Yoga for anger management
3 Yoga poses to reduce angerFor the times you can practice yoga however, the following poses can be helpful for reducing anger and encouraging a calmer state of mind.
Child’s poseThis pose can help calm your mind and improve the mind-body connection. Start by kneeling on the floor, sitting back on your heels. Bend forward from your hips over your knees until your chest comes into contact with your thighs (or as close as you can get). Keep your hands either extended out in front of you (palms on the floor) or keep them by your side (palms facing up).
Fish poseImproving blood circulation to your head, the fish pose can help you regain control of your anger and make you feel calmer. Begin by lying on your back with your legs extended and your arms behind your back, palms facing the floor. Press your forearms and elbows into the floor and lift your chest to create an arch in your upper back. Aim to have the crown of your head lightly touching the floor.
Shoulder standInversions are great for stabilising your nervous system. To do a shoulder stand, lie on your back with your hands at your side and your feet together. Lift your legs up to form a 90-degree angle with your body. Use your arms to support and lift your body up by bending the elbows and keeping your pals under your waist. If you find this difficult, try legs up the wall pose instead for the same calming effect. If you’ve never tried yoga before, we recommend having some classes with a teacher to ensure you’re moving in a safe way. Find a yoga teacher near you.
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