Partner Yoga

Last night my Monday night instructor informed us that him and his wife will be co-teaching a special partner yoga class for Valentines day. Immediately my ears perked up. I've always been do intrigued by partner yoga images I've seen and I've thought it would be so cool to practice!


Well DH doesn't think it's as cool as I do, lol. So my college room mate whom I've turned into a new yogi and I are considering taking a partner yoga class together. I'm comfortable with my friend, I just wish it wasn't labeled a valentines day special! Lol.


Here's what I found on Partner yoga, with a bit of research


Partner Yoga is not a substitute for individual Yoga practice, it is an accelerated path to experience directly the root principle of Yoga - union. To experience union, we relax into the present moment and our individual presence. From this primary connection with ourselves, we realize our essential sameness and unity with others. 

During partner yoga practice challenges arise and we often experience emotions and internal conflicts. As partners work together, supporting one another, a context is created for examining larger principles of our human nature in relationship. 

The excitement, mistrust, anger, and love we feel reflect our interpersonal patterns outside of Yoga practice. Through seeing how we are in the practice, we are empowered with more choices in our lives. Principle-Based Partner Yoga™ integrates the body-heart-mind-spirit connection through the use of universal principals such as trust, compassion, creativity.


Because Partner Yoga is nurturing and playful as well as instructive, it is accessible to a wide range of students. Partner Yoga provides a pathway into Yoga that may have previously seemed intimidating or inaccessible.


While suitable for intimate partners, this practice allows everyone to explore interpersonal dynamics in ways that nurture all of our relationships — making it a powerful tool for teachers and counselors, corporate groups, parents and children, and all individuals seeking personal growth


Here are some images that make me want to participate oh so badly!


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What are your thoughts on Partner Yoga?

Posted on January 17, 2012 at 2:49 am
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LOVE it.  It's soooooo much fun - you're going to LOVE it too Nikki!!!  The first time I tried it I was lucky enough to be paired up with my yogi guy friend, who was actually teaching the class.  OMG, I couldn't stop giggling - it was really fun hanging upside down and getting twisted around in the air!


The important things to remember is that you need to trust your partner and trust yourself - it makes it so much easier to get into positions properly and safely.


I so wish Marc's back wasn't so messed up - it'd be so much fun to do this with him! 

Posted on January 17, 2012 at 10:41 am
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The partner class is coming up and I may have talked DH into taking it with me! 


I think it may be a bit to sensual for me and Rach as partners. Plus I don't think I tust her like you say I should, she hasn't been practicing very long and she's a teenie tiny one, so I wouild have to be the stonger one and well...I'm not that strong!


Crossing fingers I've convinced DH!

Posted on January 30, 2012 at 8:53 am

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