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Partner Yoga Pose: Seated Facing Twist

Here's another partner yoga pose that helps you get an amazing stretch in your spine, chest, and shoulders. Spinal twists are usually pretty relaxing poses when you do them on your own, but when you can pull against your partner, it makes this pose really intense and you get an incredibly deep stretch.

Want to know how to get into it? Then

  • Sit facing your partner with your legs crossed (or in Lotus if you love it). Make sure your knees are touching.
  • Now both of you reach your right arm around your lower back, with the back of your hand touching just above your hip. Then reach your left hand out diagonally and grab onto your partner's left hand. Turn your hand, so your thumb is pointing down. If you can't reach their hand, have them hold onto a towel and you hold the other end, bringing your hands as close as you can. If you can hold hands and it's easy, reach further and hold each other's wrists.
  • Now both of you look over your right shoulders and pull against each other as much as you can to feel the deepest twist.
  • Hold this stretch for five or more deep breaths. Then gently release, bring your torsos back to a neutral position and then do the other side, twisting to the left.
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