Mindfulness Activities For Couples
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The lack of mindfulness in you or your partner may lead to serious relationship issues over the course of time. Sometimes the relationship between two people gets tense. This is normal. But if you don’t work toward easing the tension, finding what causes it, and practicing togetherness and compassion instead, things won’t get any better.

With this said, even if you are at a great place in your relationship, every relationship implies an ongoing process of learning and evolving as a person. You can certainly practice mindfulness on your own. But doing it with your partner is a way to improve mutual understanding, appreciation, intimacy, and ultimately, your relationship.
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Here are a few reasons why it is important for couples to practice mindfulness.

  • Practicing mindfulness will improve your control over your emotions. Being aware of your emotions will help you control your responses to certain situations. What’s better, you will be able to respond appropriately to your partner’s emotions too. And when this happens on both ends, it becomes easier to protect your relationship against unwanted tension.

  • Practicing mindfulness helps couples better appreciate each other. Mindfulness practices enhance the intimacy and lovingness between partners. Various techniques can be used to make partners express their gratitude for each other, from simple letters of appreciation to gratitude affirmations.

  • Mindfulness helps become conscious of your behavior in a relationship. If you’ve been in a relationship for quite a while, you may find your behavior to be habitual rather than conscious. Practicing mindfulness with your partner will help both of you understand what are the times when you respond to various circumstances in a habitual manner and how you can become more aware of yourself to respond to them in a way that is true to yourself.
5 Mindfulness Practices for Couples

We have picked five mindfulness practices you can do with your partner. Starting to engage in such activities with your partner may seem hard at first. But the benefits they provide for your relationship in the long run surely overweigh. So, our greatest advice is – start somewhere! Pick a practice you both feel good about and that is closer to your lifestyle. But don’t forget to try something new once you and your partner start feeling more comfortable about practicing mindfulness together.

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  1. Tantra Yoga

Tantra is an ancient spiritual practice that is all about connecting with your energy and bonding with yourself.

Tantric yoga is only a part of this practice. You can practice tantric yoga on your own to go deeper into yourself and achieve enlightenment.

But tantric yoga is a great mindfulness practice for couples too. Various tantric yoga poses, including the dancer’s pose and boat pose, can be a part of the tantric yoga mindfulness practice.

When doing these yoga poses, your and your partner’s flexibility does play a role. While you can modify the poses to feel more comfortable, remember that the most important thing in this practice is to be present and feel the connection between you and your partner. Eye and body contact are two ways to enhance your connectedness.

While tantric yoga is a big part of tantra, it is not all of it. Tantra as sexual activity is another branch of this practice that you can do to enhance intimacy in your relationship.
2. Acroyoga

If your partner is keen on yoga, you can try engaging in acroyoga as a type of mindfulness practice. Acroyoga is a combination of yoga and acrobatics and does require the participants to have a certain level of fitness.

Though it should be noted that you can both start as beginners which is another great experience for partners as you will learn to support each other literally and figuratively throughout this journey.

What makes acroyoga a good mindfulness practice is that its poses call for a partner. And while these poses build strength and utilize certain physical skills, they also help build a strong spiritual connection and trust between partners.
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3. Visualizing Your Love and Relationship

Many couples visualize their relationship without even considering it to be a mindfulness practice. If you have not done this yet with your partner, it’s high time you did. This is one of the easiest and most accessible mindfulness exercises for couples and you don’t have to learn how to do yoga if it is not something up your alley.

Start with creating a relationship vision with your partner. Ask each other how you see your union in a few years. What do you expect of each other and life together? Also, ask your partner about his/her perception of love.

Have your partner write 5 to 10 (or more) statements about your relationship and how they see it going forward. Visualize your love by writing statements about what you want to have with your partner in your relationship. E.g. do fun activities at least once a month, don’t use negative words even at times of misunderstanding, support each other’s hobbies, etc.

Books on building a deeper connection with your partner that we love:

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts
101 Questions to Ask Before You Get Engaged
4. Daily Appreciation Affirmations

Another non-physical yet efficient way of practicing mindfulness with your partner is to do appreciation affirmations. It will take you only a couple of minutes a day to share with your partner what you appreciate most about him/her and your relationship. And ask your partner to do the same for you.

This easy practice will improve your relationship and the way you feel about your partner on a day-to-day basis.

If saying things out loud doesn't come naturally for you or your partner just yet try creating a gratitude jar.

This is a simple mindfulness exercise that can help your couple learn to express feelings of appreciation to each other. All you need is to write love notes daily and collect them in a dedicated jar. The note can be as simple as, "Thank you for making diner tonight." Lots of times we forget to appreciate small things and they go unnoticed.

Put the jar in a visible place so both of you remember to add a note there regularly. Once it's full, take some time to read your handwritten messages together. This ritual can become your monthly tradition that helps to overcome difficulties in communication couples face at times.

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5. Going on a Couples Retreat

Last but not least, doing a couples retreat is a great mindfulness practice for you and your partner. And while it is always good to spend time with your loved one away from home and reconnect without all the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you don’t always have the opportunity to do so.

This is another reason why is an excellent choice and mindfulness practice to try out together with your partner. You can do it at home at your own pace, enjoying each other’s company while not falling behind your normal work or study schedule.

And though this retreat is online, it has all the benefits its offline counterparts do. This is a spiritual journey to have with your partner that will leave you both feeling renewed and replenished. The online retreat will help you and your partner achieve balance and inner peace. This will have a significant positive impact on your relationship.

If you are still on the fence about what to get your partner for Valentine’s Day, look no further. Our online retreat will provide you with the ultimate bonding experience.


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