Where do you turn when your world feels like it’s spinning out of control? We all have our own rituals to help us maintain inner peace in times of struggle, but it can’t hurt to try new things as well. If you find your old routine isn’t working to bring the relaxation into your spirit that it used to, it might be time to add a new ritual to your repertoire.
Try combining your older rituals to make them fresh and more empowering.
Yoga and astrology are two unique functions that help us along our path. Astrology guides us through the stars and their journey, lighting our way with wisdom. Yoga brings peace to our body, relaxing and balancing our core. But what happens when we marry these two ancient tools?
The roots of the word “hatha” are derived from the Sanskrit word for sun, or “ha,” and the Sanskrit word for moon, or “tha.” Essentially, this could be thought of as sun and moon yoga. This type of yoga can inspire us to sync our bodies up with the phases of the moon and the warmth of the sun.
This is a wonderful type of yoga to practice, combining astrology with the healing practice of body movements and poses.
Yoga and Your Astrology
There are also certain poses that will bring you more in tune with your star or sun sign. Let’s dive right in and take a look at the perfect pose for you, based on your sign.
Warrior Poses will bring out your fiery strength and motivation. Try introducing Warrior One or Two into your yoga routine to tap into your well of fire.
Cow Pose or Bridge Pose will bring you closer to the bull within, and ground your body’s roots in the earth.
Downward Facing Dog or Cobra Pose divide your body into two separate but equal parts, reflecting the dynamic personality that is Gemini.
Sun Salutations open your heart to the sky, allowing your emotions to flow through you and remain calm and centered.
Cat Pose is your go-to, Leo the Lion. This pose taps into your sign’s animal and stretches your body while releasing emotional tensions.
Mountain Pose is perfect for connecting your body to the earth and grounding your center so that you can focus on the work that needs to be done.
Eagle Pose will help you maintain your inner balance by encouraging your body to find its own center of balance, leaving you refreshed and calm.
To match the intensity of your personality, I recommend Boat Pose. While it may take some time to master, your skills can meet the challenge.
Your warm nature follows the sun, but I suggest you master Half Moon Pose to remain well-rounded and focused. This pose will help you maintain determination and motivation in all of your endeavors.
Camel Pose will help you sink into your body, appreciating its strength and balance. Feel your roots digging into the earth and finding their place within the universe.
Your determined personality is perfect for attempting to master the Crane Pose. Yes, it’s difficult at first, but once you find your internal balance, you’ll feel energy rushing through every part of your being.
Dolphin Plank Pose will help you keep your eye on the prize, encouraging you to turn your dreams into reality.
Learning to combine your yoga practices with your love for astrology will open up a new world for yourself, where your passions can intermingle and assist each other in helping you evolve into the person you were meant to be.
Yoga is about moving and working with energy, whereas astrology helps us learn the patterns of such energy and how this energy is affected by the stars and the world around us. It is up to you how you choose to bring these two practices together, but the end result will make you wish you’d married yoga and astrology long ago.
When the stars are properly aligned, it can bring us joyous and energizing feelings and circumstances. When your body’s energy is properly aligned, you feel refreshed, relaxed and in tune with who you are and what you need as a person.
“Yoga and astrology are powerful tools on the path to discovering our immense human potential.”—Colleen Saidman Yee
Our habits are what make us who we are, which is why it’s so important to form productive ones. Making yoga a part of your astrological practice will create a habit that connects you to the universe in more ways than one.
Learn to feel the energy of the stars flowing through your body as you master your poses and salutations, feeling the universal love flowing through your body, and discover who you really are.
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