Yoga for Virgo

The Top 6 Yoga Poses for Virgos

By combining astrology and yoga during this upcoming Virgo season, you can balance these energies within you and come into greater alignment with the forces of the universe. Yoga practice is profoundly healing on all of the layers of the body, mind, and soul, and the practices described below are perfectly tailored for Virgos to help them strengthen themselves and relinquish their weaknesses.

The Virgo astrological sign (August 23 – September 22) is symbolized by the maiden, which represents the inner desire of Virgoans for purity in the world and in themselves. Virgoans tend to be very loyal to others and immensely kind as well, making them easy friends to make and highly helpful or benevolent people. But they can also be judgmental and critical as well, both towards themselves and towards others, due to their high moral standards. Virgoans are also extremely analytical, hardworking, and organized. But this can sometimes turn into extreme perfectionism, which can be a drawback as well, leading them to work too much and focus intensely on small unnecessary details. Virgoans also sometimes struggle with anxiety and shyness.

The planet Mercury rules the Virgo astrological sign, which provides Virgos with a well-developed skill of speech, writing, and overall communication skills. Virgo is also connected with the element of Earth, so many yoga poses that help to balance and strengthen this element can be very healing. Virgo also rules the digestive system, gall bladder, and pancreas, which is often represented by their highly intuitive abilities or connection with their "gut feeling." By utilizing various yoga poses, though, Virgos can strengthen their digestive system and bring their numerous mental qualities into greater alignment with their higher self.

Check out the top 6 yoga poses for Virgo season below:

1.   Plow Pose (Halasana)

This yoga pose physically shifts the alignment of your body, giving you a literal new perspective. Virgoans tend to have a harder time getting out of their own head, but this yoga pose will flip you physically around and open up your mind, helping you to release perfectionism and let go of the need to control. This pose can also improve blood circulation throughout the body and remove and energetic blockages that may have been built up over time, helping to purify the body, mind, and soul.

2.   Tree Pose (Vrksasana)

Virgoans are connected with the element of Earth, and tree pose directly reconnects you with this element. This yoga pose is a balancing posture, so as you work to balance your body in space physically, this yoga pose is working to help balance your heart, mind, and soul as well. Through this yoga pose, you can ground your body into the Earth element and release any negative energies within you.

3.   Goddess Pose (Utkata Konasana)

Virgo is symbolized by the maiden, and the goddess pose directly connects with the maiden through the connection of these feminine energies. Goddess pose also helps to increase inner confidence and strength, helping to overcome any inner anxieties or shyness that is common for Virgoans. Goddess pose also helps you to align with your higher self and step into your greater purpose, leaving the extraneous details behind. We all have a strong inner goddess within us; we just need some assistance in finding it sometimes.

4.   Boat Pose (Navasana)

The astrological sign of Virgo is directly connected with the digestive system, and this yoga pose works by strengthening the abdominal organs and stimulating the digestive system. Boat pose also builds inner confidence and awakens a connection with the earth element through the grounding of the pelvis to balance the body. Through this yoga pose, you can align your heart with the energies of the mind and reconnect with your inner gut feeling or intuitive voice.

5.   Cat and Cow Pose (Marjaryasana and Bitilasana)

Cat and cow pose are often done together in a flowing movement, symbolizing the flowing energy of the universe and the need for Virgos to relinquish control over life. These yoga poses also help to shift your perspective and open up the heart and mind through the use of flowing movement and constant change. These yoga poses also strengthen the digestive organs and lubricate the spine, which helps to support the body and mind, thereby opening up a window into the self.

6.   Reclined Spinal Twist (Supta Matsyendrasana)

This yoga pose is the most important yoga pose for stimulating and cleansing the digestive organs. Throughout life, toxins may begin to accumulate within the digestive system, which can lead to both physical and mental imbalances. But through this yoga pose, you can cleanse these toxins out of the body and bring higher purity to the body, mind, and soul.

Bonus Yoga Practices for Virgo

By combining the above-described six yoga asana poses with the following meditation and pranayama (breathing exercise), you can further strengthen and balance the Virgo energies during this season.

1.   Meditation – Chakra Meditation on the Solar Plexus (Manipura Chakra Dhyana)

Some of the most significant weaknesses of Virgoans are their shyness and anxiety. But through this meditation practice, you can work to build greater inner confidence in the self while also releasing any judgment towards others. This meditation practice focuses on the solar plexus, which is the location of the digestive fires or agni. By focusing the mind on this region, it can help to tame and balance the digestive system while also building greater inner strength and removing any lingering perfectionistic or controlling inner qualities.

2.   Pranayama – Breath of Fire (Kapalbhati)

This breathing exercise also greatly helps at stimulating the inner digestive fire or agni and thereby enhances digestion as well. It also helps to bring balance internally and harmonize the body, mind, and soul into one. Additionally, this breathing exercise cleanses the body of any lingering waste matter. This connects with the Virgo's symbol of the maiden, which represents the aim of Virgoans for inner and outer purity.