Improve Communication In Relationships With Partner Yoga | Psychology Today Blogs

Psychology Today has an interesting article about Partner Yoga (with some very outdated photos — at least I think so since the woman looks like her yogawear is from the early 80s). But hey if you can get your man (or woman) to do these poses with you, all the more power to you!

Couples Yoga Double Straddle Pose

Whether Mom’s lectures about your “questionable” lifestyle leave you livid, or you’re exasperated with your significant other for forgetting an anniversary, bickering with loved ones from time to time is normal. But instead of throwing damaging verbal punches, maybe a more constructive way to work through arguments is by hitting the mat together for a few minutes of partner yoga?

“Partner yoga is the medium to building stronger communication and intimacy between human beings in any relationship,” explains Cain Carroll, co-author of Partner Yoga: Making Contact for Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Growth. “Postures and flow sequences are designed to bring communication into a tangible, physical form, and help you witness the dynamic of relationships.”

Improve Communication In Relationships With Partner Yoga | Psychology Today Blogs

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Darla Brown is the founder of Share Yoga and a certified yoga teacher. Darla's love of yoga started over 20 years ago. She has taken teacher training and intensives with master teacher Max Strom as well as Jamie Elmer, Kyra Haglund, Luke Ketterhagen and Nancy Goodstein. Darla's practice focuses on breath and healing.

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  1. I agree, even though my husband does not practice Yoga it has been through my improved perception of life (that Yoga has bought me) has improved our relationship. Before finding Yoga I was a bundle of nerves and much more highly strung. Yoga and meditation has helped me find a peaceful and calm way of looking at the world and would highly recommend Yoga for anyone who needs to find a calmer more balanced life style.
    .-= Bev ´s last blog ..Restorative Yoga – The Relaxation Response =-.

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