Is There A Yoga For Your Horoscope? (Yogascopes)

19 December, 2013
Is There A Yoga For Your Horoscope? (Yogascopes) Is There A Yoga For Your Horoscope? (Yogascopes)
Yoga for Your Horoscope - Can this be true? Since each zodiac sign symbolically rules different parts of the body so it is possible to predict a yoga asana that focuses on the body parts that best represents your zodiac horoscope.

Aries: The Ram (March 21 - April 20)

Element: Fire

Quality: Cardinal

Ruling House: First

Ruling Planets: Mars

Aries Traits:

Aries are bundled with energy and dynamism. They are impulsive, action oriented and love physicality. They are leaders of the pack who prefer to initiate rather than compete.

Aries Yoga Pose:

These attributes can be connected to Warrior Yoga Poses such as Virabhadrasana is perfect for them. The dynamic standing poses that require concentration and determination and are best to enhance stability and balance in the body. Also, Aries tend to overwork their brains and are inclined to be suffer from headaches, stress, depression, eyesight issues and things concerned with the head. Therefore, Aries should practice the Downward Dog Pose in Yoga as it helps in regulating blood circulation and increases brain efficiency.

Taurus: The Bull (April 20 - May 20)

Element: Earth

Quality: Fixed

Ruling House: Second

Ruling Planets: Venus

Taurus Traits:

Unlike Aries that love the game, Taureans love the rewards of the game such as material and physical goods and fine dining and delicacies. Although like the bull, they are stubborn yet persistent. They seek pleasures and peace.

Taurus Yoga Pose:

The yoga asana that would suit Taureans the best would be Vrksasana - The Tree Pose. It helps stretch and strengthen inner thighs, groins, shoulders, calves and foot muscles. This pose helps relax the nervous system by increasing body awareness.

Gemini: The Twins (May 21 - June 20)

Element: Air

Quality: Mutable

Ruling House: Third

Ruling Planets: Mercury

Gemini Traits:

Gemini are original, innovative, strong minded and intelligent folks. But they tend to over exert themselves by doing too much work for mind and body.

Gemini Yoga Pose:

If you're a Gemini born then you're more prone to suffer nervous system disorders. Gemini folks rule arms, hands, lungs and nervous system. Hence, it is advised that they stay extra cautious with respiratory, chest related problems and arm fractures. Hence, the yoga asana that best suit a Gemini is Halasana i.e. the Plow Pose. Halasana improves flexibility of the spine and calms the nervous system. It has benefits that relieve stress and fatigue quickly. It also improves digestion and helps get better sleep. Also, Gemini can practice the Salamba Sarvangasana which is the Shoulder Stand Pose. This again stretches your shoulders and improves flexibility of the upper spine.

Cancer: The Crab (June 21 - July 22)

Element: Water

Quality: Cardinal

Ruling House: Fourth

Ruling Planets: The Moon

Cancer Traits:

Cancerians are emotionally sensitive folks with powerful imagination. They are friendly and seek stability in physical and emotional life. Cancerians love nurturing others around. They are patriotic, passionate and have a good memory which makes them awesome story tellers over coffee and dinner tables.

Cancer Yoga Pose:

Cancer sign born face gastric troubles, stomach ailments and diseases connected with water. They tend to feel pain in the legs and feet. To lower emotional stress, they need to do lots of physical and sports activities especially Team Sports because it adds the element of community as cancerians tend to adjust better because they are water personalities. Cancerians also tend to have weak digestion as well. Therefore, the yoga asana that suits cancerians best is Ardha Chandrasana Asana i.e the Half Moon Pose. This asana helps in expanding chest and shoulders apart from improving overall balance. Crabs find solutions to their nagging pains as they are vindictive in nature. On the brighter side, cancers are good with money, probably because they value a sense of security. Overall, robust workout session is what can best help a touchy crab so it is recommended that they combine yoga with a bit of cardio element in it.

Leo: The Lion (July 23 - August 21)

Element: Fire

Quality: Fixed

Ruling House: Fifth

Ruling Planets: The Sun

Leo Traits:

Leos are like lions who are dominant, ambitious and have fiery strength. Leo sun sign born are ruled by the Sun. Leo folks love being the center of attention and making an impression with their personal magnetism. Leo's love the stage and limelight with flare for acting and drama. Their sense of power helps get things done and their opinionated nature set their ways. Leo born zodiac sign overwork their brains and are also tend to suffer from headache, eyesight and head injuries., pain in the back and spinal problems.

Leo Yoga Pose:

Obvious it may seem that the recommended yoga asa for leo is the Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation). It matches their personality traits and promotes blood circulation, respiration and digestion. Another pose recommended for the same is the Matsyasana or the Fish pose. This asana improves the overall calmness of the body by improving quality of the breaths and helps expand your chest, hip and rib muscles. Lions are natural to the gym and very strong folks. They rule heart and back so that is what the asanas should focus on.

Virgo: The Virgin (August 22 - September 23)

Element : Earth

Quality: Mutable

Ruling House: Sixth

Ruling Planets: Mercury

Virgo Traits:

Virgos are analytical and intelligent folks who are extremely practical in approach. They are independent, loyal and determined. They are critical in nature with attention to detail which their friends usually make fun of. Virgin association of Virgos lends them the quality of modesty and humanity. Virgins are great assets in the workplace as they don't overlook details, therefore, get things right.

Virgo Yoga Pose:

The stomach element rules the nervous and digestive systems, hence, virgos are more pone to stomach ailments and nervous disorders. The yoga asana that best suits them is Viparita Karani that is "Legs Up The Wall Pose". This posture helps drain the stress and anxiety away from your body. The other pose that is recommended for Virgins is the Sirsasana that is the Headstand Pose which works wonders to improve the digestion and ease stress.

Libra: The Scales (September 23 - October 22)

Element : Air

Quality: Cardinal

Ruling House: Seventh

Ruling Planets: Venus

Libra Traits:

Libras don't like to be alone and so they focus on partnerships. Libras are good when paired up as they enjoy playing a fair part in a partnership. True team players, Libras will be most happy when they are coupled with their lover. Libras are objective and fair. They don't enjoy conflict even if they take too much time in finding the balance, they take their time. Others may find them as indecisive but that's ok with Libras. Libras are artistic, stylish and love creating beautiful stuff. Libras are associated with Air element which that means attaining higher mind.

Libra Yoga Pose:

As Libras symbolize the balance, they seek discipline, peace, balance and harmony in their lives and with their surroundings. Libras are obsessed in looking young and beautiful, hence, they can achieve this by balanced yoga practice. Libras are inclined to suffer from pains in the back, kidney, bladder and even headaches. They prone to stress and depression as well. Hence, the yoga asana that would be best suited to them should lend balance and it is only through better breathing the balance is attained. Hence, the recommended yoga asana for Libras is Nadi Shodhana Prayanama which calms breathing and brings stability while draining stress.

Scorpio: The Scorpion King (October 23 - November 21)

Element : Water

Quality: Fixed

Ruling House: Eighth

Ruling Planets: Mars & Pluto

Scorpio Traits:

Scorpions are highly focused folks. They don't beat around the bush and focus on essential questions, uncover stuff that's hidden. Scorpios are fearless, objective and curious with good intuition. They live life on their own terms. Scorpios are intense, passionate, take risks and have strong desire to succeed and are surprisingly resourceful as well.

Scorpio Yoga Pose:

Although scorpios have a good immune system yet they are inclined to to disorders of reproductive organs and excretory system such kidney infections and problems in private parts. A good yoga pose for scorpio will be Ustrasana (Camel Pose). This pose strengthens back muscles and stimulates abdominal organs. Another suitable yoga asana for scorpio would be Baddha Konasana that is the Butterfly Pose as it improves circulation of blood and stimulate the heart apart from massaging the internal organs and reducing menstrual discomfort.

Sagittarius: The Archer (November 22 - December 21)

Element: Fire

Quality: Mutable

Ruling House: Ninth

Ruling Planets: Jupiter

Sagittarius Traits:

Sagittarius are wanderers and seekers. They hit the road, talk to people and get answers. They like philosophy, religion and similar stuff like seek meaning of life. Sagittarians are clear thinkers, and choose to look at the big picture most of the time. They enjoy explorations and gathering knowledge and answers. They are also hugely optimistic folks who feel lucky and smart all the time.

Sagittarius Yoga Pose:

Sagittarians tend to suffer from sciatica and rheumatism than from any other disease. The yoga asana that is best suited for them is the Supta Matsyendrasana that is the Reclined Spinal Twist which helps relieve back pain and stress inside the body. Another pose that will suit Sagittarius is the Supta Padangusthasana or the Reclining Big Toe Pose as it provides relief from backache and stretches the hips, hamstrings, and calves.

Capricorn: The Goat (December 22 - January 19)

Element: Earth

Quality: Cardinal

Ruling House: Tenth

Ruling Planets: Saturn

Capricorn Traits:

Capricorns are all about hard work. They are happy to put in a full day at the office knowing that they need to work hard to reach the top. Since they are ambitious and determined, they usually get there. Life is one big project for the Capricorn folks as they adopt a businesslike approach to everything they do. They are practical, pragmatic, realistic and believe in the power of incrementalism. Being extremely dedicated to their goals to the point that some call it stubbornness.They enjoy winning and those victories keep them going. These folks are domineering and egotistical while being efficient, industrious and super organized.

Capricorn Yoga Pose:

Capricorns are prone to indigestion, rheumatism and pains in the feet. They should remain cautious of leprosy, hysteria and gout as well. The yoga asana that best suits their style is Utkatasana, also known as the Chair Pose. At the core level, Utkatasana teaches how to find your seat of power within your pelvis, at the center of your body. When the pelvis is centered and aligned properly with gravity, it gives a feeling of stamina and vitality within the pose, as if you are tapping into a geyser of energy.

Aquarius: The Water Bearer (January 20 - February 18)

Element: Air

Quality: Fixed

Ruling House: Eleventh

Ruling Planets: Saturn & Uranus

Aquarius Traits:

Aquarians are humanitarian, philanthropic, visionaries and progress souls who want to make the world a better place. They have great ideas and have an inventive and original thought process. However, they tend to be impatient and temperamental as well. They are happy to give within their comfort levels and are freedom loving and individualistic.

Aquarius Yoga Pose:

Aquarians are inclined to suffer from stomach ailments, circulation of blood and liable to spasmodic and nervous complaints, as well as diarrhea, anemia and dropsy. The yoga asanas that are recommended for them are the Spinal twist or Ardha Matsyendrasana that aids digestion by making it easier for food to move through the intestines and the Cobra Pose or Bhujangasana as this posture stretches the abdominal muscles, stimulates circulation, improves digestion and relieves constipation.

Pisces: The Pair of Fish (February 19 - March 20)

Element: Water

Quality: Mutable

Ruling House: Twelfth

Ruling Planets: Jupiter & Neptune

Pisces Traits:

Pisces brings together many of the characteristics of the eleven signs that came before it. Pisces are selfless and spiritual. Feelings define Pisces as they feel the pain and the joy of others. Pisces are fluid and easy-going while they have their duality as represented the pair of fish. Pisces alternate between reality and non-reality with their introspective natures and are psychic in nature and fantasize a lot. Otherwise Pisces are compassionate, charitable and will quickly put the needs of others ahead of their own.

Pisces Yoga Pose:

Pisces are prone to suffer from nerves disorders, insomnia and anemia. They often have problems related to stomach and water born diseases. They are advised to live in bright, sunny, dry climates and take a great amount of fresh air and exercise. The yoga asana that suits them is the Halasana, also known as the Plow Pose that reduces backache and can help insomniac pisces get to sleep. Also, anemic pisces patients should start their yoga session with Pranayama followed by Sarvangasna or the Shoulder Stand which is a very powerful Yoga posture that helps the body to produce more red blood cells. It takes a few days practice to perfect it, but remember it works wonder for your anemic condition. Yoga can really help you achieve a flexible body and treating many of the ailments. Hence, you can incorporate the relevant yoga poses for your horoscope in your daily practice.
However, you should ALWAYS consult an experienced yoga teacher to tell a precise yoga for you based on your current health conditions.

Senior Astrologer and Vastu Expert with Ask Ganesha
Qualified with Masters (Pharmacy), Jyotish Shiromani and Jyotish Acharya Degrees.

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