Get Rid of Anger Through Yoga
Anger comes in several forms, including, frustration, jealousy, resentment, and hatred. It also masquerades as criticism, and even boredom. Like all emotions, it is a complex, ever-shifting state involving thoughts, feelings, and bodily changes.
Yogis understand anger as an energy existing, like all emotions, halfway between a physical and mental experience.
In yogic theory, asanas, pranayama, and meditation comprise a comprehensive toolkit for freeing up blockages at the mental, physical, or energetic level. Yoga has proven to be a valuable method of cooling hot-reactive down. Asanas may be in fact the best yogic antidote for anger “because asanas allow you to move the energy.”
All postures should be performed while doing deep, quiet breathing. Learn how to get rid of anger through yoga with step by step instructions.
The Shoulder Stand (Sarvang Asana) (A posture used in yoga)
Effective for Excessive anger or hate, Migraine headache, Liver disorder, hemorrhoids, Anemia, Hypertension, Indigestion.
The Shoulder stand invigorates and rejuvenates your whole body.
Description of the asana (A posture used in yoga):
- Lie down on the floor with your legs together and your hands, push down, by your sides. inhaling, push down on your hands and raise your legs straight up above you.
- Lift your hips off the floor and bring your legs up, over and beyond your head, at an angle of about 45°.
- Exhaling, bend your arms and support your body, holding as near the shoulders as possible, thumbs around the front of the body, fingers around the back. Push your back up, lift your legs.
- Now straighten your spine and bring the legs up to a vertical position. Press your chin firmly into the base of your throat.
- Breathe slowly and deeply in the pose, gradually trying to work your elbows closer together and your hands further down your back toward the shoulders, so as to straighten your torso. Keep your feet relaxed.
Shoulder stands should not be attempted without a qualified teacher.
Any one suffering from breathing difficulties or pain in the upper spine should not attempt these postures.