Your Complete Guide to Libra Zodiac Sign + 6 Balance Yoga Poses for This Air Sign

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Libra, ruled by the element of air, seeks balance in all aspects of their lives. They’re social and easygoing, but selectively choose their company. With charming Libra, you may talk about Renaissance art one moment and extravagant ideas for the future the next.
With their interesting and complex nature, you’ll find Libra on once-in-a-lifetime adventures, like a jaunt through the Parisian catacombs. They’re generally unconcerned with activities they deem trivial, like amusement parks and carnivals.
There’s much to be discovered about Libra, so read on!
We’ve also covered the Virgo Zodiac Sign in this series. Read The Complete Guide to Virgo to learn more.

The Libra Zodiac Sign at a Glance

Born: September 23-October 22
Element: Air
Ruled by: Venus
Symbol: Scales
Best romantic matches: Aries, Sagittarius

Here are the three main characteristics of a Libra:

This article explores characteristics that define a Libra zodiac sign. Whether this sign belongs to you or not, this information will help you understand this airy sign a little better.

1. Libras are Conversationalists

Due to their insatiable hunger for knowledge, Libras are well read on a variety of subjects. They tend to drive conversations with their unique and dynamic perspective. Libra will leave you speechless . . . in a good way!
While Libra prefers to avoid conflict, they will stun their opponent with a few witty, cutting words when needed.
Libras are experts at creating bonds between strangers. How? Their charming personalities and exquisite tastes dazzle crowds into feeling they’ve known each other forever.

2. Libra is Balanced and Extremely Passionate

Libras are meticulous by default, and driven by passion. They do everything at 110%, so a task must be meaningful for them to even show a glimmer of interest. Libra notices the little things, and makes a point to express gratitude to those they deem deserving.
In a single conversation with Libra you could discuss music, art, film, politics, and religion, and only begin to scratch the surface. That being said, Libra will never use their wit to make anyone feel inferior (unless provoked, of course).
Their genuine, friendly personality makes Libra extremely likeable, and they are even known to sacrifice their own happiness for the sake of others. All this and more makes it exciting to have Libra as a friend.

3. Libra Loves Taking Care of People They Love

Libra takes the time to truly get to know you. They’re the type to surprise you with a gift you casually mentioned you were interested in two summers ago. They love decadence and going over-the-top for the people they care about, and they’re completely genuine about it. They find your faults endearing, and truly accept you for who you are.
Romantically, Libra wants to know if a relationship is going somewhere right away . . . before they invest their time. If they see the potential for a long-term relationship, a budding romance will slowly, meaningfully blossom into a relationship. When planning a date for Libra, opt to go somewhere low key where you both can talk at a normal volume.


Practice These 6 Yoga Poses to Embrace Your Inner Libra and Find That Balance You’ve Been Searching For

Want to learn more about what your zodiac and how it impacts your yoga? Read What’s the Best Type of Yoga Based on Your Zodiac Sign?

1. Reclined Butterfly Pose

A gentle hip opener that will create a balanced sense of energy throughout your body.
How to Practice Reclined Butterfly Pose

  • Lie on your back
  • Bring the soles of your feet together with your knees apart
  • Collect your thoughts, channeling peace and gratitude
  • Take 3-5 Ujjayi breaths


2. Eagle Pose

Ease into this balance posture by engaging your bandhas, or locks, and finding your drishti.
How to Practice Eagle Pose

  • Find Mountain Pose with your feet hip-width distance apart
  • Shift your weight to your left foot and cross your right leg over your left (option to wrap your right foot behind your left ankle)
  • Cross your right arm underneath your left, then bring your palms towards one another in front of your face
  • Sink deep into the pose like you’re sitting in an imaginary chair
  • Take 3-5 Ujjayi breaths on each side


3. Airplane Pose

Challenge your balance while you learn to soar. Remember: a little turbulence is perfectly normal!
How to Practice Airplane Pose

  • Find Mountain Pose
  • Lift one foot behind you, and hinge your hips forward until your torso is parallel to the ground
  • Flex at your ankle so your toes point down
  • Take either hands at heart center or extend your arms out long in front of you, palms facing each other
  • Take 3-5 Ujjayi breaths on each side


4. Half Moon Pose

This more advanced posture strengthens the muscles in your core while stretching through your legs and shoulders.
half moon
How to Practice Half Moon Pose

  • From Airplane Pose, drop your right fingertips to a yoga block or to the ground
  • Reach your left fingertips up to the sky as you open up, vertically stacking your shoulders and hips
  • Take 3-5 Ujjayi breaths on each side


5. Dancer’s Pose

Find poise, elegance, and a fantastic backbend while challenging your balance.
dancers pose
How to Practice Dancer’s Pose

  • Find Mountain Pose
  • Bring your right heel to your right glute and grab it with your right fingertips
  • Extend your left arm in front of you
  • Hinge at your hips to lean your chest forward as you kick your floating foot back
  • Take 3-5 Ujjayi breaths on each side


6. Crow Pose

Now that we’ve balanced standing up, let’s balance on our arms!
How to Practice Crow Pose

  • Stand at the top of your mat with your feet about mat-width distance apart
  • Angle your toes slightly out in opposite directions, and drop your hips low to a Yogi Squat (or Malasana)
  • Plant your palms in front of you, and bend your arms like you would in Chaturanga
  • Use your triceps as a shelf, and plant your knees as close to your underarms as possible
  • Once you feel stable, fly your crow by lifting your toes of your mat
  • Take 3-5 Ujjayi breaths


Celebrate the Libra Air Sign

Libra, we adore the sense of ease you bring to everyone around you, and admire the unique perspective you bring to the table. We could all use a little more of that balance that seems so effortless to you!
We will follow up with an article for each sign of the zodiac, so be sure to stay tuned for the next sign.

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Writer and editor for YogiApproved, Melody Beuzelin is also a 300-hour RYT and certified personal trainer. When she's not diving into YogiApproved articles, she’s determined to become a citizen of the world and disrupt the concept of "business as usual."

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