Three Essential Yoga Poses to Love Up Your Relationship

Yoga Pose

For most folks, Yoga is something that you go to once or twice a week to feel relaxed, more bendy, or because your partner tells you to (!).

But, as a certified Yoga geek, I’m here to tell you that there is so much more to Yoga.

In fact, Yoga poses can be used as techniques to help us muddle through all sorts of situations.

The Three Poses Described Below Can Be Used to Really Love Up Your Relationship.

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Yoga Pose)
Use this pose BEFORE heading out on a date: it’ll make your eyes really shine (and get your lower back warmed up in case you need it later…)!

Lie on your back, with the soles of your feet on the floor and your ankles directly under your knees. Place your arms by your sides. Inhale, and lift your pelvis up off the floor, so that you rest your body weight on your feet, shoulder blades and head. Exhale and lower your pelvis back to the floor. Repeat at least five times, moving slowly.

Balasana (Child’s Yoga Pose)

Use this pose if you feel you’re about to lose your temper: it’ll calm you down, bring perspective and prevent a fight!

Sit on your heels with the tops of your feet flat on the floor, spread your knees wide and keep your big toes touching. Bow forward and bring your forehead to the floor. Keep your backside heavily resting on your heels. Let your belly rest between your thighs. Take your arms out in front, palms and forearms on the floor. Breathe here for two minutes.

Viparita Karani (Legs-Up-The-Wall Yoga Pose)

Use this pose for the ultimate quick self-care fix: it’ll relieve stress and anxiety, insomnia, headache and menstrual cramps, making you a better partner all round!

Sit sideways against a wall, with your right hip pressed right up to the surface of the wall. Swing your body around to the right so that your legs are leaning up against the wall, your back, head and arms are resting on the floor and your sitting bones (backside) are pressed gently against the wall. If the backs of your legs are tight, bend your knees a little. Rest here for five to ten minutes.

Yoga poses can help you glow, calm down and relieve stress, anxiety or pain. That allows you to show up as your best self in your relationship. A simple and powerful tip for living and loving in your life.

About Amy McDonald

Amy is a writer, wellness coach, yoga teacher and the Founder of The Happy Healthy Lesbian .com.

Amy works with queer women to help them identify their wellness goals and ambitions, and then to map out the route to achieve those goals. A 20-something year student of Yoga, Amy draws on these ancient teachings as well as her training in coaching, wellness and nutrition to guide, encourage and inspire queer women to live happy and healthy lives.

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