People who practice yoga know that it is a self-loving and self-nourishing activity. Not only do you get physical health benefits but the benefits of general well being. A regular yoga practice can do wonders to nurture your most important relationship, the relationship with yourself.

As you heart and happiness grows, you will start to notice the difference in how you see the world and how you see others. The more at ease with yourself you become, the will find the blossom of love blooming with others. When you start to change, the world around you will mirror the changes back to you and will help improve relationships.

Centering

With your partner:

Sit face to face in cross legged position

Your hands on each other’s knees.

Take a moment to clear your head and truly see the other person.

Look them in the eyes and recall why you appreciate them for who they are.

Hold for 8-10 breaths.

Try to synchronize breaths.

Easy Pose with eyes closed (Sukhasana)

With partner:

Sit in easy pose.

One person touches partners face.

Close eyes and trace/touch partner’s face.

Synchronize breath.

Trace/touch for 1-2 minutes.

Alternate from one partner to another.

Half Lord Of The Fishes Pose (Ardha Matsyendrasana)

With your partner:

Sit back to back and cross legged.

Inhale and life your arms up.

Exhale.

Twist to right.

Reach right hand for partner’s left knee.

Every time you inhale, lengthen and find more space.

Every exhale, use partner’s knee to twist a bit deeper.

Try to synchronize breathing with partner.

Hold for 8-10 breaths and switch sides.

Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana)

With your partner:

Sit back to back with soles of feet together.

Inhale.

Lengthen spine.

Exhale.

One partner bends forward from hips. Try to keep back straight.

Other partner releases their head and shoulders onto partner’s back.

Relax collarbones and hearts and expand chest.

Hold for 8-10 breaths.

Come back up on an inhale.

Repeat with opposite partner bending over.

Wide Straddle Forward Bend (Upavista Konasana)

With a partner or alone:

Sit face to face on the floor with legs spread wide.

Toes and knees should point straight up.

This activates leg muscles.

Slowly lean forward towards your partner to a point where you can remain comfortable.

Do not overstretch.

Synchronize breaths.

Hold for 8-10 breaths.