Tame Your Anger With Ayushakti Ayurveda
“Control the anger before it controls you!”
Having pet peeves is one thing, and being short temper is different! Do you get easily angered by small things like if your child is answering back, or on your co-workers, and even being stuck in traffic? This could be a sign of underlying pent-up emotions.
Anger is actually an umbrella term for a multifaceted and muddled feeling. Sadness and shame can be at the foundation of Anger. Furthermore, if unattended or stifled, anger transforms into a seething raging beast that burns everything in its way, at last prompting culpability, enduring and pain.
Anger as an emotion is normal to feel, and sometimes we need anger in our system to get things done or for survival. But if you are utilizing anger in situations that are good for you, then only it is beneficial. However, as human beings, we are unpredictable species! We don't think about the pros and cons before venting out our anger, which affects our life and various factors such as health, relationships, careers, and so on, and that's where Anger Management comes into the picture.
Understanding The Emotion Anger -By Ayurvedic Perspective!
The psychological reason for anger is a natural, spontaneous response to danger. Some anger is vital for survival.
In Ayurveda, the emotional imbalance caused by Anger emerges from an absence of proper communication between the head and heart. Certain individuals are brought into the world with (or taught) the elegant art of handling feelings quicker and better than others. However, many of us rush to jump into "monster mode" at the smallest provocation.
According to Ayurveda, your body is governed by Tridoshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha). When there is aggravation in your Pitta dosha or fire energy, it causes Krodha(Anger). Pitta is answerable for your comprehension and judgment. At the point when it gets upset, your decision is debilitated. This prompts misconception, anger, and aggression.
How does Anger Affect Your Life And Health?
Anything in excess is bad for health, be it habit or emotion. Anger affects more than your mood or gut!
It increases the risks-
- Heart Attack
- Weak Immunity
- Skin Problems
- Negative Thoughts
- Arguments in the Workplace can lead to Unemployment.
- Arguments with loved ones would complicate the relationship.
What Triggers Anger in Someone?
Feelings of anger emerge because of how we comprehend and respond to specific circumstances. Everybody has their own triggers for what drives them angry, however a few normal ones remember circumstances for which we feel:
- Attacked or threatened
- Emotional Factors such as getting easily frustrated, stressed, overwhelmed, upset, and depressed, etc.
- Like we're being refused or treated unjustifiably
- Like individuals are not respecting our sentiments or possessions.
- Underlying Mental Disorder such as Bipolar Disorder, ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), and OCD (Obsessive compulsive disorder), etc
- Alcohol and Substance abuse can be the adding factor to trigger Anger.
How you decipher and respond to a circumstance can rely upon a lot of factors in your day to day existence, including:
- Your life as a youngster and childhood
- Sexual Molestation
- Past Trauma
- Current conditions
Ayurveda on Anger Management
Foods To Consume!
- Foods like Cucumber, Watermelon, Ghee, Leafy Vegetables, and Raisins are pitta pacifying cooling properties of vegetables and fruits.
- Cheese,Basmati rice are also good to help you to keep anger issues at bay.
- Herbal teas such as -Chamomile, Tulsi, Rose, Liquorice tea have herbal beverages that have cooling properties to calm your Pitta dosha.
- Herbal juice such as -Grape juice with cumin, fennel and sandalwood helps to calm your mind.
Foods To Avoid!
- According to Ayurveda, hot, spicy, oily, salty or very much fermented foods can aggravate Pitta dosha which will trigger Anger.
- Citrus or Sour Fruits can also cause a similar effect.
- Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to many health complications, one of them is anger.
- Avoid high sugar, junk and oily foods. As these foods are low in nutrients thus, can be a big stressor for the body to cause rage or anger.
- Your Lifestyle creates positive thoughts, and self-confidence.
- Close your eyes and observe your breath for ten minutes in the morning. This will help you calm your mind and provide you tranquility.
- Practise yoga atleast for 30 minutes daily. Yoga helps to de-stress the mind which helps to manage your anger as well.
- Light physical exercise naturally increases the body's cellular activities and thus strengthens the immune system.
- Exercising regularly will also help prevent illness and disease, so you can think of it as relaxation therapy!
- Physical activities that can be performed without a break for at least 12 minutes such as cycling, or jogging are called aerobic exercise. This is the best type of activity for increasing general levels of fitness-particularly the performance of the heart, lungs and muscles.
Ayurvedic Herbs That Helps To Declutter Your Mind!
Powerful herbs which help to release stress, calm your mind from anger and strengthen your immune system
These herbs calm down your emotions, increase immunity and allow your body and mind to respond calmly in any situation.
Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi)
Jatamanis helps to relieves deep-rooted tensions and remove mental toxins, physical and mental strain from the body.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
- This herb directly opposes the reactions of stress and anxiety by reducing the amount of Cortisol released by the adrenal glands. It encourages restful sleep, again helping the body to recover from the effects of stress, anxiety and depression.
- Ashwagandha lowers the blood pressure and it is highly effective in stopping the formation of stress-induced ulcers.
- Ashwagandha increases the number of immune cells known as T cells and B cells helping to fight infections. All these actions directly oppose the harmful effects of stress. It is a strong antioxidant and helps to calm your mind.
Brahmi (Bacopa monniera)
Brahmi helps to calm the heartbeat, regulates blood pressure and is a nervine tonic that helps to release emotional blocks like stress, phobia, frustration and panic attacks. Brahmi is rich in antioxidant, creates focus and awareness.
Ginger is one of the most precious herb. In ancient Ayurveda it is called as Vishwa Beshaja (World Remedy). Ginger increases metabolism, focus and awareness and gives mental equilibrium. Hot ginger tea can help you calm your mind.
Liquorice has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. It is sweet in taste, cold in action and sweet in post-digestive action, subsides Kapha dosha. Liquorice is rich in antioxidants and has calming properties. It soothes and nourishes the tissues and also improves focus and awareness.
Panchkarma is a purification process and one of the traditional limbs of Ayurveda treatment. Heart Dhara and Shirodhara are two of the treatments used in Panchkarma which are especially beneficial for reduction of stress, ander, depression, phobias, fear, feeling of insecurity, irritation, mental pressure, and low self-esteem.
Heart Dhara Therapy
Heart Dhara is one treatment that expressly reduces fear, stress, grief and depression. Heart Dhara stimulates positive emotions like happiness, contentment, confidence, and security.
Shirodhara creates tranquility. When a mental channel is nourished properly, you will remain calm, tranquil, and stable even in the most adverse situations. Shirodhara miraculously creates tranquility by eliminating agitation, nervousness, headache, insomnia and fear.
Note: Panchkarma treatments should be done with the help of a trained Vaidhya only.
Ayushakti’s detoxification Panchkarma treatments are highly focused on relieving the root cause of any chronic problem by cleansing, repairing, and rejuvenating the deeper tissues and cells in your body. Click here to check out our Panchkarma Detoxification Plan
Anger is self-destroying, yet it's not something a little discretion can't handle. Try these simple and natural Ayurveda tips and tricks for anger management and feel the difference in your state of mind!
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Author of the Blog: Dr.Ronak Naik
Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram
Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd.