Couple’s Yoga Poses That You Can Actually Do

In this post, you’ll see couple’s yoga poses that even non-yogis (like us) can do. We’ll demonstrate couple’s yoga positions ranging from easy to medium to hard.

Some days, we have a hard time touching our toes. Still, we were able to do these partner yoga moves. Plus, they were fun to photograph!

Let’s begin with a few pointers before diving into the easy couple’s yoga poses.

couple’s yoga poses (for non-yogis)

Although we practice yoga regularly, we are not yogis.

Since we’re not yogis, we were supervised by a certified yoga teacher while taking these pictures. We did our best to represent proper form, but, as you’ll see, our form isn’t perfect. Yours doesn’t have to be either. 

We also provide certified yoga teacher advice to help you perform the couple’s yoga positions safely. 

This curated list of 23 partner and acro yoga poses are our favorites. Additionally, anyone (with a little practice) can do these easy, medium, and hard yoga with partner poses.

Have fun together, do your best, and know that your time spent exercising together makes you fall more in love

Pointers Before Doing These Couple’s Yoga Poses

First, you need to make sure you’re both warmed up. A few sun salutations and stretches will suffice. 

Second, be ready to communicate during each couple’s yoga pose. Talk about when to start and finish the pose, and make sure to talk about how you are feeling. Do not do a pose if it’s painful for either of you. 

Now it’s time to rock the easy couple’s yoga poses. 

Partner Yoga Poses – Easy

The following couple’s yoga poses are for beginners. These include partner yoga stretches and beginner yoga moves. Later on, in the medium and hard couples yoga poses, you’ll do acro yoga beginner moves.

When we practiced these poses together it helped to do so after a glass of wine. It was really fun, and quite funny. Plus, this counts as drinking and maintaining a healthy lifestyle

However, make sure you don’t do anything risky, especially if you’re a couple’s yoga beginner. If you’re uncomfortable replicating one of the couple’s yoga pictures, find a spotter to help you. 

1. Stacked Child’s Pose

This first couple’s yoga image might be a new one for you. The stacked couple’s child’s pose is so photogenic you should probably instagram this with your partner today.

This pose will relieve tension in your lower back. A padded surface helps.

2. Partner Back Stretch

This partner yoga stretch feels amazing. Plus, your partner is always more fun to stretch with than a stability ball.

Although it looks a little funny, it still works when a 5’4″ wife lifts her 6’1″ husband.

3. Couple’s Camel Pose

Another great couple’s back stretch, but with an emphasis on loosening the quads and hip flexors. Going along with this, we also recommend to keep the quads and hip flexors loose by using a standing desk

Put your knees together, grab your partner’s forearms, and lean back into camel pose. It feels even better to relax your head and neck but be careful not to turn your head to the side. 

4. Partner Side Angle Pose

Side angle pose is an excellent pose for beginners. Make sure you alternate sides. Keep your feet perpendicular and gaze up at your hand. 

5. Cheeky Forward Fold

In forward fold, don’t lock your knees. If you need to bend your knees (like Ryan) that’s fine. Focus on keeping your spine long instead of rounding your back. You can also do a wide-legged forward fold.

Although not pictured in this couple’s yoga image, it’s extra credit if you get a little cheeky and bump buns with your partner. 

6. Triangle For Two

This standing partner yoga pose is another excellent hamstring stretch. Triangle is a beginner yoga pose that anyone can do. If you’re not flexible, touch your shin instead of your ankle (or the floor). Your back foot is at a 45 degree angle. Never lock your knees. 

7. Cobra Back Bend

This partner yoga pose will stretch your lower back. The person on the floor will also stretch their shoulders and chest. Take turns standing and lying down. Finally, make sure to engage your core. 

8. Seated Cat For Couples

Flex your core and pull away from each other to go deeper into the stretch. 

9. Partner Yoga Twist

Lengthen your spine and sit up straight. Enjoy the stretch in this couple’s yoga spinal twist.

10. Child’s Pose And Fish

A padded surface is helpful for this couple’s yoga pose. 

11. Partner Yoga Tree Pose

Couple’s tree pose is the classic yoga pose for beginners. It’s even more challenging to balance when you’re attached to your partner. Depending on your flexibility, keep your foot above or below your knee to avoid putting pressure on your knee. 

14-Day Couples Yoga Challenge

This challenge aims to reconnect you to your health and help you appreciate your body. Practicing yoga as a couple is an opportunity to connect and be present in a way apart from your normal, busy lives.

The customized yoga workout calendar was curated by us to expose couples to a variety of yoga styles and instructors as well as practicing yoga from home.

Or, download for free.

Couple’s Yoga Poses – Medium Difficulty

These yoga with partner poses are perfect for beginner to intermediate yogis. They are more challenging because they require more strength and balance. Two of these poses are beginner acro yoga poses. 

If you’re having a hard time with these couple’s yoga positions, you should consider optimizing your workout routine to build strength, improve balance, and increase range of motion.

If you’re beginners looking to advance your yoga practice to the intermediate or advanced stage, our 14-Day Couple’s Yoga Challenges will help you accomplish that goal in the comfort of your own home. 

12. Downward Dog Upward Bow

Our first medium difficulty couple’s yoga post is a combination of downward dog and bow.

First, if you can’t do bow pose individually (on your stomach), skip this pose or only do downward dog.

Second, while in downward dog focus on driving your hips up and flexing your core to help support your partners weight. 

Lastly, Alex (105 lbs.) didn’t try to support Ryan (175 lbs.) in this pose. That would have been dangerous. Use your best judgement and only do the positions that you’re comfortable with. 

13. Couple’s Chair Pose

For couple’s chair pose, it helped us to start with our arms linked in a sitting position. Then, push with your legs against each other’s back and lift off of the ground.

Hold this pose until muscle failure and make sure you communicate to your partner when you need to go back down to the floor. 

14. Partner Shoulder Stand

Put your hands on your lower back and flex your core during this couple’s yoga pose. 

15. Hand Standing On The Dog

First, one person gets into downward dog. Then, the second person positions their hands before lifting their legs onto the downward dog.

Take turns in each role and enjoy the upper body burn while in handstand. 

16. Partner Yoga Plank Up Dog

This couple’s yoga pose requires considerable core and upper body strength. Flex your core and if you can’t maintain perfect plank form while supporting the weight of your partner, skip this position until you can increase core strength. Try doing plank holds until failure four times a week. 

17. Partner Yoga Plank

The same rules apply to this couple’s yoga pose. 

18. Beginner Acro Yoga Pose 1 – I Got Your Back

This post was about sharing our favorite couple’s yoga poses with you. While we did our best to give each pose an accurate name, we had to make up some of them.

Stand back to back and link your arms. One person bends over while keeping their spine long. The second person uses their core strength to lift their legs. 

19. Beginner Acro Yoga Pose 2 – Flying L-batross

This one is actually fairly simple, but it requires leg and core strength and balance. While on the ground, make sure you lower back is not arched. 

14-Day Couples Yoga Challenge

This challenge aims to reconnect you to your health and help you appreciate your body. Practicing yoga as a couple is an opportunity to connect and be present in a way apart from your normal, busy lives.

The customized yoga workout calendar was curated by us to expose couples to a variety of yoga styles and instructors as well as practicing yoga from home.

Or, download for free.

Couple’s Yoga Poses – Hard

If you are wondering where to begin with acro yoga, start with these moves. These acro yoga and advanced couple’s yoga poses are hard, so please be safe.

Also, as always, make sure you stop if you feel pain. And, if your back is continuously sore throughout, check to see if your mattress could be causing your back pain.

20. One Arm High-Flying Whale Pose

Start by holding both legs with both arms and then experiment with one. This will test your balance and core strength. If you need a spotter, recruit a friend. 

21. Couple’s Crow Pose

Challenge your upper body strength with this hard couple’s yoga pose. 

22. Yoga Airplane Pose

When you are comfortable with this acro yoga pose, let go of each other’s hands and try flying.

23. Couple’s Throne Pose

Couple’s throne pose is hard to get into and out of, but easy to maintain. We used a spotter for this position. 

We hope that you enjoyed our 23 favorite couple’s yoga poses that anyone can do. If you did, let us know in the comments which pose is your favorite.

Also, please share this article with the other aspiring yogi couples in your life.

14-Day Couples Yoga Challenge

This challenge aims to reconnect you to your health and help you appreciate your body. Practicing yoga as a couple is an opportunity to connect and be present in a way apart from your normal, busy lives.

The customized yoga workout calendar was curated by us to expose couples to a variety of yoga styles and instructors as well as practicing yoga from home.

Or, download for free.

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The creators of Ryan and Alex Duo Life. We are a husband-wife duo and “happiness engineers.” After eight years working as corporates engineers internationally, we left our high-powered jobs to tackle our true passion — leading couples to engineer their best lives. The synergy of our engineering minds and ten years of health coaching experience produced Ryan and Alex Duo Life. Our mission is to help you transform your bodies, minds, and relationship, as a couple.

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