Partner yoga is so much fun and highly beneficial for all ages! Partner poses build a sense of trust and community; develop confidence and create friendships; it can be empowering and supports children to get a deeper stretch in the poses.
It is particularly beneficial to children with special needs as it allows the adult to support a child with physical disabilities in a fun and interactive manner, without the child feeling as if they are struggling or reliant on the adult for help. Ensure that the partner poses that you use give the child a degree of independence whilst you support them.
Here’s our top 7 partner poses that are suitable for all ages and abilities. Give them a try in your next class and experiment to create your own partner poses.
One child lies on the floor in child’s pose whilst the partner lies on top (back-to-back) with arms and legs stretched.