When you feel angry, analyzing or suppressing it may not be effective because it’s like adding fuel to a fire. Instead, try a simple and safe exercise to expel anger quickly.
Do you sometimes feel irritated, frustrated or angry without clear reason?
These aggressive emotions can color your perceptions and experiences, yet you don’t know where they come from or how to deal with them.
I do. I’ve learned that much of our anger is stored in our subconscious mind. That’s why we often do not have a clear understanding of the source of our anger.
And analyzing or suppressing it may not be an effective way to deal with anger because it’s like adding fuel to a fire. It may actually be more effective to find safe ways to exhaust or transform this powerful energy.
How to Expel Anger in Five Minutes
Today I want to share with you a simple Kundalini yoga mantra and exercise I learned from my favorite teacher Maya Fiennes, in her Journey Through the Chakras.
Practicing it regularly has helped me release stress, irritation and anger, and promote tranquility and peace. It’s not only strengthened my body, but also strengthened my mind.
It only takes 5 minutes and it truly makes a difference.
First sit in an easy pose, with your legs crossed and spine straight. Extend your arms to the ground with elbows relaxed.
Now make tight fists with your hands and bend your elbows at a 90-degree angle. Keeping your elbows bent and hands fisted, open your arms wide, as far as you can.
Then simultaneously sweep your arms back and forth across your diaphragm, like you’re flapping a pair of wings, right arm to the left, left to the right, alternating one over the other.
Keep a consistent rhythm and synch your movement with your breath, inhaling when you open your arms, exhaling when they cross. Make the movement forcefully and repeatedly without touching your body.
While moving your hands, chant the mantra “HAR” loudly. HAR is a powerful mantra that helps us connect with the creative aspect of the infinity.
Practice for five minutes. It’ll quickly put you in a state of trance, expel inner anger, and neutralize your mind. In a few days, you’ll notice a significant difference – less irritation and anger, and more peace and joy.
Try it out, and let me know how you like it. 🙂
Anger, Wisdom for Cooling the Flames, by Thich Nhat Hanh
Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion, by Gary Chapman