Yoga and Wellness for your Zodiac Sign
Author credit - James Hirlehey
Have you ever wondered how wellness and Astrology can go together? Whether you use Western or Vedic astrology you can use your Sun sign to enhance your overall health, yoga practice, or wellness routine! Medical astrology is one of the earliest forms for practical uses for astrology. Each zodiac sign has a specific vibration that matches certain foods, exercises, and health needs. Here are different styles of Yoga paired with each zodiac sign!
Aries is a fire sign and therefore has a lot of excess and impulsive energy. Doing a Yoga practice, such as Hot Yoga, is perfect for this zodiac sign. You do not mind the heat and will love to break a sweat while you work out.
Taurus is an earth sign and therefore enjoys slower more relaxed forms of health and wellness. Yin Yoga practices are for you! You like to stretch and loosen up your body by staying in a pose for prolonged periods of time. Your tenacious nature means you will see each pose through to the end.
Gemini is an air sign. This means you will be focused on things that require a lot of breath work and mental focus. You may enjoy an Aerial yoga practice that allows you to be slightly more playful and free spirited.
Cancer is a water sign and does well with a daily meditation practice for overall health and wellness. Not usually one to over exert yourself, you are more suited to ease into your day with some pranayama and grounding exercises.
Leo is a fire sign but with slightly less energy than the other fire sings. You may want to try Hatha Yoga. This style of yoga will allow you to figure out your own pace and help you develop strength. If you like to commit to a daily exercise routine, then making a daily practice such as Hatha Yoga is for you!
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Virgo is an earth sign and often very focused on health and wellness. You may find that many of the earth zodiac signs are Yogis. Ashtanga yoga can be a challenging and athletic form of yoga. Your dedicated nature and strong mental power make this practice perfect for you.
Libra is an air sign and loves to go with the flow. You like for everything to be smooth, balanced, and drama free. A Libra may enjoy a Vinyasa style of yoga for the strict focus on coordinating breath and movement.
Scorpio is a water sign, tending to attract intense experiences; with exercise being no exception. You may like Iyengar Yoga for its all-inclusive approach. This practice requires a lot of precision and focus, just like you.
Sagittarius is a fire sign with a very perceptive nature. Kundalini Yoga will bring you the intense, transformative, and mind expansion you are often searching for in life. The amount of variety that exists in Kundalini yoga with a wide array of kriyas ensures you will never get bored with your practice!
Capricorn is an earth sign and is known to have trouble relaxing and letting go. When it comes to exercise you want to go at your own pace. A restorative yoga practice is perfect for you as this will allow you to ease into each pose, stretch, and gain flexibility; all things a Capricorn can benefit from.
Aquarius is an air sign and often has a lot of friends and acquaintances. You may enjoy an exercise program that requires a partner or buddy. Acro Yoga allows for the socialization you seek out and allows you to exercise at the same time. This practice involves acrobatic movements with a partner, requiring coordination and communication.
Pisces is a water sign, symbolic of all emotions and feelings in one. A Pisces typically thrives with any style of Yoga or meditation practice. You enjoy creating a mind, body connection through movement, breath-work, and mindfulness.
Keep in mind this list is just for fun and is drawing upon the symbolism, elements, and archetypes associated with each sign. Yoga is an excellent way to exercise both your mind and body with a multitude of styles to practice. Which styles of Yoga have you tried? Did it match up with the suggestion for your zodiac sign?