Yoga Therapy For Anger Management

Yoga therapy for anger has been proven a highly effective way of containing bouts and bursts of anger over a period of time. However, Yoga therapy, like all other medications and therapies should be administered for some time for optimum results.

Yoga has proven it's efficacy in combating and helping individuals cope with a variety of psychosomatic disorders, emotions and feelings. Anger is one of the foremost of them.


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We, all of us, at some point of time or other, experience bouts of anger and frustration. Here is a simple Yoga technique for getting the better of your anger. Urdhva Padmasana in Sirshasana

Urdhva in Sanskrit means high above. Padmasana is the lotus pose. This is a variation of Sirshasana, i.e. Padmasana done in headstand.


  1. Urdhva Padmasana in Sirshasana should be done after the Eka Pada and Parsvaika Pada Sirsasana. After doing these 3 poses cross your legs as in Padmasana. First place your right foot on top of your left thigh.
  2. Press your knees closer to each other and stretch your thighs high up straight.

  3. Retain the pose for around 60 seconds breathing deeply and evenly. Then, with a deep exhalation, extend your thighs as far back as you can.
  4. Unfold your legs and go up to Sirsasana. Now cross your legs the other way. Now, first place your left foot on top of your right thigh and then your right foot on top of your left thigh. Remain in this position also for around 60 seconds and then stretch your thighs back.
  5. When extending your thighs up don't change the position of your head or neck.

Effects of Urdhva Padmasana in Sirshasana

This Yoga pose gives an extra pull to your dorsal region, your ribs and your pelvic region. As a result, your chest gets wholly expanded and blood circulates well in your pelvic region. For an added stretch, you may do the asana by giving your trunk a lateral twist when performing the Sirshasana.

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