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Partner Yoga Pose: Triple Hill

I love when I can find ways to stretch my shoulders, chest, and back since swimming and working at a desk all day can make them so tight. This partner yoga pose called Triple Hill gets its name from the two humps your bums make and the tall "hill" bump your arms make. It's a great total-body stretch like Downward Facing Dog, but since you're standing up and leaning against a partner, you'll get more of an intense stretch in your upper back, shoulders, and hamstrings.

Keep reading to find out how to get into this partner yoga pose.

  • Stand facing your partner about a foot apart.
  • Raise your hands overhead so you can touch your palms together, with your arms shoulder-width distance apart.
  • Keeping your palms pressed together, both of you slowly walk backward until your hips are over your heels and your foreheads are touching.
  • Arch your spines down but be sure to keep your abs engaged. This will help to increase the stretch in your hamstrings, chest, and shoulders.
  • After five or so breaths, both of you can lower your heads down, drawing your chins to your own chests to feel an amazing stretch in the back of your necks. Hold for another five or more breaths and then both of you can lift your heads back up.
  • To release, slowly walk your feet towards one another coming to a standing position, and lower your arms back down at your sides.
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