The asana practice is often a solitary one. Even when we are in a class with others, we can feel isolated on our mats. We may practice tuning out the world so we can connect with our Selves. But when we practice together, it’s an opportunity to realize our shared nature. Engaging in postures together provides an opportunity to nurture each other, to practice giving and to learn how to graciously receive. A partner can illuminate different sensations in a posture, which changes how we experience and feel yoga in our bodies, and expands our ideas of what it means to practice “yoga.”
By exploring asana with a partner, we deepen our own practice through listening, observation and mindful movements. This shared practice cultivates playfulness and joy, as well as fostering trust in our partner. We rely on our partners to support us, help us, and guide us through surrender. These shared experiences deepen our awareness and connection not only to each other, but also to our own bodies through shared touch, breath, and movement. We can more fully experience a posture with the help of another. And in this we realize that very few things we do in life are actually the result of our own isolated efforts; that we are in so many ways entwined with one another, relying on each other for support, balance, and guidance.
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