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.


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

Staff Pose

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.


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

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.


Alternate raising arms and legs.

Locust pose

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


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

Wide-Legged Standing Forward Fold

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.


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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