Sunday, 29 January 2017

With a little help from a friend - Boat pose

Having a friend to help you with some poses can help you move deeper into those poses, feel supported, help you trust others and bring a sense of fun into your yoga practice.  With Valentine's Day coming up, it is the ideal time to introduce your partner to yoga - it can strengthen the bonds between you.  

It is also important when practicing partner yoga to keep talking to each other so that you can make any adjustments you need to feel comfortable in the pose - this has the benefit of increasing your communication skills.

So let's get going - this week we are buddying up for Boat pose - if you find it difficult to move into the straight leg variation of this pose, you will find this makes it easier.  

Sit opposite you partner with your knees bent, toes touching.  Make sure that there is nothing to bang your head on if your boat sinks! Take hold of your partner's wrists and pressing the sole of your right foot to your partner's left foot straighten one leg.  Repeat the process with the other leg, lift your chests.  To come out of the pose, lower one leg then the other - don't let your boat sink.  

Have fun!


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