Yin Yoga Poses to Help Ease you out of Anger & Frustration

Posted by MichealH Alexander on January 7th, 2020

“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”

Dealing with anger is far from easy though. And like HULK in the Avenger Movies, ‘I am always ANGRY.’

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TMC), anger and compassion are two sides of the same coin. If we practice to move past our initial reactivity, we can respond to what provoked our anger with more kindness, compass, and skill.

In TCM, all major emotions are associated with a certain organ and its respective meridians (an invisible network of energy channels connecting the entire body). According to TCM, anger corresponds with the liver. Holding onto anger may compromise our liver’s ability to fulfill its task as our major gland and detoxifier. This may express itself in fatigue, digestion issues, abdominal pain, nausea, and blurred vision.  Vice versa, a compromised liver function can lead prolonged frustration.

The following Yin Yoga Singapore sequence is designed to support you in times when you feel grumpy, frustrated, or furious. It’s meant to stimulate the liver meridians, running from the top of the big toes, up the inner leg lines, through the groin and into the liver and gallbladder.

Bringing ourselves back into our bodies can support us when the going gets tough, so we can learn to stay tender and soft in the face of anger. And eventually, learn to respond, not to react to it.

Not all poses are suitable for everybody, especially when dealing with specific injuries and conditions. Move out of a pose immediately if you experience any pain, stabbing, tingling, electrical sensations, or numbness. Go only as far as feels sustainable and workable for you. Reliable Yin Yoga Teacher

Holding times are jut recommendations. You can always come out of a pose earlier or stay longer, if that’s what your body is asking for. Take time to transition between poses.

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