In addition to their unique personality characteristics, each zodiac sign is associated with different parts of the body and realms of health. With this in mind, astrology can help us to design a wellness routine that meets our individual needs. In this article, we explore which yoga pose is best suited to you as we discuss yoga poses for your zodiac sign. Before getting started, it’s important to have the right gear. To allow the body to move freely, we recommend wearing some flexible yoga leggings and a lightweight top.
Many people believe that Aries zodiacs are the heroes ready for battle. With that in mind, Warrior I is perfect. To practice the asana, begin standing tall with your feet three feet apart. Turn your right foot 90 degrees to the right and your left foot 30 degrees. Twist your pelvis to the right, pivoting into the front of your mat. Finally, lift your arms above your head and bend your right knee so it’s over your ankle. You are in Warrior I. Hold the asana for 60 seconds before repeating on the opposite side.
As the astrological totem of Taurus is the Cow, Cow Pose is the ideal posture. To practice the asana, begin on all fours. Your neck should be in a neutral position and your gaze should be directed towards the floor. Taking a deep breathe in, lift your chest and bottom toward the ceiling while dropping your stomach toward the floor. This movement should create a gentle arch in your back. Next, lift your head and gaze straight ahead of you for a few seconds. Finally, exhale and move your spine back to a tabletop position. Repeat this process between 5 and 10 times.
Gemini’s are known for their communicative nature and often spend time hunched over a computer. Opening the chest and shoulders, Cobra Pose is ideal for releasing tension in the back and neck. To begin, lie down on your mat with your stomach touching the ground. Lengthen your legs, keeping the tops of your feet on the floor. Next, place your hands flat on the ground directly under your shoulders. Gently draw your elbows back into your body whilst pressing your thighs and the tops of your feet into the ground. Stay in this position for a couple of seconds, remembering to breathe deeply. When you are ready, lift your chest off the ground by straightening both arms. Finally, press your tailbone firmly into the floor and engage your bottom. You are in Cobra Pose. For best results, draw your shoulder blades towards your back and distribute the stretch evenly throughout the spine. Hold the posture for around 30 seconds before releasing the asana and lowering yourself back down to the ground.
Standing Forward Bend stretches the legs while also improving the health of the sinuses and stomach. To practice the asana, stand tall with your feet directly under your hips. Hinge at the waist and lower your upper body toward the floor. To minimise pressure on the lower back, bend your knees generously throughout the pose. Finally, take hold of your ankles and let your body hand naturally towards the mat. You are in Forward Fold. Hold the asana for 1 minute whilst breathing deeply. If you want to deepen the stretch, slowly sway your torso from side to side.
Reflecting the spirit of your animal totem, Cat Pose is ideal for all the Leo’s out there. The posture gently opens the middle back to create space in the chest and heart. To practice the asana, begin on your hands and knees in a tabletop position. Your neck should remain in a neutral position with your eyes focussed on the floor. Next, breathe out and arch your back towards the ceiling. Let your head hang between your arms with your crown pointing towards the mat. Hold this position for a few seconds before moving your spine back to a neutral position. You are in Cat Pose. Repeat the sequence between 5 and 10 times for best results.
Virgo’s are known for their productive nature. Although this is admirable, they often forget to take time to relax. Seated Forward Bend is perfect for calming the body and mind. To practice the asana, begin seated with your legs together and your hands by your sides. Lift your chest and lower your upper body towards your legs. Engage your abdominals and imagine your stomach moving toward your thighs. You are in Seated Forward Bend. If you can’t bend all the way, that’s fine! As long as you feel a stretch then the asana is doing its job.
Libra’s often feel magnetised towards balance and order. Boat Pose can help you to achieve both these things. To begin, sit down on the floor with your legs extended in front of you. Next, place your hands on the floor just a little behind your hips, with your fingertips pointing towards your feet. Press your palms firmly into the ground as you strengthen your arms. Keeping your back straight, gently lean back and lift your feet off the ground. Your shins should now be parallel to the floor. As you lift your chest, lengthen the front of your torso. Finally, extend both arms forward until they are in line with your shoulders. You are in Boat Pose. Hold the pose for 30 seconds whilst breathing deeply.
Scorpios are known for their intense personality. Because of this, the intense Garland Pose is the perfect match for this zodiac. To practice Garland Pose, stand tall with your feet directly beneath your hips. Keeping your spine as straight as possible, push your hips back and down as if you’re sitting in a chair. You are in Garland Pose. For best results, bring your hips as low as you can without bending your spine. To make the posture easier, place a rolled up blanket beneath your heels; this will stop them from lifting off the ground.
A personality trait of Sagittarius is to look forward and plan for the future. With Warrior II, you can contemplate this whilst gazing towards the horizon. To practice the asana, begin by standing tall. With your right leg, take a big step forward while keeping both your legs straight. Next, turn your left foot out 90 degrees and your right foot in 45 degrees. Finally, bend your right knee and stretch both arms out to the sides. You are in Warrior II. Hold the asana for 1 minute before repeating on the opposite side.
Associated with the Mountain Goat, Capricorns are best suited to the steadfast Mountain Pose. To practice this asana, begin standing with your feet together. Press down through your toes as you spread them apart. Tense your quadriceps to lift your kneecaps, then lift yourself up through your inner thighs. As you lift your chest, draw your stomach in and up and press your shoulders down. Bring your shoulder blades together to open your chest, keeping your palms facing inwards. You are in Mountain Pose. Hold the asana for around 30 seconds whilst breathing deeply.
To remain healthy, Aquarius must take care of their lower body. As Downward Facing Dog boosts circulation in the calves and ankles, it’s the perfect match! To practice the asana, begin on all fours with your wrists under your shoulders. With your toes tucked under, lift your hips off the ground and draw them back towards your heels. If your hamstrings feel too tight, keep your knees slightly bent. If you need more length, gently walk your hands forward until the pose feels comfortable. Finally, press your palms into the mat and rotate your elbows towards each other. You are in Downward Facing Dog. Hold the asana for around 30 seconds before returning to all fours.
Pieces are renowned for the psychic abilities. Child’s Pose is said to stimulate the third eye to improve natural talent. To practice Child’s Pose, start by kneeling on your mat. Next, take a deep breath in as you sit back on your heels. As you exhale, walk your hands out in front of you until your chest is touching the mat. Finally, rest your forehead on the mat and relax your arms by your sides. You are in Child’s Pose. Hold the asana for around 30 seconds before rising slowly.
To improve your emotional and physical health, practice the yoga poses for your zodiac sign. If you’re practising independently, it’s essential to have the right equipment. Before getting started, pick up a breathable yoga t-shirt and some comfy leggings.