This practice is designed to help you release anger and irritability. It combines a strong breath with a vigorous movement to help you release disruptive emotions and elevate your energy to a higher state of awareness and compassion. The practice is meant to be done for 3 minutes. However, you can adjust the length of time to suit your needs. It is important to focus on the memory or emotion that is causing you to feel anger or irritability during the practice. This will help you to release it and move on to a higher state of being.
Move the energy out and let the anger go with this Kundalini Yoga kriya.
Meditation to Relieve Irritability and Rage, also known as Fists of Anger, partners a powerful breath with a vigorous movement and offers you the chance to release disruptive emotions and elevate your energy to a higher state of awareness and compassion.
To do the practice:
- Sit cross-legged with your eyes closed.
- Touch each thumb to the base of the Mercury (pinky) fingers. Close the rest of your fingers over your thumbs to form fists.
- Raising your arms, begin a backstroke-type movement over your head, alternating each side (right/left) as you swing up, over, and back and around again, just like you were doing the backstroke in a swimming pool.
- Through an O-shaped mouth, begin a strong, rhythmic inhale/exhale in sync with your arm movements. The breath becomes a breath of fire through the mouth. Keep your lips in an O shape throughout the meditation.
- Keep the mudra, movement, and breathing continuous and strong. Intentionally think about anything that makes you angry, weird, negative, or disoriented.
- Continue the focus of bringing up anger and negativity throughout the meditation, increasing the movement and breath as you hold the memory.
- Continue this movement for 3 minutes.
- To finish, inhale and suspend your breath, and bring your hands overhead with your arms stretched long, shoulders relaxed, and down. Hold the pose, and release the breath. Once more, stretch long as you hold the breath and the posture, then release the breath and the posture.
- Bring your hands to your knees in a meditative pose, and take a long, deep breath.
- Continue to take long, deep breaths for 1- 3 minutes.
The Fists of Anger practice of Kundalini Yoga is a powerful and transformative practice that can help to release negative emotions, such as anger and frustration. This practice can bring balance to the mind and body while also providing a sense of clarity and peace. It is an effective way to release pent-up emotions and create a more harmonious relationship with oneself and the world around you.