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Move Together: Draft a Friend and Try These 2-Person Yoga Poses

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Move Together: Draft a Friend and Try These 2-Person Yoga Poses

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POSE: PARTNER FORWARD-FOLD

Benefits: Stretches the hamstrings and calms the nervous system

1. From a seated position facing each other, extend legs out to a wide V-shape with knees facing straight up and soles of the feet touching.

2. Extend arms toward each other, holding opposite palm to forearm.

3. Inhale and lengthen up through the spine.

4. Exhale as one person folds forward from the hips and the other sits back, keeping the spine and arms straight.

5. Stay in the pose for five to seven breaths.

6. To come out of the pose, release each other's arms and bring torsos upright. Repeat in the opposite direction.

POSE: BUDDY BOAT

Benefits: Increases energy and gently works the core

1. Find a comfortable seated position facing each other with your knees bent and toes touching. Reach out for your partner's fingers and hold them snugly.

2. Begin to walk the soles of the feet together, bringing knees slightly toward the chest. …

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