Meditation is good for the mind, body, and soul. It frees you from negative thoughts and emotions, which might prevent you from living and appreciating a happy life. This is why wellness practitioners and experts recommend that you practice meditation techniques. They believe that meditation helps bring balance and peace to those who live by it.
Aries – The Ram (March 21 to April 19)
You’re energetic and aggressive by nature, which makes it difficult for you to sit still. You tend to equate inactivity with unproductivity. However, you must realize that this could lead to anxiety and stress.
To prevent this, use a combination of a physical exercise and metaphysical meditation to help you release and soothe all the pent-up tension in your body and mind. Find time to practice this technique every day so that you could achieve peace instead of restlessness and patience instead of anxiousness.
Taurus – The Bull (April 20 to May 20)
You’re gifted with strength and perseverance, but at the same time, you can be close-minded to the point that you resist any change or inconsistency that comes along. Your inflexible personality not only becomes a great source of distress for your health, but it also limits your chance to live a balanced life.
Even in the context of practicing mindfulness, you should not feel bad when there are unforeseen circumstances that prevent you from meditating as you normally would. Instead, you need to remind yourself to be more forgiving and accepting of things that are beyond your control.
Gemini – The Twins (May 21 to June 20)
You’re a crowd drawer type of person with your intellect, versatility, and wit. You’re also often tapped for new assignments or projects, which could drain your physical, emotional, and mental energy. The good thing with your sign is that you belong to people who have no trouble meditating - whether it’s as basic as breathing techniques or the more contemplative mantra meditation.
Cancer – The Crab (June 21 to July 22)
You’re one of the most emotional and affectionate people in the zodiac. You like caring for people around you, but you tend to neglect yourself in the process. For this reason, you’d do perfectly well to join a karma yoga session, where you do selfless acts or community service to keep the positive energy flowing in you.
Since your ruling element is water, you may feel a great deal of serenity simply by spending some quiet time in the shower or near bodies of water.
Leo – The Lion (July 23 to August 22)
You’re a generous person and a born leader whether it’s about family affairs, work, or any other social activity. With so many responsibilities on your shoulder, you’re vulnerable to exhaustion and other health issues.
Group meditations not only help you relieve stress, but they also encourage you to be more low-key instead of you channeling your authoritative personality, which could be the very thing that’s causing your anxieties.
Virgo – The Virgin (August 23 to September 22)
You’re a perfectionist who can be very serious about life and yourself. As a result, it’s easy for you to be overly critical of people around you and even yourself. Aspiring for perfection also leads to excessive worrying and build-up of negative energies.
Meditations that let you focus on positive thoughts can put your mind at ease, help you appreciate simple joys and achieve the perfection you seek right in your subconscious.
Libra – The Scales (September 23 to October 22)
Libras place so much value on balance and fairness, but the irony of it is that Libras may also give much ado about nothing. It’s a stressful situation to be in, so you should be able to use meditation to put you back on track.
Indulge yourself in a short physical yoga flow to give your body the strength it needs and prepare your mind for meditation.
Scorpio – The Scorpion (October 23 to November 21)
Scorpios are people ruled by the fixed water or ice element. They can mask whatever it is they’re feeling or going through with their tough stance. However, they also reach a saturation point - at which time, they’re likely to experience depression or illness.
You could use meditation techniques like breathing to help you release your emotions and clear your mind. As you do this, listen to the sound of your breathing and practice the positive attitude toward emotional release.
Sagittarius – The Archer (November 22 to December 21)
Sagittarians are always up and about to search for adventure. It could take a lot to contain this type of energy, especially since you tend to become restless when you’re not discovering or doing the things you love.
To help you settle in a more stable state, you could try yoga asana. Once you find a comfortable sitting posture, you could do basic breathing meditation lasting for three to five minutes. Breathing in and out should help you feel like you’re experiencing calm and stillness in mind, senses, and heart.
Capricorn – The Mountain Sea-Goat (December 22 to January 19)
You’re a highly driven person who would leave no stone unturned to achieve your goals. Your level of physical and mental endurance is one of your biggest strengths.
Still, you need to cultivate a mindset that meditation is helpful for your wellness. Make it a habit to meditate at the same time every day for 10 minutes or so until it becomes second nature to you.
Aquarius – The Water Bearer (January 20 to February 18)
You can be emotionally detached, coming off as someone who’s unfriendly or aloof, but in reality, you’re a sincere and loyal person. You also have difficulty balancing responsibility and structure (matters relating to family and friends) with liberation and change (desire to be free).
With these challenges to deal with, you need to try meditation methods that can help you release physical and mental tension, cultivate inner peace, and achieve balance.
Pisces – The Fish (February 19 to March 20)
As a Pisces, you either let ego or soul rule your personality or character. On the ego side, you may feel discontented and unworthy, while your soul side makes you more intuitive and idealistic.
Meditation can help bring out your soul side. Since you can be extraordinarily creative too, you need to find a unique way of connecting to your innermost self, such as joining a sound bathing class.
The bottom line is understanding yourself completely - your interests, strengths, and weaknesses - is important in choosing the meditation technique that’s best for you.
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