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Stretch and let go of stress duo asana practice

A gentle duo asana practice to stretch and let go of stress together.

​When it comes to asana practice, we should never feel pressured to accomplish anything. It is ultimately a personal sadhana (spiritual practice) that when done with devotion, love and commitment, it can help us to realise our true self, beyond the body and mind. Although this is a personal journey, yoga stands for union, accepting others as the same Divine essence we are. Therefore, understanding that we are all connected.

Duo asana practice or partner yoga can be useful for so many reasons. One of the main ones, being of course connecting with others through the practice. Another benefit of it is that we can receive support from our yoga peers, not only to help us physically in the asana, but emotionally as well. Sharing the practice is also about learning to trust, accept and be patient with your peer/others which are all qualities of Anahata, the heart chakra. Therefore, this practice may be helpful to activate and connect with this energy channel, opening our heart to life, to others, to trust and to love.

This asana sequence is a gentle practice to stretch and let go of stress. Try to synchronise your breathing with one another and hold the asanas for a bit longer (time mentioned below, although hold for as long as it feels good for you). Finish the practice with relaxation in Savasana.


Hold for 5-7 breaths each.

Anuvittasana partner yoga

Adho Mukha Svanasana (variation)

Hold for 1.5 minutes.

Adho Mukha Svanasana partner yoga

Ardha Matsyendrasana

Hold for 1 minute on each side.

Ardha Matsyendrasana partner yoga


Practice together with Marjaryasana 10 times in slow movement.
Bitilasana on inhalation
Marjaryasana on exhalation.

Bitilasana variation


Marjaryasana variation partner yoga


Hold for 1 minute on each side.

Parighasana partner yoga

Upavistha Konasana

Hold for 3 minutes each.

Upavistha Konasana partner yoga

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (variation) with Balasana

Hold for 2.5 minutes each.

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana partner yoga

Practicing with @kalliovi