Yoga is not only useful, but also very fashionable, because it is practiced by celebrities. And for those who do not want to attend classes alone or want to improve relationships with the other half, the ideal option would be “Yoga for Two”. And what is it? And who should do it?
What it is?
“Yoga for two” is a type of yoga that involves the performance of all exercises (asanas) in pairs, that is, together with a partner. Some consider this direction a kind of hatha yoga, the purpose of which is harmony and unity of masculine and feminine principles, or tantra yoga, which involves the release and direction of sexual energy in the right direction.
In addition, some have compared this type to Thai massage, which involves almost all parts of the body.
Who should you go to class with?
With whom to attend classes? Of course, it is best to do this with your other half, that is, with your husband or with a young man.
Who is it for?
Basically, Yoga for Two is suitable for almost everyone. It is worth going to classes for couples who have lost trust or interest in each other, who have moved away or are looking for new impressions and emotions. There are no age restrictions, as both complex and simple exercises are used. And therefore, even if you are completely unfamiliar with sports, this is not a reason to give up classes.
Advantages and disadvantages
Benefits of classes:
- This is useful. Regular exercise will help improve the functioning of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, as well as the musculoskeletal system. In addition, yoga has a tonic and restorative effect on the body.
- It’s relaxing. Indeed, training not only helps to relax and cope with stress, but also normalizes the functioning of the nervous system, which increases stress resistance.
- It’s nice. You will touch your partner and enjoy it. And for some couples, touch is a real scarcity.
- Spouses can learn to trust each other, as well as develop a sense of responsibility for the other half. This is what is lacking in some respects.
- It reconciles! Even if the spouses are in a quarrel, in training they will simply have to make up.
- It brings people closer together. First, common interests are always conducive to rapprochement. Secondly, touch and body contact will play an important role.
- You will be able to gain dexterity, flexibility, and improve coordination, concentration and even brain function.
- It’s simple. First, you will always have support. Secondly, a partner will be able to help master even rather complex asanas, which are very difficult to perform alone, especially for beginners.
- Partners will be able to observe each other and correct all mistakes, help improve the technique.
- Classes will help bring relationships to the next level. Many practicing couples noted that they began to treat their beloved more sensitively, reverently and tenderly.
As for the cons, we can name the following:
- Risk of injury. In some asanas, it is very high.
- The high cost of classes.
- If one of the partners for some reason cannot attend the lesson, then the other partner will also have to skip it.
How is the training going?
Classes are taught by experienced instructors. Usually there are several pairs in a group, but individual training is also possible.
Here are some exercises (asanas).
- “Airplane”. The first partner (usually a man) lies down on the mat, raises his arms and legs (they can be slightly bent at the knees). The second partner (woman) lies down on the first in such a way that the hips are on the feet (while the feet should be spread apart for the best fixation), and the hands are in contact with the partner’s arms and remain straight. Further, the woman can slowly lean forward, and the man at the same time should, as it were, attract her to him. In this position, you can linger for a few seconds, then you should return to the starting position. The duration of this exercise will depend on your physical fitness. For a start, 30-60 seconds will be enough, then the time period can be increased. When the asana is mastered, you can change it a little. So, the second partner can clasp his feet from behind with his hands, bending his knees, and lean on the hands of the first partner with his shoulders and part of the chest.
- “Double sandwich”. The partners sit on the rugs opposite each other so that their legs are joined together and straightened, and their feet are in close contact. Now both should tilt their bodies forward and reach out to each other’s arms and grab them tightly. Then you need to attract each other and at the same time try to bring the body as close as possible to your legs, and touch your knees with your forehead. In this case, the hands of the partners remain clasped. In addition, it is advisable to help each other by drawing the partner towards you. In this position, you need to hold out for at least a minute.
- “Double dog”. One partner spreads his legs about shoulder-width apart, tilts the body forward, rests with straight arms on the floor and tilts his head. The body should form a right angle, and the head, arms and torso should be in line. The second partner places his hands on the floor about 20-30 centimeters from the partner’s hands. The legs should be placed on the buttocks of the first partner. It is important to monitor your body position.
Be sure to try it, you will definitely like it!