Yoga can help you relax and gain a greater sense of balance and flexibility, but did you know that there may be a particular style of yoga that works best for your body and personality type? By determining which yoga style suits you, you can gain the most benefit from this ancient practice and reap the rewards for years to come.
The tarot can help you fine tune what form of yoga you need at this time in your life by giving you insight about what “suite” or “element” you are right now. Use one of the tarot personality types listed below to help you figure out which tarot toga style you most resonate with and then try practicing the style described. You may be amazed at the results!
Earth/Tarot Suite of Pentacles
You are grounded and patient, and you would do well with a gentle form of yoga that is as soothing to your mind and spirit as it is your body. You may have recently suffered an injury or illness and need a way to restore and rejuvenate that will not push you too hard. You appreciate a focus on breath work and meditation in your yoga practice as it helps you to calm your mind.
Suggested Yoga Style: Restorative
Fire/Tarot Suite of Wands
You are active and athletic and want to practice yoga in a way that builds strength and power. It’s important to you to feel that you’ve had a workout when you’ve left your yoga class, as you want to exercise your body and build up a sweat. You enjoy a fast-paced type of class, where the poses follow a sequence or pattern. The high temperature of an Ashtanga classroom also appeals to your fiery nature and helps you keep up the heat in your daily life.
Suggested Yoga Style: Ashtanga/Power
Air/Tarot Suite of Swords
You want to learn about the philosophy and meaning of yoga in addition to doing the “asanas” or postures. It’s important to you that your mind is engaged along with your body. You also appreciate a yoga style that incorporates the breath and features practices that focus specifically on breath work. You are less interested in working out than you are centering and calming your mind and spirit. Because you have a sensitive nervous system, you appreciate the Vinyasa poses that are focused on calming and strengthening the nerves and energy pathways of the body.
Suggested Yoga Style: Vinyasa
Water/Tarot Suite of Cups
You seek to gain emotional balance and purification from your yoga practice. You may be currently undergoing a great deal of external stress in your life and desire a way to relax and unwind. A yoga practice that incorporates slow and sustained postures with a gentle and supportive environment will suit you the best. Iyengar yoga, with its focus on the use of props and bolsters, can help to provide you with just the right amount of nurturing and care that you seek in a yoga style.
Suggested Yoga Style: Iyengar