If you are troubled by the way your anger controls you rather than the other way around, there’s help at hand. Among its multiple benefits, one of the major benefits of meditation is that it helps to reduce anger. But before we understand more about meditation for anger, let’s understand the problem and its effects.
What is Anger?
Anger is defined as “a normal, usually healthy, human emotion.” After a surge of anger, if you can hit the delete button, then that is fine. However, when anger gets out of hand, a host of problems pop-up in all areas of life: physical, mental, emotional, and social.
Why is anger harmful to your health?
Anger triggers the basic flight-or-fight response. Primarily, it causes an increase in heart rate, blood pressure, and stress levels. The breathing rate increases too. When anger is ‘recurrent and unmanaged’, metabolic changes are set in motion that inevitably affect not just health, but also the overall quality of life. Unmanaged anger can cause many ill-effects such as: