How Yoga can help you control anger

how yoga can help you control anger

What is anger and how yoga can help you control anger? Anger is a human emotion that can affect the physical, mental, emotional, and social life of an individual. It is considered a negative emotion because it causes an increase in heart rate, blood pressure, stress level, heart attack, decreased immunity, skin problems, Insomnia, and migraine.

Here are some yoga poses and asanas that can help you in managing anger.

Matsyasana (Fish Pose)

fish pose

Matsyasana or the fish pose is a very popular yoga asana that can calm your mind. This pose will reduce stress and improve blood circulation to your head.

How to do: For Matsyasana, you have to sit in padmasana with legs crossed, hold your toes and lean back stretching your spine and neck. Now, touch your head on the floor. Your back should be curved. Now, hold this pose for a few seconds and then rest.

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 Balasana (Child’s Pose)

child pose

Balasana or the child’s pose helps in strengthening the body and calm your mind. It will also improve your mind-body connection.

How to do: Kneel on the floor, sit back on your heels. Bend forward from your hips until your chest touches your thighs. Keep your hands at your side on the floor and hold this position for three to five minutes and rest.

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 Sarvangasana (Shoulder stand pose)

shoulder stand pose

Sarvangasana is one of the best asanas that can control anger by improving the nervous system and strengthen your body and mind.

How to do: Lie down on the floor on your back with your hands at your side. Now, lift your legs up to form 90 degree angle and lift your body by bending your elbows and keeping your palms under your waist. Hold this pose for a few minutes and then rest.

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Savasana (corpse pose)


Savasana pose is one of the best yoga asanas to calm your mind and body. This asana will help you to relax, calm and manage the anger.

How to do: Lie down on your back and keep your hands at your side. Place your palm upward and your entire body should be relaxed. Focus on your breathing and stay in this position for a few minutes.

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 Sukhasana (Easy pose)


Sukhasana focuses on the breathing process. It improves the concentration level, calms the mind, and helps in improving body posture.

How to do: Sit on the floor with crossed legs. Keep your back straight and your hands on your knees. Inhale deeply and then exhale slowly. Do this for about 20 times.

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Disclaimer: This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for any harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.

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