Try This Heart-Opening Partner Yoga Sequence From 2 Fit Moms

03/19/2015 05:43 pm ET | Updated May 19, 2015

Grab a partner and try this chest-opening sequence from Two Fit Moms.

NOTE These poses require blocks, a strap, and a partner.

girl demonstrating reclining heart opener with blocks

Reclining Heart Opener With Blocks

Lie down on your mat with one block (at its lowest height) under your head like a pillow and a second block (at a higher height) between your shoulder blades. Relax your arms alongside your body and stay on the blocks for at least one minute.

two girls demonstrating heart-opening hero pose

Heart-Opening Hero Pose

Virasana with Gomukhasana Arms

Come into Hero Pose, propping yourself on a block if you need to. Sit up tall, slowly bring your arms into Gomukhasana. Use a strap if you cannot clasp your hands. Relax your shoulders and pull the elbows back. Stay here and hold for 5-10 breaths, then repeat on the other side.

girl demonstrating wide cobra pose

Wide Cobra Pose


Lie down on your belly and bring your feet hip-width apart. Place your hands wide, off of your mat, and come onto your fingertips. On an inhalation, slowly push into your fingertips, lifting your heart high. Keep your elbows slightly bent and actively roll your shoulders back.

girl demonstrating bow pose

Bow Pose


Lying on your belly, relax your forehead on your mat. Bend your knees and grab the outside edges of your feet. On an inhalation, kick your feet into your hands, lifting your heart high. Use the strength of your legs to lift up. Stay here and hold for 5-10 breaths, then repeat two more times.

girls demonstrating standing backbends with a partner

Standing Backbend With A Partner

Stand face-to-face with your partner and grab each other's forearms near the elbows. On a long exhale, slowly start to lift the heart as you lean back and straighten your arms. Drop your head back and hold for 5-10 breaths.

Continue the Heart-Opening Partner Yoga Sequence by practicing the full sequence.