Yoga For Pisces Sun or Rising Signs

Sun Sign Birth Dates for Pisces: Feb 19–Mar 20

Is Pisces your Rising Sign? Your rising sign, also called your ascendant, is the sign that was rising over the eastern horizon when you were born, and is the sign in your 1st House. If you know what time you were born, you can calculate your Rising sign.

 

Pisces is the final sign of the zodiac, and takes us right into the realm of the spiritual; our higher self and the world of dreams and imagination. Someone with a Sun or rising sign in Pisces is likely to come across as artistic, intuitive and sensitive.

 

What to play up:

  • Compassion
  • Creativity
  • Intuition
  • Wisdom
  • Kindness

What to watch out for:

  • Overly fearful
  • Overly trusting
  • Acting the martyr

 

Your Element, Dosha and Guna

Water is your element.

Water signs are likely to be predominantly Kapha in nature.

When there is too much Kapha nature in someone, it results in excess lethargy and can lead to feeling dull and heavy, as well as the physical manifestations of congestion.

Because of this, it’s recommended to keep your yoga asana practise regular and incorporate a more rigorous flow. Incorporate powerful standing poses, creating heat in your body to counter your natural tendency to feel cold and sluggish.

You could also try incorporating Bhastrika (Bellows Breath), which helps to remove excess congestion in the lungs, create warmth and energise the mind.

The Guna associated with Mutable signs is Sattva. Sattva can be symbolised by a newborn baby; the state of balance and equanimity. Sattva goes with the flow; accepting and working with change as it is.

Although Sattva is likely the Guna you want to cultivate most, too much can lead someone to be too ‘spacey’, disconnecting from reality or unable to be motivated to do something. That is why all three Gunas work together; some grounding and stability from Tamas makes Sattva more stable, and a little fire from Rajas makes Sattva dynamic.

Because of this, it’s recommended to keep your yoga asana practise varied to maintain your stable balance of all three Gunas and keep Sattva in check. Full-bodied practises, incorporating dynamic asana, pranayama and quiet periods of meditation is best.

 

Your Ruling Planet

Neptune is your ruling planets.

Neptune is represented by the lord of the sea – think Triton in The Little Mermaid. It represents the desire to escape the world of the mundane, and encourages us to dream of distant shores. Neptune is also connected to music, so those born under it’s influence are likely to reveal music preferences early in life.

 

Body Part Focus

The feet are most associated with Aquarius, as well as the lymph system, immune system and the pineal gland.

 

An Affirmation For Your Practise

“I am living my dream.”

 

Yoga Asanas For Your Sign

 

1) Mountain Pose (Tadasana)

Stand with feet together or hips-width/two fists apart. Lift toes, spread them out, place back down. Lift through the arches and up through the knees and thighs. Internally rotate thighs. Soften tailbone down to lengthen back. Shine chest to sky whilst pulling ribs in line with hips. Bring back of head in line with back of heels. Drop chin slightly, lengthen through crown to sky. Ground down whilst lifting up.

Expressions of this pose:

Hands to heart in prayer, raise arms and stretch from side to side, arm swings.

Modifications:

Could be done partly on a chair.

Mountain pose
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2) Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

Come to all fours, hands and knees. Set your knees directly below your hips and your hands slightly forward of your shoulders. Spread your fingers wide, index fingers facing forward, and turn your toes under.

Ground firmly through your hands and toes as you bend your knees slightly, lifting your tailbone straight up. Work toward straightening your legs, but prioritise ease and length through the spine.

Expressions of this pose:

Lift one hand and take it to the opposite leg into a twist, look under shoulder.

Modifications:

Keep knees bent, add blanket under heels.

Downward facing dog
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3) Upward Facing Dog

Lie on your belly with the tops of your feet on the floor. Bring your palms to the floor beside your waist and bring your elbows in towards your body. Inhale and straighten your arms, simultaneously lifting your torso up and your legs a few inches off the floor on an inhalation. Keep the thighs firm, the arms strong and turned out so the elbow creases face forward. Ground strongly into the hands and toes/top of foot.

Modifications:

Often it’s difficult to keep the legs strongly suspended above the floor. Before you move into the pose, position a thick blanket roll below your top thighs. When you are in the pose, lightly rest your thighs on this roll as you press the tailbone closer to the roll.

Upward Facing Dog
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4) Half-Frog Pose

Lie on your belly. Press your forearms against the floor and lift your head and upper torso. Bend your right knee and bring the heel toward the same-side buttock. Reach back with your right hand and clasp the inside of your foot. Use the base of your palm to press down the top of the foot. Keep shoulder square with the front of the mat and continue to keep your left shoulder lifted.

Modifications: 

Support the lift of the upper torso with a bolster under your lower ribs, and press your free forearm on the floor in front of the bolster.

Half-Frog Pose
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5) Fish Pose (Matsyasana)

Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet on the floor. Inhale, slide your hands, palms down, below your buttocks, tucking your forearms and elbows in to your sides. Inhale and press your forearms and elbows firmly against the floor then lift your upper torso and head away from the floor. Release your crown back onto the floor. There should be a minimal amount of weight on your head to avoid crunching your neck.

Expressions of pose: 

Raise your legs straight out, up to a foot off the ground.

Modifications:

Perform the pose with your back supported on a thickly rolled blanket. Be sure your head rests comfortably on the floor and your throat is soft.

Fish pose
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Yoga For Scorpio Sun or Rising Signs

Sun Sign Birth Dates for Scorpio: Oc 23–Nov 21

Is Scorpio your Rising Sign? Your rising sign, also called your ascendant, is the sign that was rising over the eastern horizon when you were born, and is the sign in your 1st House. If you know what time you were born, you can calculate your Rising sign.

 

Scorpio may appear a bit scary, but this is a truly fascinating sign. Someone with a Sun or rising sign in Scorpio is mysterious, intense and passionate and a most loyal, devoted friend.

 

What to play up:

  • Honesty
  • Intuition
  • Sexuality
  • Creativity
  • Determination

What to watch out for:

  • Being resentful
  • Being secretive
  • Being manipulative

 

Your Element, Dosha and Guna

Water is your element.

Water signs are likely to be predominantly Kapha in nature.

When there is too much Kapha nature in someone, it results in excess lethargy and can lead to feeling dull and heavy, as well as the physical manifestations of congestion.

Because of this, it’s recommended to keep your yoga asana practise regular and incorporate a more rigorous flow. Incorporate powerful standing poses, creating heat in your body to counter your natural tendency to feel cold and sluggish.

You could also try incorporating Bhastrika (Bellows Breath), which helps to remove excess congestion in the lungs, create warmth and energise the mind.

The Guna associated with Fixed signs is Tamas. Tamas can be symbolised by a tall mountain; strong and steady. Having too much Tamas can lead to laziness, apathy, depression, and a general heavy or ‘stuck’ feeling.

Try to practice more vinyasa and sun salutation-type sequences, as well as incorporating backbends and balancing poses. These are great for increasing energy and invigorating the body.

 

Your Ruling Planet

Pluto is your ruling planet. Although Pluto is no longer officially considered a planet, it affects astrological readings just the same.

Pluto is the ruler of destruction, transformation and taboos, speaking primarily of sexual repression that leads to deep unconscious frustration. Because it is an outer planet, Pluto’s influence is certainly not mild or subtle, it aims to destroy the old and bring forth the new.

 

Body Part Focus

The pelvis, genitals and reproductive organs are most associated with Scorpio.

 

An Affirmation For Your Practise

“I transform.”

 

Yoga Asanas For Your Sign

 

1) Staff Pose (Dandasana)

Sit down with your legs together and extended straight out in front of you. Move the flesh out from underneath your sitting bones and root them firmly down into the ground. Flex your feet and plant your palms beside your hips with your fingertips pointing toward your toes, press into your hands to sit up tall.

Modifications:

If your palms don’t firmly touch the ground, place blocks underneath your hands.

Staff Pose
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2) Camel pose (Ustrasana)

Come to knees, top of feet flat on floor. Bring hands to sacrum, fingertips pointing down. Inhale lifting breastbone to ceiling, exhale, press hips forwards and bringing hands to soles of feet.

Modifications:

Head can go back or if you have neck issues, keep head up, with chin to chest. Can also curl toes under so hands come to heels, lessening the distance of the backbend.

Camel Pose
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3) Locust pose (Salabhasana)

Lay on belly, hands face down beside face. Lift chest, legs and hands off the floor. Draw tailbone and pubic bone together to engage core. Extend through crown and feet.

Expressions of this pose:

Arms facing down and back along side of body. Or hands together behind back, fingers interlaced.

Modifications:

Alternate raising arms and legs.

Locust pose
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4) Wide-Legged Forward Fold (Prasarita Padottanasana)

Inhale step feet 3–4 feet apart, toes slightly in. Exhale, bring hands to waist. Inhale, lift chest. Exhale, hinge from hips, lengthening through spine. Place hands on floor, inline with toes. Inhale, lift gaze forward and create length. Exhale, fold forward, aiming to get crown to floor.Draw elbows towards each other, press through outer edges of feet, bring weight forward to create length through spine.

Expressions of this pose:

Hands behind back, index finger and thumb to grip big toes, hands on waist, twists

Modifications:

Bend knees slightly if hamstrings tight, bring hands forward or onto blocks

Wide-Legged Standing Forward Fold
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5) Garland pose (Malasana)

Lower into a squat with your knees tracking your toes outward. Inhale lengthen up through your crown. Exhale, lean your torso forward and fit it snugly between your thighs. Expand your elbows into your inner knees, bringing your palms to together in Anjali Mudra and draw the knees into the elbows.

Expressions of this pose:

Take a twist, placing one hand on the floor in front of you, and one hand toward the sky. Gaze toward raised hand. Repeat on the other side.

Modifications:

Keep heels lifted if necessary. Place a rolled up blanket under heels if they are far from the ground.

Garland pose
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Yoga For Virgo Sun or Rising Signs

Sun Sign Birth Dates for Virgo: Aug 23–Sep 22

Is Virgo your Rising Sign? Your rising sign, also called your ascendant, is the sign that was rising over the eastern horizon when you were born, and is the sign in your 1st House. If you know what time you were born, you can calculate your Rising sign.

 

Virgo is the stickler for detail. Someone with a Sun or rising sign in Virgo is organised, a true problem solver and tends to trust their head more than their heart.

 

What to play up:

  • Loyalty
  • Rational thinking
  • Considerateness
  • Conscientiousness
  • Practicality

What to watch out for:

  • Shyness
  • Worry
  • Overly critical of self and others

 

Your Element, Dosha and Guna

Earth is your element.

Earth signs are likely to be predominantly Kapha in nature.

When there is too much Kapha nature in someone, it results in excess lethargy and can lead to feeling dull and heavy, as well as the physical manifestations of congestion.

Because of this, it’s recommended to keep your yoga asana practise regular and incorporate a more rigorous flow. Incorporate powerful standing poses, creating heat in your body to counter your natural tendency to feel cold and sluggish.

You could also try incorporating Bhastrika (Bellows Breath), which helps to remove excess congestion in the lungs, create warmth and energise the mind.

The Guna associated with Mutable signs is Sattva. Sattva can be symbolised by a newborn baby; the state of balance and equanimity. Sattva goes with the flow; accepting and working with change as it is.

Although Sattva is likely the Guna you want to cultivate most, too much can lead someone to be too ‘spacey’, disconnecting from reality or unable to be motivated to do something. That is why all three Gunas work together; some grounding and stability from Tamas makes Sattva more stable, and a little fire from Rajas makes Sattva dynamic.

Because of this, it’s recommended to keep your yoga asana practise varied to maintain your stable balance of all three Gunas and keep Sattva in check. Full-bodied practises, incorporating dynamic asana, pranayama and quiet periods of meditation is best.

 

Your Ruling Planet

Mercury is your ruling planet.

He/she (Mercury is seen as gender neutral) is commonly identified with the Greek Hermes, the fleet-footed messenger of the gods. Mercury is all about communication, moving quickly through the sky.

Because of Mercury’s ability to communicate, Virgos often make successful careers as writers and journalists, as well as the more analytical, details-oriented roles such as statisticians, analysts and so on.

 

Body Part Focus

The abdomen is most associated with Virgo.

This includes the stomach, small intestine, gall bladder and spleen. Virgo is also the co-ruler (along with Gemini) of the nervous system.

It might be worth focussing on asanas that help with digestion and core activation.

 

An Affirmation For Your Practise

“I let go of that which does not serve my purpose.”

 

Yoga Asanas For Your Sign

 

1) Boat Pose (Paripurna Navasana)

Begin seated, knees bent, feet flat on floor. Lean back slightly and lift your feet, bringing your shins parallel to the floor. Balance on your sit bones, keeping your spine straight. Hands can support legs under thighs.

Start to straighten your legs and bring your arms to the side. Use your core strength to create stability. Keep your collar bones open and lifted.

Expressions of this pose:

Low boat – bring legs lower and lean back more.

Modifications:

Keep your knees bent. Keep arms supporting legs.

Boat pose
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2) Cobra pose (Bhujangasana)

Lay on belly, hands face down under shoulders. The tops of your feet should rest on the mat, pressing firmly through them.  Inhale, lift your head and heart forward and upward, keeping length through your spine. Use your hands as support – try not to push too much into them. Exhale, slowly lower your chest and forehead to the mat.

Expressions of this pose:

Try lifting your palms off the floor.

Modifications:

Practise against a wall, belly and palms against it. As you press against the wall, draw your shoulder blades firmly into your upper back and broaden across your collar bones.

Cobra pose
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3) Revolved Side Angle Pose (Parivrtta Parsvakonasana)

Inhale, step feet 3–4 feet apart. Turn right foot out 90 degrees, left foot out 60 degrees. Left hand to outside of right foot, taking right arm up. Gaze to sky, draw belly in and create length, keep legs strong.

Expressions of this pose:

Bring right arm around back, or bind by taking left arm under right leg, holding right hand.

Modifications:

Come into from low lunge (knee on floor) and arms in prayer. Use of block. Modify neck position.

Revolved side angle
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4) Head-to-knee Pose (Janu Sirsasana)

From staff pose, place right foot to inner thigh. Inhale, create length through the spine, extend arms up. Exhale, fold forward taking extended foot or clasp wrist around foot. Inhale, create length as you wave the spine forward, exhale to draw head to toes. Lift elbows, draw shoulders back and down.

Expressions of this pose:

Revolved – Take the arm on side of bent leg up and over your head, turning your chest to face upwards, lengthening through the side body.

Modifications:

Rolled up blanket in bent knee if you have issues with deep knee flexion.

Head-to-Knee Pose
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5) Half lord of the fishes (Ardha Matsyendrasana)

From easy pose, bring right leg in with knee pointing forward, take left leg over right knee, sole of foot to floor. Inhale lengthen through spine. Exhale hooking right elbow over left leg, left arm stabilises behind your back. Twist from base of spine, let head turn last to look behind you.

Expressions of this pose:

Thread right arm under left knee, reaching around your back and take hand with left hand.

Modifications:

Use a strap to connect arms if taking bind. Extend bottom leg if hips are tight.

Half Lord of the Fishes
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Yoga For Cancer Sun or Rising Signs

Sun Sign Birth Dates for Cancer: June 22–July 22

Is Cancer your Rising Sign? Your rising sign, also called your ascendant, is the sign that was rising over the eastern horizon when you were born, and is the sign in your 1st House. If you know what time you were born, you can calculate your Rising sign.

 

Cancer, the first water sign to show up in the Zodiac, also initiates the Summer in the northern hemisphere. Someone with a Sun or rising sign in Cancer is like the crab the sign is represented by: hard on the outside, soft on the inside.

 

What to play up:

  • Sensitivity
  • Caring
  • Imagination
  • Loyalty
  • Vulnerability

What to watch out for:

  • Grasping; tendency to not let go
  • Self-pity
  • Manipulation

 

Your Element, Dosha and Guna

Water is your element.

Water signs are likely to be predominantly Kapha in nature.

When there is too much Kapha nature in someone, it results in excess lethargy and can lead to feeling dull and heavy, as well as the physical manifestations of congestion.

Because of this, it’s recommended to keep your yoga asana practise regular and incorporate a more rigorous flow. Incorporate powerful standing poses, creating heat in your body to counter your natural tendency to feel cold and sluggish.

You could also try incorporating Bhastrika (Bellows Breath), which helps to remove excess congestion in the lungs, create warmth and energise the mind.

Your Guna is Rajas, associated with Cardinal signs. The nature of Rajas can be symbolised by an erupting volcano; it is attraction, longing, and attachment. When in excess, Rajas can be a source of anxiety, over-thinking, and hyperactivity.

Practicing at least one restorative pose every day will be very effective at reducing Rajas. It’s also worth holding poses for longer and minimise or slow down vinyasa and sun salutation-type sequences.

 

Your Ruling Planet

The moon is your ruling luminary (sorry Cancers, you don’t get a planet, but the Moon is an awesome ruler!)

The moon is hard to ignore, even if you aren’t clued up on the astrology. She rules the ocean waves, fertility and even scientific research acknowledges her effect on human behaviour.

The ultimate representation of primordial femininity, the moon illuminates our hearts, our emotions, our need for comfort. The moon is also considered one of the three most influential placements in our charts: wherever your moon falls is a sign and house worth paying attention to.

 

Body Part Focus

The Chest is the body part most affected with Cancer. Also affected are the womb and breasts, if you’re female.

Yoga Asanas that focus on detoxing the body, calming the mind and balancing the emotions are recommended. Hatha yoga is ideal for this. In addition, chanting and use of mantras will also help to settle the emotions and connect the mind with the body.

 

An Affirmation For Your Practise

“I am loved and I am safe.”

 

Yoga Asanas For Your Sign

 

1) Cobra pose (Bhujangasana)

Lay on belly, hands face down under shoulders. The tops of your feet should rest on the mat, pressing firmly through them.  Inhale, lift your head and heart forward and upward, keeping length through your spine. Use your hands as support – try not to push too much into them. Exhale, slowly lower your chest and forehead to the mat.

Expressions of this pose:

Try lifting your palms off the floor.

Modifications:

Practise against a wall, belly and palms against it. As you press against the wall, draw your shoulder blades firmly into your upper back and broaden across your collar bones.

Cobra pose
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2) Bow Pose

Lay on belly, bend knees, swim arms back taking hold of ankles. Kick feet back, keeping feet in line with knees and hips. Continue to lift crown up, chest and shoulders open, thighs raise off the floor.

Expressions of this pose:

Take inside of ankles to open shoulders more.

Modifications:

Take one leg at a time, half bow pose.

Bow Pose
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3) Plank Pose

From all-fours, straighten legs out behind so that arms are perpendicular to the floor and the shoulders directly over the wrists, torso parallel to the floor. Pull your outer arms inward and ground through the bases of your fingers and knuckles into the floor. Flatten your shoulder blades against your back, then spread them away from the spine. Lift your collarbones away from the sternum.

Expressions of this pose:

Take half-plank by bringing one hand to the centre line, below your face, and the the other hand over head, performing a twist. Stack the leg on the side of the raised arm on top of the lower leg.

Modifications:

Bring knees to floor.

Plank Pose
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4) Half-Moon Pose

From triangle pose, look down at front foot and bend front knee. Step back leg a foot forward and place front hand in line with front foot (a foot in front) and start to tip forward, lifting back leg. Stabilise and extend top arm to the ceiling, keeping body in one plane, rotating top hip open.

Expressions of this pose:

Take Half-Moon Arc Pose by bending top knee and taking foot with top hand.

Modifications:

Keep gaze down for balance, place block under lower hand.

Half-Moon Pose
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5) Bridge pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

Lay on back, arms at your side. Ground through feet (hips width apart and reach hips up to ceiling. Interlace fingers behind back. Lift chest to and chin to ceiling. Keep knees drawing inwards.

Expressions of this pose:

Place palms on lower back with fingers around waist, resting on elbows for a deeper backbend. Or place a block under sacrum for a restorative version. Or lift heels and reach on leg to the sky for one-legged bridge.

Modifications:

Place a block under sacrum.

Bridge pose
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Yoga For Taurus Sun or Rising Signs

Sun Sign Birth Dates for Taurus: April 20–May 20

Is Taurus your Rising Sign? Your rising sign, also called your ascendant, is the sign that was rising over the eastern horizon when you were born, and is the sign in your 1st House. If you know what time you were born, you can calculate your Rising sign.

 

Taurus is the bull, loyal, stable and grounded. Someone with a Sun or rising sign in Taurus moves slowly but surely, adore their earthly pleasures and on a bad day, can be a bit too stubborn in their steadfastness.

 

What to play up:

  • Loyalty
  • Peacefulness
  • Patience
  • Practical
  • Abundance

What to watch out for:

  • Jealousy
  • Materialistic
  • Lazy

 

Your Element, Dosha and Guna

Earth is your element.

Earth signs are likely to be predominantly Kapha in nature.

When there is too much Kapha nature in someone, it results in excess lethargy and can lead to feeling dull and heavy, as well as the physical manifestations of congestion.

Because of this, it’s recommended to keep your yoga asana practise regular and incorporate a more rigorous flow. Incorporate powerful standing poses, creating heat in your body to counter your natural tendency to feel cold and sluggish.

You could also try incorporating Bhastrika (Bellows Breath), which helps to remove excess congestion in the lungs, create warmth and energise the mind.

The Guna associated with Fixed signs is Tamas. Tamas can be symbolised by a tall mountain; strong and steady. Having too much Tamas can lead to laziness, apathy, depression, and a general heavy or ‘stuck’ feeling.

Try to practice more vinyasa and sun salutation-type sequences, as well as incorporating backbends and balancing poses. These are great for increasing energy and invigorating the body.

 

Your Ruling Planet

Venus is your ruling planet.

If we look back at Ancient Roman history, Venus was seen as the God of Love. She is all about passion, pleasure, variety and intensely loves.

When Venusian energy is used skilfully, we are loving, experience abundance and enjoying all of our sensory experiences. When we’re not doing so well under Venus, we can be jealous, self-indulgent and vain.

Venus is described as a ‘benefic’ planet – which means she is supportive and constructive in the areas of life she touches.

 

Body Part Focus

The Neck and Throat area is the body part most affected with Taurus. Also affected are the spine and thyroid glands/

Yoga Asanas that focus on opening the throat and create alignment through the spine and crown are recommended.

 

An Affirmation For Your Practise

“I receive abundance into my life”

 

Yoga Asanas For Your Sign

 

1) Cat Cow 

Start on your hands and knees with your wrists directly under your shoulders, and your knees directly under your hips. Ground down through your feet and hands – particularly your fingertips and knuckles. Keep your head in a neutral position and soften your gaze downward.

Inhale into Cow pose – bring your chest forward, dropping your belly down, gazing toward the ceiling. Exhale into Cat pose – curling your tailbone down, arching up through your back like a cat, gazing toward your belly button.

Inhale, coming back into Cow Pose, and then exhale as you return to Cat Pose.

Expressions of this pose:

Try a ‘Drunken Cat’ – circling your hips, as you move through this sequence. Take care to pay attention to your neck and spine.

Modifications:

Bring hands to fists to take pressure off wrists.

Cat Cow
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2) Triangle Pose (Trikonasana)

Inhale step feet 3-4 feet apart. Turn right foot out 90 degrees, left out 45. Keep feet in one plane. Exhale, shift hips to the left whilst extending over the right leg, lowering hand to shin, ankle or foot. Keep spine long and parallel to ground. Gaze toward thumb. Keep legs active, breathe into hamstrings and sides.

Expressions of this pose:

Take a twist in Twisted Triangle, bringing opposite hand to the outside of the front leg.

Alternatively, take Eagle or Cowface arms.

Modifications:

Block under hand, bend front knee.

Triangle pose
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3) Bridge pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

Lay on back, arms at your side. Ground through feet (hips width apart and reach hips up to ceiling. Interlace fingers behind back. Lift chest to and chin to ceiling. Keep knees drawing inwards.

Expressions of this pose:

Place palms on lower back with fingers around waist, resting on elbows for a deeper backbend. Or place a block under sacrum for a restorative version. Or lift heels and reach on leg to the sky for one-legged bridge.

Modifications:

Place a block under sacrum.

Bridge pose
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4) Half Lord of the Fishes (Ardha Matsyendrasana)

From easy pose, bring right leg in with knee pointing forward, take left leg over right knee, sole of foot to floor. Inhale lengthen through spine. Exhale hooking right elbow over left leg, left arm stabilises behind your back. Twist from base of spine, let head turn last to look behind you.

Expressions of this pose:

Thread right arm under left knee, reaching around your back and take hand with left hand.

Modifications:

Use a strap to connect arms if taking bind. Extend bottom leg if hips are tight.

Half Lord of the Fishes
Source: https://www.yogajournal.com

5) Plough pose (Halasana)

Lie on your back on a mat. Lift both legs up the ceiling, placing your hands to your low back. Lift your hips and legs higher so you’re balancing on your shoulders and back of the neck. Keeping your core tight, your legs pulled together and start to lower your legs behind your head to the floor.

Expressions of this pose:

If your toes touch the floor, release your hands from your lower back and clasp them together on the mat.

Modifications:

Bring feet to a chair behind you.

Plough pose
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Note for Taurus: Too little energy in this chakra can manifest as neck pain, difficulty in speaking and other neck and throat problems. Too much energy in this chakra can cause hearing problems and hasty, excessive speech. Plough pose brings you the opportunity to balance your fifth chakra.