Skip Nav
Healthy Living Tips
Researchers Discover a Major Reason to Eat More Cauliflower
Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer Shares Defiant Message to Body Shamers, Continues to Be Our Hero
Weight Loss
The 6 Things I Do Every Sunday to Stay Healthy All Week

Partner Yoga Pose: Triple Down Dog

Downward Facing Dog is a total body workout. It stretches your hamstrings and strengthens your upper body. If you do the Partner Yoga pose Double Dog, the person on the bottom gets even more of a deep stretch, and the person on the top gets a killer upper body and core workout.

What happens if you do Triple Dog with three people? It feels amazing to be physically connected to two other people like this. It takes even more strength and communication to get into this pose (and stay in it), but when you do, it's an amazing feeling.

To find out how to get into it,

  • Partner #1 begins in Down Dog. Partner #2 stands on the left side of them.
  • Partner #2 places their hands about 8 to 12 inches in front of Partner #2's hands.
  • Partner #2 lifts their right leg and places their foot on the bone (the back of the pelvis) above Partner #1's bum. Partner #2 repeats this action with their left foot, bringing it to the Partner #1 left backside. Partner #2 cups each side of Partner #1's pelvis with their feet. Partner #2 is basically doing Down Dog on top of their partner. Hence the name - Double Dog.
  • Now Partner #3 stands on the left side of Partner #2 and gets into Down Dog, with their feet cupping above Partner #2's pelvis.
  • This pose gets intense quickly because it takes a lot of strength to stay in it. Just make sure all three partners are communicating the entire time.

Fit's Tip: After you've had fun practicing with three people, try it with four or more. It is a veritable downward dog party!

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
almostloli almostloli 8 years
whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :O
blondewithbangs blondewithbangs 8 years
that is an accident waiting to happen!
PJ-PJ-PJ PJ-PJ-PJ 8 years
Oh, but I could never let anyone touch me with their feet!
Allytta Allytta 8 years
that looks so dangerous! what if someone's foot slips? oh, i'm just afraid looking at it :)
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
:jawdrop: Whoa! That looks cool/crazy/fun!
Your Summertime Fitness Date Bucket List
Different Ways to Do Downward Dog
What's Up Dog?  Are You Down (DOG?)
How to Get Heels Flat in Down Dog
A Week of the Happy Healthy You
Health Benefits of Downward Dog
Partner Yoga Photos on Instagram

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
X