If you’ve been practicing yoga for a while then you’re probably aware that there is a relationship between this healthy and transformative discipline and astrology.
According to astrologers and yoga practitioners alike, your star sign can tell a lot about what type of yoga you should be practicing, which method will be most beneficial for you and which one you will be most naturally drawn to. If you have a reasonable understanding of the horoscopes and have been practicing yoga for some time then you may have an idea about this. However, some of the details may very well shock and surprise you. When you think about it, it’s all pretty much common sense when you understand the star signs.
The Fire Signs – Leo, Sagittarius, and Aries
These fiery signs of Leo, Sagittarius and Aries have a highly competitive nature and are drawn to activities where they can compete with others. When it comes to yoga, hot yoga will be particularly appealing. The fire signs have an abundance of energy and therefore, like to burn it off during a good workout. Amazingly, the fire signs are also able to generate energy by using it in forms of activity such as workouts. They often find working out to be very relaxing and a good way for them to de-stress.
People born under these signs love to work out intensely and greatly enjoy the challenge side of it. Due to their high energy and love of fitness and physical activity they often get into shape pretty easily.
The Water Signs – Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces
The three water signs of Scorpio, Cancer, and Pisces are quite deep by nature and therefore, they will naturally like the more gentle and reflective forms of yoga, such as Hatha yoga and yin yoga. This is especially applicable to the signs of Pisces and Cancer who generally like a softer approach to life and to their activities. Yin is the more gently and subtle energy of yin-yang and also relates to the element of water, which directly corresponds to these three signs, therefore, yin yoga is very good for all three zodiac signs. These types of yoga are also fairly meditative, which make them especially attractive to Pisces and Scorpio who are great lovers of meditation and introspection.
Scorpio’s are also drawn to exertive forms of yoga such as Bikram as they also enjoy a hard workout and have a serious side to their personalities. Scorpio’s like to be achievers so if there is an activity with a goal in mind then they will likely be drawn to it.
The Earth Signs – Virgo, Taurus, and Capricorn
The earth signs or Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, for the most part, like to be very organized and have a structure to their life and recreational activities. Therefore, it is not unusual for them to be drawn to a form of yoga such as Ashtanga or Bikram.
They often have a ritualistic side to their personalities so they may often choose to work out in the same corner of the room and be organized and ready way before the class starts. They like a challenge and will often strive to really good at physical persuits, although they often don’t think they are getting good enough. They are driven and focused and love to reach new heights. Taurus is an exception as they can sometimes be a bit lazy, often needing encouragement in getting down to their exercise routine and can often benefit from a coach.
The Air Signs – Libra, Gemini, and Aquarius
These three air signs particularly like a social gathering, therefore, they greatly enjoy working out with friends or making friends at the classes. Air signs can have a tendency to get bored easily, so they like to do a form of yoga that is not too routine-based and has a lot of variety each class. This helps to keep their interest.
Due to their fickle nature, Libra, Aquarius, and Gemini like to try many forms of yoga and check out different teachers. They are often interested in the latest craze so will most likely be drawn to whatever’s new at the time.