Anger can be a very upsetting emotion that we all experience at various points throughout our lives. Being able to take control of this sensation can be a powerful strength for many people.
When learning how to relieve anger, we must first work to banish the negative energy from our bodies, and welcome in the positive. When you feel frustrated or angry, give this simple Kundalini Yoga kriya a go to help to relieve these feelings.
Benefits of this Kriya
- Helps to take control of negative emotions
- Gives strength to let go of grudges
- Supports rebuilding personal relationships
- Aids sleep quality
How to do this Kriya
This simple kriya to relieve anger follows a journey of multiple stages, enabling you to move the body and take the time you need to allow negativity to flow away from the body and mind.
Start by lying flat on your back with your arms by your sides. This should be a relaxed posture with palms facing up and legs slightly parted. Allow yourself to breathe and pretend to snore for one and half minutes.
Raise both legs from the floor by six inches, holding for two minutes. If you need extra support for the lower back try placing the hands under the buttocks. This position pressurizes the navel, balancing feelings of anger.
Staying in this position, stick out the tongue between and start Breath of Fire through the mouth for one and a half minutes.
Lift the legs so they are at a 90-degree angle to your body with the arms still on the floor at your sides. Start to hit the floor with your hands, beating all of your feelings of anger, frustration, and pain into the ground. Beat as hard and fast as you can for two and a half minutes.
Bend the knees and hug them into the chest. Sticking the tongue out again, inhale through the mouth and out through the nose for two minutes
Sitting on your heels with bent knees, begin to part the legs so you slowly lower down until you are sitting on the floor with your bent legs on either side of the body.
Cross the arms over the chest and bend forward to touch your forehead to the floor in front of you, and come back to the original position. Repeat this movement for two minutes at a rate of a bow every two seconds, then go as fast as you can for a further 30 seconds.
Sitting with legs straight in front of you, beat all over your body firmly with open palms for two minutes.
Stand up and bend the body forward so it is parallel with the Earth, arms hanging below you. Sing Guru, Guru, Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru for three minutes.
While continuing to sing, come up into Cobra Pose, hands on the ground under the shoulders, arms straightened and chest pushed forward and opened, and the lower back arched with the tops of the thighs pushed into the Earth. Hold for one minute.
Circle the neck gently for 30 seconds, and then kick the ground with alternate feet for a further 30 seconds. Continue to sing for this time.
Sit cross-legged and close the eyes. Bring the arms over the head and hands together, pointing the index fingers up and interlocking the other fingers. Squeeze in the navel and chant Sat as you inhale, and release while chanting Nam for one minute and 15 seconds.
Relax into Corpse Pose on your back and allow yourself to nap for five minutes.
Anger can be a difficult and debilitating emotion to deal with, but using Kundalini Yoga to relieve inner anger can give you the strength to take control and let go.