Sunday January 29th I am teaching a yoga nidra (the yoga of sleep or the place between sleep and waking) workshop at Empower Yoga on Carling ave. This is a powerful technique that allows the release of tension and enhances our ability to increase energy and connect with our intuition. I highly recommend this workshop.
From this perspective and I am simplifying there are three things we can do with anger:
We can turn anger against other people through gossip or live verbal or physical abuse, we can continuously talk about the problem that is creating anger and clearly express why we are right and they are wrong without ever really discussing a solution - If we choose we can behave like a self-entitled tornado;
We can turn anger against ourselves either by repressing our anger or through negative self talk or actions that lead to resentment, tension and fear; or
We can turn our anger into inspiration by accepting that anger is a valid emotion that can be a powerful rather than destructive energy. By welcoming the energy of anger we can direct it towards the goal/solution rather than the problem. Then we start breathing life into what we believe in rather than focusing on what we fear.
For those of you who are weirded out, angry or fearful by what is happening in the world, I am...
Feeling bloated? A little heavy after the holidays? This soup is jam packed with vitality and is excellent to stimulate digestion and reduce the bloat. In addition it is good for the immune system, reduces inflammation and helps with absorption issues.
- Sliced jalapeno to taste. I use a whole jalapeño.
- Finely chopped small sliver of ginger
- One finely chopped clove of garlic
- About a tablespoon of finely chopped red onion
- One big tablespoon of miso
Place all ingredient except Miso in a 1 1/2 cup of water. Bring to a boil, lower to simmer and let simmer for about about ten minutes then add miso and stir until it dissolves and voila! I drink it like a tea.