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Five Easy Yoga Exercises for Lesbian Couples

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Five Easy Yoga Exercises for Lesbian Couples

If you’re looking for a fun new lesbian couples’ activity that could boost your intimacy and even comes with many health benefits, yoga exercises for couples may be just thing for you.

Below are five easy poses any lesbian couple can do together:

Partner breathing

Yoga exercises #1: Partner Breathing – for awareness

How to do it:

  • Sit on the floor with your back resting against your partner’s back. Cross your legs. Rest your hands on your thighs or knees.
  • Close your eyes and start to notice sounds and sensations. Notice how your partner’s back feels against yours. Notice your own breath.
  • Begin to breathe alternately with your partner for a few minutes. Inhale as your partner exhales. Exhale as your partner inhales.

Why it’s beneficial:

Many yogis emphasize the importance of the breath in doing yoga exercises.

Breathing together helps you build a deeper, stronger connection with your partner through just a few shared moments of touch and deliberate awareness.

Partner Forward and Back Bend

Yoga exercises #2: Partner Forward and Back Bend – for openness

How to do it

  • Sit on the floor, cross-legged, back to back with your partner. Reach back through your partner’s elbows and grab onto her knees. She should securely grip your arms in the crook of her elbows.
  • As your partner exhales and folds forward, bend backwards until you almost lie across your partner’s back. Do the same for your partner. Repeat this yoga exercise a few times.

Why it’s beneficial:

Back bends open up the heart and abdomen, often vulnerable areas for many people.

Your partner gets you deeper into the pose because someone you trust is helping you through it.

Partner boat pose

Yoga exercises #3: Partner Boat Pose – for strength

How to do it

  • Sit facing each other. Knees bent up to your chest. Feet flat on the floor. Grip each other’s wrists securely but not too tightly.
  • Touch your heels to your partner’s heels. Straighten out and lift your legs up as you lean back and straighten your arms.

Why it’s beneficial:

Boat Pose or Navasana strengthens several muscle groups including the core and the back muscles.

Many beginners struggle with this pose but doing it with your partner will help because you won’t want to let her down!

 

Partner double tree pose

Yoga exercises #4: Double Tree Pose – for balance and concentration

How to do it

  • Stand side by side with your partner, hips touching. Bend your outer leg, bring your heel to your inner thigh or calf.
  • Wrap your arms around each other’s waist. Bring the palms of the outer arms together in prayer position, or extend them outwards for the full expression of the pose.

Why it’s beneficial

Tree pose helps improve your balance and concentration because you need to continuously engage your legs so you don’t fall over.

Doing this yoga exercise with a partner definitely helps you feel more secure and at the same time, tells her, “I’ve got you!”

 

Partner Forward Fold

Yoga exercises #5: Partner Forward Fold – for flexibility

How to do it

  • Stand back to back with your partner. Raise both arms overhead, bend forward at the hips. Keep both legs straight.
  • Reach for your partner’s wrist and walk your hands up your partner’s arms as you complete the fold.

Why it’s beneficial

Many people have tight legs and back muscles from sitting all day or over-exercising the muscles.

Yoga exercises like this stretch the legs and decompress the spine. Your partner also helps you go deeper into the pose when you think you can’t go any further.

 

Yoga practitioners reap many benefits including improved strength, flexibility, focus and concentration and overall health.

Try out these partner yoga exercises one of these days and see what benefits you get from them yourself.

 

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