ANGRY? LET YOGA HELP
APRIL 9TH, 2009: As long as I believe that others are the source of my suffering, I will continue to suffer. Others may be the stimulus for my suffering, but they are never the cause. My thoughts are the cause. Today remember that others are not the problem whenever you can, and it will soften your day. - Judith Lasater. It is easy sometimes to get lost in angry feelings, that's part of our humanness. It comes about mostly when our mental state is uneasy, restless, anxious. We then can't think of ourselves. Instead we agitate ourselves by only thinking of the person, the situation, the catalyst for our anger. The more we think about it the more angry we get. And the cycle continues. Sigh.
Yoga works to calm the anger because the poses and the breathing techniques (Like the one offered below) remove tension. Anger subsides and we feel more sane. An easy way to think of this is that Anger is too much PITTA (fire dosha). So if a fireman was entering a home on fire what would he/she do first? Answer? They would put out the flames first. Only later would they analyze why or how it got started. So do the same for yourself. Use Yoga, Breathing to put the flames of anger out there is time later to observe why or how we came to be angry. Let love heal. Silvia
Breathing in, I know that I am angry
Breathing out, I know that the anger is me
Breathing in, I know that anger is unpleasant
Breathing out, I know this feeling will pass.
Breathing in, I am calm.
Breathing out, I am strong enough to take care of my anger