to share your thoughts and comments below! If you need more couple yoga ideas, then try these fun partner yoga poses!
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