What’s the Best Type of Yoga Based on Your Zodiac Sign?

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We know that our astrological sign can reveal the deep desires and motivations in our lives and relationships. Our sun sign shows who we are at the core of our personality, which helps us notice our behaviors and what we are naturally drawn to.

 

Understanding our personality traits and needs can also help reveal what type of yoga we will enjoy most.

 

So – what is the style or discipline of yoga you should practice according to your zodiac sign?

 

1. Aries (March 21- April 19)

Hot Yoga

Hot yoga classes set the room temperature between 85 degrees and 105 degrees. The high heat helps to sweat out toxins, add intensity, build strength and gain flexibility in your yoga practice.

 

Aries the Ram is a fire sign known for its energetic and bold personality. Aries loves a challenge, and has a will of steel. They will love the intensity of hot yoga and will feel accomplished after sweating buckets on their mat.

 

Are you new to hot yoga and want to learn more? Check out 8 Benefits of Hot Yoga.

 

 

2. Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Hatha Yoga

Hatha yoga provides the practitioner with a set of yoga poses to help align the physical body and energetic channels along the spine. Hatha yoga is a great yoga style to encourage balance and unity within the mind and body.

 

Taurus is an earth sign that is characterized by the Bull who can be slow to start, but once moving likes to put their head down and work hard. Hatha yoga is a great yoga style to gently nudge Taurus forward, and provide steadiness with slow, deliberate movement that nourishes this patient personality.

 

If you’re a Taurus, check out this video to learn five basic yoga poses to get your yoga practice started.

 

 

3. Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini yoga focuses on the energy along the spine and opening the energetic channels of the chakras. Kundalini yogis practice to reach a different state of consciousness in the mind, body and spirit.

 

Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication. Represented by Twins, these mercurial folks are adventurous, original and have a naturally fast and wild energy. Kundalini yoga, with its emphasis on chanting and dance-like movements is a perfect way for Gemini to embrace this energy and channel it into spiritual realization.

 

 

4. Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

 

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga focuses on longer-held stretches with the intention of releasing emotions held within the deep connective tissues of the body. It is a much slower practice and traditionally holds each pose from 30 seconds to several minutes.

 

The little Crab that is Cancer is ruled by the Moon, the celestial body of emotions. They are drawn to safe spaces that are as nurturing as they are. Yin Yoga provides the perfect space for Cancers to feel safe and supported.

 

If you would like more information about Yin Yoga, read What is Yin Yoga and What Are the Benefits?.

 

 

5. Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Power Yoga

Power Yoga is a more intense and fitness-based style of vinyasa offering the yoga practitioner a faster, hotter and more vigorous practice. The sequences are faster, challenging and encourage breath connection.

 

The Leo has a ton of energy and loves to play. Power Yoga provides a perfect outlet for the Lion’s need for speed and plenty of opportunity to try new and challenging poses. They love being able to shine like superstars on their mat, and will feel even more positively charged when they walk out of this dynamic class.

 

Want to try a free Power Yoga class? Practice this 20-Minute Power Vinyasa Flow Class video, taught by fellow Leo Ashton August.

 

 

6. Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar yoga was founded by B.K.S. Iyengar and focuses on anatomy and alignment in each asana. Iyengar created many yoga props to incorporate with each asana to help the body find a therapeutic release in each yoga pose.

 

Virgo is an earth sign that thrives on organization and order. They are natural perfectionists and enjoy precision. Iyengar yoga is an absolute delight for the detail-oriented Virgo.

 

Watch this awesome 1977 video clip of B.K.S. Iyengar teaching yoga here.

 

 

7. Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Vinyasa Yoga

A vinyasa yoga class is primarily about connecting breath to movement through a sequence of yoga poses. Most vinyasa classes will incorporate a specific flow sequencing Downward Facing Dog, High Plank, Low Plank, Upward Facing Dog and then return to Downward Facing Dog throughout the yoga class.

 

Libra is represented by the Scales, and is always moving toward a space of balance and serenity. They are also drawn to a sense of beauty in all that they do. A Libra will love a vinyasa class sequenced to bring out that juicy, balanced and beautiful feeling.

 

If you are interested in learning the foundational poses for a vinyasa sequence, take this free class to Learn Down Dog, Plank and Chaturanga.

 

 

8. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

AcroYoga

AcroYoga is a recently popular yoga style with an acrobatic background that is practiced with a partner. AcroYoga requires communication and trust between two practitioners in order to be safe and successful.

 

Scorpio is known in the zodiac for its magnetic and intense ways. They are brave trendsetters, and deeply desire intimate connection. AcroYoga is just what Scorpio needs to feel excited about their practice.

 

If you want to get inspired, check out this beautiful AcroYoga video Learn to Fly with Dylan Werner and Ashley Galvin.

 

 

9. Sagittarius (November 22- December 21)

Meditation

Meditation is a tool for many things. Some people practice meditation to reduce stress, clear their minds or seek a higher level of consciousness. Everyone can benefit from a consistent meditation practice, but a Sagittarius might gain even more.

 

Sagittarius the Archer is always aiming for a higher learning. As a deep philosophical wisdom seeker, a Sagittarius will find meditation as a perfect channel to seek out truth. You can bet the studious Sagittarius will explore the multitude of meditation techniques with fervor once they taste transcendence.

 

If you are a Sagittarius seeking your truth, check out A Guided Meditation to Answer the Eternal Question “Who Am I?”.

 

 

10. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Ashtanga Yoga

Traditional Ashtanga Yoga is divided into six series, each building off the other. Yogis who practice Ashtanga Yoga will practice the same poses in every class as they progress to the next series.

 

The Capricorn Goat loves a mapped route up the mountain and is willing to work hard to achieve their set goals. Capricorn thrives with a structured plan, and the Ashtanga Yoga tradition will give the Capricorn the structure they love most.

 

For more information about Ashtanga Yoga, check out Ashtanga Yoga 101: Everything You Need to Know.

 

 

11. Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Jivamukti Yoga

Jivamukti Yoga classes are centered around chanting, pranayama, meditation and vigorous vinyasa. They also focus on spirituality, bhakti and nonviolence. Many Jivamukti yogis are known to be activists for veganism and environmentalism.

 

Aquarius is known for its out-of-the-box thinking and humanitarian drive. Jivamukti Yoga will help fuel the Aquarius’s own world-changing fire and the funky playlists will tickle their non-conformist side.

 

Meet co-creator of Jivamukti Yoga Sharon Gannon to learn more about Jivamukti Yoga.

 

 

12. Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Restorative yoga

Restorative yoga offers the yogi the opportunity to completely relax and rest their mind and body. During a restorative yoga class, the body is supported by yoga props such as yoga blocks, yoga blankets and bolsters to allow the muscles to relax and restore.

 

Pisces is a water sign, so Pisces are deeply in touch with the ebb and flow of their emotions. They are soft and caring personalities that need their downtime. Restorative yoga, the gentlest type of yoga, will feel like a warm hug for these sensitive souls.

 

When you want to practice restorative yoga at home, check out this free 17-Minute Restorative Sequence with Yoga Blocks class to help calm and restore the body.

 

 

Most of us are affected by astrology whether we can feel it in our bodies or not. Connecting this energetic pull to our yoga practice may help deepen our experience on our yoga mat. If your zodiac sign pairs with a style of yoga you have never tried, try it. You may be surprised at your experience.

 

Does your current style of yoga align with your zodiac sign? Would you be willing to try a new style if it didn’t? Let us know your experience if you try a new style! Leave us your feedback in the comments below.

 

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