Build Trust and Intimacy with Couple’s Yoga
Some yoga studios have special workshops for couples which include soft lights, music and sensual massage. No prior yoga experience is usually required. Try a date-night class, and you both will probably enjoy it so much you will want to sign up for a series of couple’s classes.
Benefits of Couples Yoga
Partner or couple’s yoga where two people work together in various yoga postures, is not a new concept, but it is a growing trend of the past few years. The majority of yoga students in the U.S. are women. Couple’s yoga is the perfect invitation for men to enjoy the amazing benefits of Hatha Yoga on the body as well as on the relationship. Men find that couple’s yoga gives them an opportunity to be sensitive without embarrassment. Men will also find that the combination of muscle-toning and stretching has a terrific effect on their sex life.
As a couple practices yoga together, they will at times alternate assisting each other and supporting the other’s yoga postures and vice versa. At other times they will work together with equal input to create whole new postures that can only be done by a couple.
The benefits of couple’s yoga classes are that they can help you reconnect or find a new level of intimacy. They are a unique and healthy way to spend time with someone you love. The result can be a deeper personal connection with the building of more trust. As each participant learns to let go and trust, the couple begins to explore spiritual levels of the practice together.
They build on the energy of each other and create a better understanding of their relationship as well as the practice of yoga. It removes distractions that keep a couple from focusing on each other. The new energy that comes from both the poses and from the breathing exercises can be effectively used in the bedroom. It eliminates problem that can get in the way of sex like tight hamstrings, back pain or hypertension. It also frees you from stress which can cause problems in the bedroom. Couple’s yoga is a bonding experience.
Breathing Exercises and Their Benefits
Breathing exercises done in tandem are part of couple’s yoga. These bring vitality and life and expel stress and anxiety. Concentration and focus are thereby improved. Stress is greatly reduced.
Try the Microcosmic Orbit for couples which causes two people to feel as one. Begin by sitting back to back with your partner with your legs crossed in a comfortable manner. Place your hands on your knees with your palms up. Begin deep breathing from your abdomen with your tongue placed on the roof of your mouth.
Focus attention on your abdomen. As you inhale, visualize your breath rising up your back and over the crown of the head to the third eye center on the forehead. As you exhale, the breath flows down the front of the body, down under the pelvis and rises again up the back with the new inhalation. Your breaths will fall into rhythm with each other and feel as though they are one.
Couple’s Postures to Try
Here’s a simple couple’s yoga posture that will help open your spine and loosen the hips. It is also good for fun and play. Sit and face your partner with your legs stretched straight out in front of you to meet your partner’s. Grab hands and gently pull each other back and forth.
Try Couple’s Yoga At Home
If you want some guided, private help at home, there are a number of good book for couples;
Sexy Yoga: 40 Poses for Mindblowing Sex and Greater Intimacy (Paperback) available from Amazon.com
Some couples feel that after practicing yoga together they have more of an ability to communicate clearly and with more sensitivity with each other. Others say it has sparked a new romance in their relationship and sparked things up in the bedroom. You will begin to find one another more attractive. It can only help matters along to do your yoga by candlelight and soft music. Remember to use plenty of touch–massage is good too. Celebrate your relationship as you do your poses together.
Surprise your sweetie with a Couple’s Yoga anniversary, birthday or anytime gift. Sessions usually run about $40 each, cheaper if you buy multiple sessions. You’ll thank each other for this wonderful gift.