You don’t have to be a professional yogi to know that the ancient practice comes with some serious benefits. Improved strength and flexibility, reduced stress levels, a better sex life... just to name a few! But if you’ve never managed to stick to a yoga routine for more than a week at a time, you may be feeling like it’s ‘just not for you.’
But don’t dismay, chances are you just haven’t found the right type for you! Yoga isn’t a one-size-fits-all activity—there are various types to suit different tastes and personality types.
And if you ask us, there’s no better way to find out which type might be right for you than by looking to the zodiac chart. Because, regardless of whether you believe in them or think they’re ‘woo woo’, you’ve gotta admit that star signs can be scarily accurate!
Aries: Hot Yoga
March 21-April 19
As the fire sign, Aries thrive during hot or Bikram yoga classes—where the studio is heated to up to 40 degrees celsius.
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April 20-May 20
This slow and steady yoga style is perfect for the grounded and patient earth sign, Taurus.
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May 21-June 20
With a focus on chanting and dance-style movement, kundalini yoga is a perfect fit for the adventurous and energetic Gemini.
Your perfect Alo Yoga fit: The fun High-Waist Alo Capris
Yin is known as a much slower and more intentional practice, with poses often being held for more than 30 seconds. It’s a great choice for Cancers, who like to feel safe and supported.
Your perfect Alo Yoga fit: The super supportive Airlift Leggings
Leo: Power Yoga
July 23-August 22
Much like its animal namesake, the lion, Leos are powerful, competitive and love a challenge. They shine when taking on a more intense, fitness-based practice, like power yoga.
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August 23-September 22
Lovers of precision and organisation, Virgos are sure to get a kick out of Iyengar yoga—which is all about perfect alignment.
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September 23-October 22
Represented by the scales, Libras are all about serenity and balance. Vinyasa yoga (which is all about connecting movement and breath) is a great way for them to achieve a sense of equilibrium.
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Scorpio: Acro Yoga
October 23-November 21
Scorpios tend to crave connection and intensity, which makes acro yoga (which is practised with a partner) a perfect match.
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November 22-December 21
While technically not a form of yoga in itself, the philosophical, truth-seeking Sagittarius tends to benefit most from the meditation aspect of yoga.
Your perfect Alo Yoga match: The Reflective Meditate Shorts
December 22-January 19
Ashtanga yoga is traditionally split into six series and yogis must master one form before they move onto the next. As Capricorns thrive on having a structured plan and set goals, this a great form of yoga for them.
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January 20-February 18
With a strong focus on chanting and meditation, the introspective and spiritual Aquarius is sure to love Jivamukti yoga.
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Pisces: Restorative Yoga
February 19-March 20
Often using props like yoga blankets and bolsters to allow the body to relax, restorative yoga is excellent for the soft and gentle Pisces.
Your perfect Alo Yoga match: The relaxed Contour Sweatpants