Well Being is far more than just physical health; it involves feeling centered and strong on emotional and spiritual levels as well. You may have noticed that feeling physically unhealthy or even just low-energy can throw off the balance of your entire system, and the same is true of emotional depression and spiritual disconnectedness. Thus, achieving a state of wellbeing depends on feeling balanced in all areas of our lives. Fortunately, the Zodiac holds keys to creating that harmoniously centered sense of stability. Based on your Sun sign’s Element along with certain other specifics of your sign, you can learn vital ways of promoting a greater and more integrated sense of thriving in body, mind and soul.
The Fire Signs
Naturally filled with vital energy, the three Fire signs tend to have less trouble than other signs when it comes to fighting illness. In fact, if you’re an Aries, Leo or Sagittarius, you might seem to just burn off fevers, colds and other physical ailments. But the harder you push your body and yourself, the sooner you may start feeling burned out. If you notice yourself being more aggressive or irritable than usual, or feeling uncharacteristically gloomy, take it as a sign that your inner fire is burning low and needs refueling. Yoga, meditation and other calming and centering practices can be essential for the Fire signs when it comes to staying in peak shape, mentally and physically. Impatient Aries has the hardest time embracing this type of slower-paced, mind-and-body practice; Sagittarius, on the other hand, tends to be the most open of the Fire signs to the mind expansion that comes from such disciplines. Remember that meditation doesn’t have to mean simply sitting quietly, focusing on your breathing. Rhythmic or repetitive physical exercises including gardening, distance running, cycling, and swimming laps can bring similar benefits.
Holistic health cannot be achieved without paying due attention to emotional wellbeing. Many Fire signs are inclined toward irritability, aggression and a quick temper. Simple practices like breathing in deeply when annoyance begins to rise can help keep that fire at bay. So can making a daily effort to treat others kindly and compassionately (whether they seem to deserve it or not!).
Another important aspect of wellbeing is diet. For Fire signs, cooling foods such as yogurt, cucumbers and herbal tea help temper that inner fire. Be sure to drink water regularly, to keep your internal sizzle from flaming out of control. If your fire starts to sputter, signaled by low energy or lingering illness, try stoking the flame with stimulating foods and spices such as garlic, cinnamon and ginger. And be sure to include fish or flax seed oils in your regular diet to gain the brain and heart benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids.
Each Zodiac sign is associated with certain body parts, and should be aware of the potential for related illness. Aries is associated with the head and may be prone to tension headaches. If so, try combating them with relaxation techniques; again, deep breathing and meditation can be very helpful here. Another effective technique is to apply an ice pack to the base of the neck at the first sign of tension or pain. Since Leo is associated with the heart, a healthy diet and regular cardio exercise will go a long way toward keeping yours strong. Finally, Sagittarius is associated with the hips, thighs and liver, so be sure to include squats and lunges in your exercise regimen, and steer clear of toxins like excess alcohol and fatty foods that could put undue strain on the liver.