The Best Yoga Pose for Your Zodiac Sign

yoga Nov 21, 2019
Yoga for Your Zodiac Sign

Want to know the best yoga pose to harness the strengths of your zodiac sign? Yoga poses not only offer muscular benefits, like flexibility, mobility, strength, and resilience, but they also offer emotional strength and clarity.

Use your unique pose to embody the mood, vibration, and personality of your highest self…

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Eight Angle Pose Preparation

The Ram is the first sign of the zodiac; as a fire sign, they’re passionate and full of excitement towards the things they love – people, activities, and work that aligns with their True North. As the first sign, they’re youthful and high-energy – and they have no problem exploring and fighting for their beliefs. 

Channel your inner Aries fire with a core-burning and arm-strengthening Eight Angle Pose. Be sure to warm your body up properly with a few Vinyasas before trying! Also, if you’re just starting out, try Eight Angle Pose Preparation! With your fiery Aries energy, you’ll be working the full expression of the pose in no time.


Taurus (April 20 – May 20) 

Bound Angle Forward Bend

As an earth sign, Bulls tend to be grounded in their perspectives, which also makes them extremely patient and soothing. They’re the homey sign that loves to provide the feeling of security to others. On one hand, they’re stubborn – but on the other hand, this stubbornness is what allows them to remain loyal partners, in business/work projects, friendships, and relationships

Enjoy a deep sense of grounding with Bound Angle Forward Bend. Be sure to sit on a block if you have tight hips, or simply enjoy a few breaths in Bound Angle.


Gemini (May 21 – June 20):

Wild Thing

The twins and their dual personality create a balance of curiosity and seriousness. As an air sign, Geminis are always up in the clouds, with their thoughts and their decisions constantly moving. A Gemini will always be seeking someone to talk to and interact with, as they always feel like their “other half” is missing – this makes them super social and always ready to flirt. 

Explore movement with curiosity in Wild Thing, allowing yourself to move however feels good. The playfulness of flipping in and out will appeal to your airy, lighthearted twin, while the strong base of of your feet will appeal to your steady, serious twin.


Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Camel

Cancer’s got *all the feels* – as a water sign, the Crab of the zodiac has an abundant flow of sensitive emotion, characterized by its empathy. Because of their emotional abundance, when they care, they care deeply – for friends, family, and everything in between.

Embrace the *feels* with Camel: allow the good emotions in, and release any weighted emotions out; channel your inner truth and let that heart chakra shine.


Leo (July 23- August 22)

Sphinx

As a fiery (literally, fire sign) natural-born leader, the Lion is confident, creative, and ready to spearhead anything. Though their roars can sometimes come off as being dramatic, they wear their hearts on their sleeves as incredibly generous, loyal, and warm-hearted friends.

Channel your inner, regal lion in Sphinx. Allow your warm heart to shine as your chest opens proudly as you energize the spine.


Virgo (August 23- September 22)

Standing Wide Legged Forward Fold

As the Maiden and Earth sign, the Virgo is hardworking, loyal, and careful. Because of this, Virgos love plans – and without them, they tend to worry. A virgo prioritizes well-being above all else, nurturing themselves in self-growth, others, and the planet. A Virgo is stable and intimate – never casual.

Take a few deeps in Standing Wide Legged Forward Fold, a restorative pose that allows the head to be below the heart: this will calm your sometimes-overly-active nervous system –  you can also add a twist in the Wide Legged Forward Fold Twist Variation.


Libra (September 21 – October 22)

Balancing Table

The Scales’ strengths are cooperation and fairness – they are peace-seekers who avoid confrontation in favor of harmony whenever possible. As an Air sign, Libras are always seeking out new ideas and experiences, especially in the arts.

Practice your ability to maintain harmony and balance in Balancing Table – for an extra challenge, try tucking the bottom toes under and lifting the knee off the mat!


Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Bird of Paradise

The Scorpion is intense, brave, and assertive, never afraid to dive deep into whatever they attack with tenacity. As a water sign, they’re mysterious, like the deep, dark ocean: in this mystery they may hold their own secrets, but you can also be guaranteed they will always keep yours.

Use your intensity and bravery to tackle Bird of Paradise, a balancing pose that requires focus and bravery. If you can’t extend the leg straight, that’s totally fine! Keep the knee bent.


Sagittarius (November 22- December 21)

Lizard Pose

The Archer is always on adventure, dreaming big and taking risks. Because they’re a fire sign, they’re full of energy and enthusiasm for everything and anything pursue. They’re also known for their humor – useful when they’re traveling the world on their explorations. Extremely extroverted, Sags are often the life of the party. 

Open your hips in Lizard Pose so that you’re nimble, always ready for another adventure, then strengthen those legs for the long haul in Extended Side Angle.


Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Tree Pose

As an Earth sign, the Goat is measured, responsible, and disciplined. They’re often lone wanderers, employing their independence to achieve long-term goals along with their masterful self-control. Because they’re so structured, Capricorns take a while to let their guard down – but once they do, they are committed.

Enjoy the feeling of grounding into the Earth with stable, steady Tree Pose – and if you’re feeling stable there, take Bending Tree.

 


Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Plow Pose 

As an air sign, the Water-Bearer (confusing, right? not a typo! haha) is constantly in search of progress – often described as the “mad scientist” or “humanitarian” who is constantly fighting for innovation and social justice. The Water Bearers thrive in social and community settings, and believe relationships should provide both partners with intellectual and emotional independence as needed. 

An adventuring Aquarius sometimes needs to relax the nervous system! Take Plow to restore the nervous system, while still feeling playful. If Plow isn’t available to you, just take Legs up the Wall!


Pisces (February 18 – March 20)

Fish Pose

The Fish of the Zodiac, as a water sign, is full of compassion and intuition – they’re the deep romantics who crave true connection and unity. They’re the dreamers, healers, and faithful friends/lovers that love to express themselves through music and art – they’re known, also, to have an eclectic mix of friends.

As a Pisces, what better pose to try than Fish Pose!? As one of the most compassionate and spiritual signs of the zodiac, this pose harnesses all the energy in your third eye, throat, and heart chakras – so you can align with your truth.

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