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22 Best Double Yoga Poses

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Yoga is the science of healthy, balanced, and right living. It works on all aspects of an individual whether it is physical, spiritual, emotional, mental, and physic.

Double Yoga Poses: Yoga Poses for 2 Persons.

If you have become an expert in different poses, then it would be better to try something new with your selected partner to build trust, confidence, etc. It would really be a fun to try different poses with your partner.

In fact, you may create your double yoga poses keeping in mind the precautions and contraindications. What you need is creativity and you will end up with excellent looking double yoga poses.

CAUTION: Practice the below asanas under an expert yoga instructor only. It may be dangerous to practice the below poses.

Here, we’ll discuss the yoga poses of 2 persons from simple level to difficult level.

1) Dhanurasana (Double Bow Pose)

Dhanurasana, Bow-pose

Benefits

  • Improves digestion.
  • Stretches back muscles, hamstrings, and calf muscles.
  • Good for abdominal organs.

How to do it?

Lie down in a prone posture with your partner on you. Bend your knees towards your head, keeping partner’s knees parallel to yours. Let your partner lift the chest and hold both the legs with the hands, gazing at the ceiling. Now, you have to do the same with your legs parallel to your partner’s. Note: Your legs are outside of your partner’s legs and thighs of your partner should be in the air. Fix your gaze at the ceiling with your neck backwards.

2) Vrksasana (Double Tree Pose)

Benefits

  • Builds strength in thighs, calves, ankles, etc.
  • Enhances confidence, concentration, balance, etc.

How to do it?

Stand straight with your partner having spine erect. Each of you pull alternate leg with respect to your partner and keep it under the inner thigh of the other leg. Now with a deep breath, each of you take your alternate hands up to make Namaste Mudra. Similarly, with the other two hands make Namaste Mudra. Note: Hands should be touched from elbows to arms and let the hips be the support for your balance.

3) Supported Sukhasana (Seated Meditation pose)

One of the easiest Double yoga poses.

Benefits

  • Good for back support.
  • Best pose for Pranayam and Meditation.
  • Calms the mind.
  • Makes your Stress-Free.

How to do it?

It is one of the simplest posture for Meditation and Pranayam. Here, the two persons can sit in sukhasana with their back touching. Let the Mudra be dhyana in which the tip of the thumb and index finger are touching each other, keeping the other three fingers straight.

4) Backbend Balance

Benefits

  • It opens your chest.
  • Gives flexibility in the upper back.
  • Opens the throat chakra.
  • Good for Communication skills.

How to do it?

Begin standing with facing opposite to your partner. Let the back of heels are touching each other and feet hip-width apart. Also, tightly hold your partner’s hand, keeping inner elbow pointing forward. Now, gently begin to lean forward so that both of you are pulling away from each other. It will open the chest.

5) Buddy Boat (Tandem Boat)

One of the most common double yoga poses.

Benefits

  • Releases tension in shoulders.
  • Improves balance.
  • Builds trust and confidence.

How to do it?

Sit on the floor, facing each other with knees bent and toes touching each other. Hold your partner’s fingers and slowly walk the soles of the feet together, taking your knees a little towards your chest. Now lift your chest, keep the spine straight, and straighten your legs. Keep this pose for a while and feel the balance and stretch.

6) Dhanurasana (Lifted Bow Pose)

Benefits

  • Stretches hands and shoulders.
  • Get a wonderful stretch at abdomen.
  • Massages your back muscles.

How to do it?

Let there are two persons- ‘N’ and ‘M’. Sit opposite to each other, facing the back. Let N lowers his buttocks a little bit so that M can keep her buttocks on yours. Now, ‘N’ will clasp the M’s hands and N will lean forward to take the M with him. In the final posture, M will bend her knees, pointing the sole towards the legs of N. Let the upper back of M rest on the middle back and the knees of N shouldn’t bend but can go little backward to balance the posture. Gaze of M and N are opposite to each other, i.e. upwards and downwards resp. Stay there for a while and feel the stretch.

8) Adho Mukha Vrksasana and Parvatasana (Downward facing dog with one-legged supported Handstand)

Benefits

This pose will help the other person to touch his heels to the floor in downward dog position and the other person can get the support to make his/her shoulders strong.

How to do it?

First-person can start with Handstand pose and the second person can come in downward facing dog with his palms at shoulder-width distance from other’s palms. Now keep one leg perpendicular to the floor and other on the sacrum of the other person, parallel to the floor.

9) Supported Wide-legged Pose

Benefits

  • Stretches the hands and shoulders.
  • Opens the thighs and groin area.

How to do it?

Sit on the mat facing your partner with soles of the feet touching each other. Now, hold the hands of your partner and then feel the stretch at the inner thighs. To deepen the pose, one of the partner can bend forward from the hips, keeping the other person’s spine straight.

10) Sirshasana (Double Headstand Pose)

This is considered one of the best double yoga poses since it helps in supporting each other.

Benefits

  • Slows down the heart rate.
  • Improves memory.
  • Reduces Hair fall.
  • Helps in Stress reduction.

How to do it?

Do this pose of headstand facing the backs. Both the persons can bend the knee of one leg and can get the support of each other’s toes, keeping their other legs straight. This would help both of you remain in this posture for a long time, keeping the balance with respect to other.

11) Cobra on Plank Pose

Benefits

  • Gives strength to the hands and shoulders.
  • Stretches the thighs and calf muscles.
  • Brings balance, power, and concentration.

How to do it?

A male can start with a plank pose and the female can place her palms on the shoulder of the male, keeping her shoulders down. Make sure the heels are facing the ceiling, chest lifted, and heads up (gazing at the ceiling). This results into a cobra pose.

12) Flying Bow Pose

This is one of the difficult double yoga poses.

Benefits

This is one of the best double yoga poses which is good for improving the concentration, balance, and focus. This also helps the person to go deeper in a Bow pose.

How to do it?

Let the first person lie in a supine posture, keeping the knees bend. Now, the second person will come with her back balanced on the sole of the person lying on the floor. Lying person will now hold the left leg and left hand to help her balance the posture. Take the second person off the floor, balancing her on the sole, and on both the hands. We should do this posture under an expert yoga instructor, otherwise it may lead to serious injury.

13) Double Downward Dog Pose

Benefits

  • Stretches the spine.
  • Helps in focus.

How to do it?

First-person can start with Handstand pose and the second person can come in downward facing dog with his palms at shoulder-width distance from other’s palms. Now keep both the legs perpendicular to the floor and should be placed on the sacrum and on the tailbone of the other person.

14) Plank and Bird Pose

Benefits

  • Excellent pose to improve your concentration.
  • Builds confidence and strength.
  • Perfect Pose for an entire body.

How to do it?

See the below video to know about this pose.

15) Utthita Parsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle Pose)

Benefits

This posture is good for shifting the body weight to one side, keeping one side compressed and other side as stretched. It helps in coordination.

How to do it?

Stand with the distance between the legs around 4 feet, both of them looking in the same direction. Do parsvakonasana and the straighten leg should be in a crossed position with other as shown in the picture. Let the elbow of one hand on the knees, whereas the fingers of the other hand should touch each other to make the inverted ‘V’ shape. Let the gaze be on the touching fingers.

16) Chakrasana (Double Wheel Pose)

Benefits

Gives pleasant stretch to the entire body, specially to your back. Good for abdominal organs, thighs, calves, hands, shoulder, etc.

How to do it?

Lie down on the floor with the heads, having the distance of 3-4 inches. Now, do the wheel pose, keeping both the hands of one person inside and that of the other outside.

17) Advanced Acro Yoga Pose

Benefits

This pose increases your confidence level to a great extent. Besides, it has many health benefits, like getting more power in your hands and legs. This pose builds trust in your partner for practicing such poses later on.

How to do it?

This is one of the dangerous pose which must be practised under the guidance of an expert yoga instructor, otherwise it may lead to serious injury. This pose needs the muscle power to hold the person. Let the distance between the feet be around 3-4 foot to hold the person and the heels should face each other with knees bending. We should do holding from the outer thighs and the legs of the other person should be as wide as possible, making the shape shown above in the picture.

Caution: Do not try this pose unless you’ve an expert yoga teacher.

18) Ushtra Halasana (Plow Camel Pose)

Benefits

  • Helps you to get deeper in halasana pose.
  • Also, an excellent support for the person doing camel pose.
  • Perfect pose for both of them and for the complete body.

How to do it?

First person can do the halasana and now the second person can take the position of Camel pose, keeping the legs in the outer edge of the other person, buttocks on the lower back, entire back region on thighs, and giving the hands to the other for holding it firmly. This is how you can get into the pose. Stay there for 7-8 breaths.

19) Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend Pose)

Benefits

  • Helps in opening thighs and calf muscles.
  • Gives a pleasant stretch to your back.
  • Lowers down the heart rate, keeping you stress-free.
  • Stretches hands and shoulders.

How to do it?

Stand in an upright position, keeping feet shoulder-width apart, buttocks touching each other’s. Each of you lean forward from the hips. Now, hold the elbows of each other, pulling away. Make sure the knees are not bent. Let your gaze in between your legs.

20) Chakra Dhanurasana (Wheel and Bow Pose)

Benefits

  • Amazing pose for giving a wonderful stretch to your back.
  • Best posture for making the spine flexible.
  • In fact, it activates your complete body from the toes to the head.
  • It lets the blood flow to the head region, increasing your concentration and memory.

How to do it?

N1 and N2 should lie on the floor, one in a prone posture and other one in a supine posture with the head on other person’s legs and vice versa. N2, who is in a supine posture, can do the wheel pose. Now the second person can do the bow pose, keeping in mind that the head should be in between the legs of N2 and your legs should be on the outer side of N2. Remain in this pose for 30 seconds.

21) Hasta Uttanasana (Supported Backbend Pose)

Benefits

This pose helps you to open your chest, ensuring deep inhalation.It also stretches your back muscles, abdominal muscles, hands, and shoulders. Good for getting flexibility in your back.

How to do it?

This pose is a second step of Surya namaskar. Stand straight facing each other’s back. Distance between both of you is around 3 feet. Now, raise your hands and start bending backwards till both of you hold the hands of one another. Let your gaze on the ceiling and knees shouldn’t bend. Stay there for 7-8 breaths.

22) Matsyendrasana (Fish Facing Pose)

Benefits

  • Good pose for the slipped disc patients.
  • Improves the functioning of spinal cord.
  • Helps in relieving back pain.
  • Massages the abdominal organs.

How to do it?

Both the persons can sit with their backs having the distance of a few inches. Do the matsyendrasana pose, gazing in each other’s eyes. Hands should be in a crossed position in between. Stay there for a few breaths.

This is all about Best Yoga Asanas for 2 People or Double yoga poses. So, What’re you waiting for? Try it with your partner under an experienced yoga instructor.

Double yoga Poses- Build Trust and Confidence.

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