Anger used to be a very unconscious emotion to me. When different intuitives and healers would tell me I had a lot of it stored inside me, I would think, “Well, I don’t FEEL angry and I’m a pretty positive person.” It wasn’t until I had 4 therapists working on me in an Advanced CranioSacral Therapy class, which is all about releasing emotions stored in the body (SomatoEmotional Release), that I was able to access it. With the teacher’s elbow deep in my solar plexus, specifically on the right side over my liver (where anger is held), a memory came to me of my dad. When I was 5 or 6 years old, he would drive his jetboat way too fast for my taste. Even though I’d be upset with my head buried in my mom’s chest, he would drive fast anyway. So once in touch with the memory, the teacher asked me how I felt once we were at the beach and out of the boat. I got hot and immediately realized, “Oh my gosh, there it is! I feel so angry!” Then we spent the rest of the session connecting the anger in my solar plexus, aka my power center, to my throat. I definitely yelled and wailed more than ever, which was quite a shock to my nervous system.
So we don’t always have the time or resources to go into a full SomatoEmotional Release (SER) and get to the core of where are anger comes from. I do SER phone sessions with people connecting them to their subconscious mind by guiding them deeply into their body and facilitating a series of questions to bring the unconscious into their conscious awareness. Do I recommend this? Absolutely! But for now, I’m going to give a quick go-to technique you can use to help dissipate the intense energy anger.
The last thing you want to do is swallow it down and suppress all the energy of your anger! We all know this stagnation of energy is what creates dis-ease in the body. I want to give you this quick Kundalini Yoga technique, called ‘Controlled Demolition’, for the times in your life when you feel yourself get heated. I know this energy can feel very intense, so it is good to know what to do with it! Use this technique, while thinking of drawing the anger up from your solar plexus and through the heart, which helps to transmute and discharge some of that intense energy you feel. You’ll be using your hands, so think of them as extensions of your heart!
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I truly hope this supports you!
Founder of YogaDoctors.TV
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Kundalini and Hatha Yoga Teacher
CranioSacral Therapist & SomatoEmotional Release Practitioner