Yoga is renowned for the calming effect its practice has on people’s minds. Yoga is not only good for your body but is also a great exercise in control for your mind. It calms the mind since the requirement for practicing yoga is to clear your mind of any thoughts. When you do this repeatedly, you learn how to control your thoughts and thus your emotions.
When you experience anger, at times it is just pent up energy which wants to express itself. Sometimes people feel like hitting something or breaking a glass to feel better and let your aggression out. However, yoga is a constructive and healthy way to release that anger and feel better at the same time.
Here are certain yoga poses which are bound to get the anger out of you and help you release your pent-up aggression.
Revolved Side Angle
Both your feet should be 4 feet apart and you should be turned to your right side. Your left knee should be bent in front of you and your right leg should be stretched at your back. Your hands should come together, palms facing each other and at your chest level. Hold this pose for a few breaths then change sides. This pose is physically exerting and thus will help take the anger out of you.
The child’s pose is a very simple one. You sit on the floor on your knees, and then rest your legs up to your knees on the floor with your thighs bent over your legs, your body leans forward on the floor with your head resting on the ground and your arms outstretched over your head. This pose gives you a chance to cool down and reflect on your situation. It makes you ponder and then hopefully calm down.
Lay on the floor and hug your knees to your chest. Now twist your knees and legs to the right side of your body, with your arms on either side of your body and your head turned to the left side. Take a few deep breaths in this pose and then change sides with your knees and head on the opposite sides. This pose helps get the negative energy out of your body and gives you a chance to focus on something other than your anger.
Managing your anger requires skill and time. You need to be disciplined and that is the only way you will learn how to be calm and at peace. If your anger persists after the first few times you practice these poses. The main thing you need to focus on is clearing your head. Giving yourself a moment to collect your thoughts and therefore giving you perspective. In a few minutes you will start questioning why you were angry in the first place since the issue did not warrant such an extreme reaction. And hopefully, soon enough your anger issues will significantly subside!