Not only does your Zodiac sign say a lot about who you are, but it also explains which yoga poses can work well for you. In this article, we explore the best yoga pose to unleash the power of your zodiac sign. If you want to follow along, put on your yoga pants and hit the mat.
Aries are known for staying steady and strong to their purpose. Warrior II is the best pose to fine-tune this ability as it helps to build stamina and strength. From a standing position, take a big step forward with your right leg, keeping both legs straight. Next, turn your left foot out 90 degrees and your right foot in 45 degrees. Finally, bend your right knee and stretch your arms out to the sides. You are in Warrior II.
Cow Face Pose releases stagnant energy to help Taurus’s move forward in their lives. To practice the asana, sit down on your mat with a yoga strap in your right hand. Reach your right hand over your right shoulder and your left hand behind your back to grasp the other end of the strap. You are in Cow Face Pose. Hold the posture for 30 seconds whilst breathing deeply.
Geminis love communication. However, they are also known for sitting hunched over a laptop during the day. Shoulder opener helps to open the heart and relieve the neck and shoulder pain that comes with bad posture. To practice, clasp your hands behind your back and draw your shoulder blades together. Drop your hands low while keeping your fingers together. You are in Shoulder Opener. Hold the pose for around 30 seconds whilst breathing deeply.
Cancers are nurturing individuals. Child’s Pose is ideal for calming the nervous system and providing a feeling of security. To practice the asana, begin on all fours with your big toes together and your knees spread apart. Sit back on your heels and rest your upper body gently on your thighs. Reach your arms out in front of you to stretch the shoulders or keep them by your sides for a more relaxed stretch. You are in Child’s Pose. Hold the asana for 30 seconds for the best results.
Leos are determined and fierce like a lion. While this is an excellent quality, it can result in built-up tension over time. Lion Pose is the ideal way to release this tension. To practice the asana, begin seated with your legs crossed. Take a deep breath in, open your eyes wide and breathe out strongly through a wide-open mouth. As you do so, stick out your tongue and make a loud “ha” sound. You are in Lion Pose. Repeat the process 5 times for the best results.
At times, Virgos can be a bit high-strung. Plow Pose can help you to let go and relax a little. To practice the asana, begin on your back with your arms by your sides. Bend your knees and lift your toes up over your head until your feet touch the floor behind you. Keep your hands by your sides with your palms facing down. You are in Plow Pose. Hold the posture for 30 seconds whilst breathing deeply.
Libras are all about balance; however, it can be tough to find harmony at times. Warrior III can help you to achieve this balance. To practice the asana, begin standing tall with your hands on your hips. Straighten your left leg and extend it behind you. Next, square your hips the mat to bring your torso and lifted leg parallel to the floor. You are in Warrior III. Hold the posture for 30 seconds before repeating on the other side.
Like other water signs, Scorpios often have stubborn energy in their system. Eagle Pose floods the body with fresh oxygen to flush out the system. To perform Eagle Pose, stay seated with your back straight. Place your right thigh over your left thigh and wrap your right foot around your left ankle. Next, cross your left arm over your right arm and bend your elbows before placing your palms together. Finally, drop your shoulders away from your ears and raise your elbows. You are in Eagle Pose. Hold the posture for around 30 seconds before repeating on the other side.
As the symbol of Sagittarius is a bow and arrow, it makes sense that Archer Pose is ideal. To practice Archer Pose, stand tall with your feet apart. Turn your right foot out and bend the right knee. Finally, stretch out your right arm so that it’s parallel to the ground and pull your left arm back as if you’re about to shoot an arrow. You are in Archer Pose. Hold the position for 30 seconds before switching sides.
Capricorns are steady and stable but often have workaholic tendencies. Mountain Pose helps the body to unwind while remaining strong and steady. From a standing position, tense the quadriceps to lift your kneecaps, then lift yourself 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 posture for 30 seconds for the best results.
Aquarius is all about humanity and truth. Half Lotus is ideal as it’s all about meditation and stability. To practice the asana, begin seated with your legs crossed. If possible, rest one foot under the opposite knee and the other on the opposite thigh near the hip bone. You are in Half Lotus. Hold the posture for 30 seconds whilst breathing deeply.
Pisces see the union of all things, so this heart-opening posture is ideal. To practice Fish Pose, sit on the mat with your legs together. With your hands on the floor next to your bottom, lean back and place the top of your head on the floor. You are in Fish Pose. Hold the posture for 30 seconds for the best results.
So, there you have it – the best yoga pose to unleash the power of your zodiac sign. For best results, pack your yoga bag and hit the studio regularly.