Rina Jakubowicz and Eric Paskel own 10 yoga studios between them in three separate states, and their families are dispersed all over the world. Always on the go, the conscious connection they actively create in partner yoga poses likes these is essential to their relationship.
This post was co-written by Eric Paskel.
Our lives outside of our relationships are so busy and chaotic, it can prove quite challenging to stay connected to our partners when we are simultaneously connected to myriad other things.
Eric and I are on a mission to maintain those connections, while still deepening ours. He says that it's about positioning ourselves and our relationship in a way where the "we" and the "I" both can stand alone and together. We've realized that the space between us doesn’t have to be the enemy, if we know how to optimize our time apart. Our intimacy comes from our willingness to pause and find depth in moments of chaos.
These "selfless partner" yoga poses are a simple and effective way to maintain our own identity, and create a "we" within it. Practicing yoga together has given us a solid foundation of communication, patience, playfulness, trust and openness.
You and your partner can use these poses as a symbol to honor your differences — an essential component to your growth as an individual. Be grateful for the unique qualities your partner brings to the relationship, because each one of you comes with your own strengths, stories and ways of loving. Be willing to listen and be heard. Find your balance within you and with your partner … selflessly.
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