If you love opening your hips and hamstrings, then you must love Gate pose. You can get an even deeper stretch in your spine and the sides of your body when you do it with a partner though.
Keep reading to learn how to get into this pose.
- Partner 1 (green shirt) and Partner #2 (coral shirt) sit facing one another in Gate pose, with their right legs straight and left knees bent. They touch their knees and the inside of their ankles together.
- Now both partners lean over their right leg, reaching their left hand over their head towards their right foot. At the same time, they also reach their right hand underneath their partner's bottom ribs. As they continue to breathe, they gently pull on their partner, assisting them to get a deeper twist.
- They stay like this for five or more breaths, then they let go of their partner and come to sit up. Each partner straightens out their left leg, bends their right knee and they do this pose on the other side.