Valentine’s Day always seems to be roughly the same.. Hallmark holiday, filled with flowers, candy, cards, dinner, and maybe a little romance. What if you tried something different this time to celebrate?
At Yogasakhi, Saee took the initiative to conduct a session where one could bring along a loved one to an hour of yoga. Mats placed side to side, performing the asanas was great fun with a buddy!
It is rewarding when families and friends connect with each other and build their practice together. Not only does partner yoga build balance and offer a deeper stretch by using your partner’s body, but it also brings some play and fun to the mat.
It’s ideal to work with someone with a similar body weight and size for some of the partner yoga poses, but if you are practicing with a child just tweak the poses accordingly!
Here are a few examples:
- Sit apart from each other, legs stretched out, and fold forward. Grab your partner’s hands or forearms to get a deeper stretch.
We walked out of the session refreshed and recharged, each armed with a sample of ‘Projit’ a nutritional supplement and a resolution to include Yoga with our buddy as a regular part of our routine!
This post is contributed by Nivedita Master. She is a counselor by profession and a regular yoga practitioner.