Astrology + Yoga: How to Balance Your Energy in Sagittarius Season
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season keeping us occupied, winter finally settling in, and cold days giving way to long nights, it’s easy to feel a little less free. We all have things to do and people to see, but we also owe it to ourselves to preserve a little freedom, push ourselves outside our comfort zones, and remember the future holds that which we seek. Sagittarius’s reign reminds us of the importance of keeping an evolving perspective so we can maintain an optimistic outlook.
The poses of Sagittarius were selected to give you reason to dance with something new, and permission to immerse in the challenging exploration of self. Both postures shown are subtle variations of the traditional yogic poses: Heron Pose and One-Legged King Pigeon Pose II. Openness of heart, hips, hamstrings, and mind are all prerequisites to safely enter and exit these postures. You’ll be forced to listen to your body to determine what it needs to assume Heron and One-Legged King Pigeon Pose II in a safe way. See below for suggested preparatory poses but remember sometimes practice, presence, and most importantly patience are necessities we are quick to forget about.
At first glance these poses may scare you, or make you think “no way” but remember that Sagittarius season helps us to confront our ideas about what is truly possible. Keep your future bright by embracing an expansive outlook. If you can approach these seemingly difficult poses with an open mind you just might surprise yourself!
Learn how to adopt the yin and yang postures of Sagittarius Season:
Heron Pose Variation (Krounchasana)
- Stretches hip, hamstring, and achilles of straight leg
- Stretches quad and top of foot of bent leg
- Opens heart when shoulder blades are relaxed on the back
- Stimulates organs
CAUTION: avoid this pose if you have knee or ankle complications
One-Legged King Pigeon Pose II Variation (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)
- Stretches abdominals and both hips
- Stretches quad of back leg
- Opens chest, shoulders and upper back
- Strengthens back and tiny muscles in the front foot
- Stimulates the thyroid
CAUTION: avoid this pose if you have neck or low back complications
- Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)
- Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)
- Upward Facing Dog Pose (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana)
- Hero’s Pose (Virasana)
- Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)
More about the author & yogi, Brooke Musat:
Training as a classical ballerina till she was 18, Brooke enjoyed finding ways to communicate stories and emotions through movement. Looking for ways to help deal with her anxiety after Brooke’s father passed away, she found yoga. One downward dog and a few sun salutations and she was hooked! Brooke received her 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2010. Recognizing both the healing powers and communicative abilities of yoga, Brooke focused her Masters research on teaching individuals about place through the art of yoga. An Aquarius at heart, Brooke is always looking for ways to inject creativity into her yoga practice. For CosmoMuse, she enjoys customizing yoga sequences for the different astrological signs. When she’s not practicing yoga, Brooke enjoys recreating in the mountains of Utah with her fiancé and black lab Harley.