The days of partner yoga are here, and while it may sound like a bit of a gimmick, there are serious benefits to it. Better posture, improved levels of communication, trust and increased strength – what’s not to like?

After all, yoga roughly translates to union. Granted, it’s the practice of uniting mind, body and spirit, but that doesn’t mean the two of you (couples, friends and total strangers) can’t pair up, leave your worries at the door and channel some collective mindfulness.

We’ve spoken to our instructors, and here are their 10 favourite yoga poses for two.