As the name suggests, the word Astroyoga is a combination of two words; Astrology and Yoga. Astrology is a method to line up the yoga practices with a wider environment. The yoga practices which are famous these days concentrate on balancing the energy centres of the body. Importance is given to balancing body’s energy centres because they have elemental, planetary, zodiac associations.
Every other person is trying to draw our attention towards yoga because it is the practice that helps to give us the deep sensation of our well-being. On the other hand, astrology helps to navigate time and life purpose with tools.
The combination of these two knowledges give birth to a powerful practice by catapulting the path of seeing one’s potent version. Using the time knowledge given by astrology to align yoga practice bring us towards a more natural state.
How Astro yoga Works?
The principle that lays the foundation of Astroyoga is that every zodiac sign is associated with a particular body part. In order to tap the energy of a particular zodiac sign, the specific yoga postures can be practiced. As a result, it will energize and strengthen the body part it rules. Here are the following details-
a. Aries- Head (related to third chakra)
b. Taurus- Neck (related to fourth chakra)
c. Gemini- Lungs, arms and hands (related to fifth chakra)
d. Cancer- Stomach, breasts and chest (related to sixth chakra)
e. Leo- Upper back and heart (related to sixth chakra)
f. Virgo- Digestive track and lower belly (related to fifth chakra)
g. Libra- Lower back (related to fourth chakra)
h. Scorpio- Reproductive organs and womb (related to third chakra)
i. Sagittarius- Hips and thighs (related to second chakra)
j. Capricorn- Skeletal system and knees (related to first chakra)
k. Aquarius- Circulatory system and ankles (related to first chakra)
l. Pisces- Lymphatic system and feet (related to second chakra)
Easy and Quick Ways to Practice Astro yoga
1. Working with transits:
It includes adjusting yoga practices to bring correlation with astrological transits which enriches with the knowledge of navigation of natural shifts of everything happening in life in real time.
Find out the current zodiac season (can be easily found on internet) followed by adjusting the yoga practices according to it. For example, during Leo season, one should do backbends, and heart-openers and during Sagittarius season, thigh stretches and hip openers are recommended.
2. Yearly Seasons
Seasons like fall, winter, spring, summer; rule certain body parts. You can set your yoga session according to that knowledge. For example, during summer, big heart openers are recommended because summer rules middle back, chest and upper back.
a. Fall season- hips, low back and sexual organs
Exercise- feet balancing, stabilising low back, hips and pelvis
b. Winter season- knees, feet, low body and thighs
Exercise- Restorative postures and forward folding
c. Spring season- neck, arms. Head
Exercise- Arm balancing
3. Analyse your natal chart:
Check your personal birth chart to incorporate astrology into your regimen of yoga practice. The main target of the practice is on integration of the specific areas of the life and chart to accomplish an outcome such as personal growth, increased joy, emotional resilience, career, relationships.
You can consult professionals for this AstroYoga practice. But if you want to do it yourself, get your natal chart and analyse which planet is there in which house. See your zodiac sign that is ruling a particular house.
To solve facing problems in career and relationships- check your 7th house.
Focusing on the specific areas stimulates energy of the corresponding body part; as we read above.
The Bottom Line
AstroYoga is an ancient practice with a pinch of modern context in it. It was first mentioned in Rig Veda and is considered to be an essential part. The western world was digging deep into medicinal astrology. Roman poet astrologer Marcus Manilius mentioned it in the 1st century. So, the roots of the practice are centuries old. Today, with modern research and studies, we have come to know its enhanced benefits. Medicinal astrology is helping mass to resolve their long-time existing issues in their personal, professional lives. The right guidance can accelerate the growth and give quick results.