Anger and the accompanying feelings of revenge are associated with dopamine and norepinephrine secretion in the brain, which feel exhilarating to us.
The neurological chemical systems in the brain reward our anger and make it feel good, which is not the case with the other emotions like shame and sadness.
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Anger is an emotion that can be harnessed, with collective anger being able to spearhead entire movements and disruptions.
Anger has a strangely energizing effect and helps people deal with trauma and grief. Anger is the one emotion that encourages action.
People listen to an angry person, making it a salient powerful emotion for interpersonal connections.
Entire movies are made of characters taking revenge as they are angry and resentful due to a reason that the audience loves to hear about.
Letting anger ‘marinate’ in us makes us destructive and can lead to an implosion. Anger is designed to be quick and mobilizing, where we can disengage shortly.
It causes much harm to the person who has stored it within himself and has allowed it to simmer.
1. Patience, patience, patience.
2. Be calm today, plan a better fight tomorrow.
3. Listen to the other person full before opening the mouth
4. Hold back your sentences just for 2 seconds, when you are emotionally unstable.
5. Practice Pranayama. It helps to think better and clearly.
6. Join Yoga class
7. If you are told to have Pitta body type, incorporate Pitta controlled measures. Such as having raisins, almonds, ghee regularly etc.
8. Sleep for at least 7 hours at night.
Ayurvedic herbs useful to control anger:
Brahmi – Bacopa monnieri
Mandookaparni – Gotu Kola
Draksha – Raisins – Vitis vinifera
Getting angry is about facing some form of perceived threat. It also involves a knee-jerk reaction to negative feelings such as shame, guilt, anxiety, powerlessness, rejection, or feelings of inadequacy.
Anger is often caused by impulsive judgment about an event or behaviors.
Anger leads us to poor decisions, regrettable behavior, or hurt feelings. However, some anger leads to more significant consequences, like strained relationships or legal trouble.
The key to dealing with your anger more effectively is to understand how it works.