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Letting Go of Anger

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While anger is a very normal emotion to experience, carrying feelings of anger with us throughout our day can lead us to feel tense and irritated. This meditation helps you to let go of anger through the use of your body.
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63 reflections
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Hue
I have found peace within myself
Love ❤️ of life is to know oneself. Having the mind to think for yourself.
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Shannon
Love
Love this but need to make more time to do it. Taking time for myself is important.
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Hannah
I'm angry
Over the past couple of months I had to stop horseback riding because of money and time. I'm thinking of going back. There are two big things standing in my way. One is money. I don't have $70-$140 a month to drop. Second is my little sister. Little miss has taken over riding and excelled at it. I know "you can't impart journeys" and all that crap. But let's face the fact that I'm going to. My little sister hasn't been riding nearly as long as I did and our instructor is letting her do everything that she never let me do Letting her do things I begged to! Please advise.
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Cyndee
Anger management 😤😖
Bringing more tension to an area of my body that I commonly feel tension will help release anger, coupled with breathing I was able to release the anger I was caring - and then I remembered the phrase I learned yesterday “if it doesn’t serve you today it doesn’t matter” so I’m making progress - and I’m becoming stronger, more aware of the power I have over my mind and body, to better manage my emotions.
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Kathy
Stress
Although this meditation is for letting go of anger, which I was not feeling, I was stressed when I listened. I found that the tensing and releasing of muscles as directed helped immensely in relieving my stress. I will be listening to this meditation frequently due to all that is presently occurring in my life. Thank you!!! 🙏🏻Namaste 🙏🏻
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Kevin
Needed
I really needed that. Thank you. I keep so much tension in my muscles. I've often done this with clients in the past, but haven't done it myself in far too long.
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J.W.
Letting go of anger
excellent session squeeze and release breathe deep hold exhale completely slowly “Don't expect a free ride from no one Don't hold a grudge or a chip and here's why Bitterness keeps you from flying Always stay humble and kind” - T. M.
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Danielle
Letting go of anger
Excellent, really helped me take a moment to let go of all the pent up frustration and tension
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Kathy
Stress relief
This wonderful meditation is not merely good for releasing anger. I am not angry; I am anxious and stressed, there is an enormous difference. By the tensing and releasing of certain muscle groups as directed, I find I am much better able to cope with high levels of stress. If you believe this will only be effective as a useful tool for anger management, please give it a try to help you relieve your response to other stressors in your life. You may be pleasantly surprised.
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Barb
Anger/frustration
This was very timely as I had just finished shouting to my deaf, dementia-suffering dad that we’re all fine, etc., over and over, writing on the white board, losing the cap for the pen, etc. Since shouting is hard and patience is a virtue I need to cultivate more thoroughly, I got a bit frustrated. And this meditation came up. So it was perfect. Can’t promise my jaw is now more relaxed than it ever was, but it really helped in the moment. 🙂
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Jessica
Letting go of anger is simple, even though it runs deeper than irritation, especially because a lot of it intensifies in the moment. It isn’t always worth being angry the whole day. It ruins your potential and productivity.
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KayCee
Anger
I learned that by stopping and doing the 7 minute anger secession my anger can be controlled.
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Jessica
Somewhat Helpful
I felt irritable at my mother, so I chose this meditation to loosen some of that anger and irritability. I didn’t find scrunching body parts particularly helpful, but I do feel less irritable.
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Mary
So helpful to release anger
I learned that it’s normal to feel anger. Stuff happens. But holding that anger within my body only causes tension and problems for me and sometimes physical pain. This meditation really helped me release that tension that I was feeling within. Very helpful, thank you!!
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Lynn
The end thoughts
At the end, my thoughts flooded back. I would like to get better at this so I don't have the flood of not so good emotions back into my heart and mind.
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Jordyn
If I’m being honest
This helped slightly but not much a difference. May just need to try someone else like a different guide.
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Annalisa
Clenching and unclenching my hands helps with derp breathing
I liked the Deep breathing , clenching and unclenching my hands. Shoulder shrugs.
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Annalisa
Clenching and unclenching my hands helps with derp breathing
I liked deep breathing, exhaling completely. Clenching and unclenching my hands. Shoulder shrugs and drops.
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Leanna
Clenching
I learned that clenching everything at once with a deep inhale and relaxing everything with the exhale really helped relieve my anger
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Cathi
Furrowing
I felt that while I was furrowing my brow, I was also crying due to the anger I was trying to let go.
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Cole
Anger
For people like myself anger is a really hard thing to deal with and I can have out bursts but with a little breathing and tension release it can be managed
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Keeley
Tight neck
At the beginning my neck was real tight and I had a headache that was getting worse. It is now not there and my neck is feeling more relaxed.
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Rene
My stress
I learned to relax through it! I actually feel better! I enjoyed this experience with the anger meditation
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Nora
I dont know
I dont know what im sp angry aboutis it stress or resentment of just bring stuck up with life and its process I have a desire to be free And free means having lo long tearm commitments I dont know why but thats hot it is
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Bkay
Spazzing
Controlling my anger is important to me. I’m tired of embarrassing myself time and time again. This app is helping me master my emotions ., also gives me something to look forward to.
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Michael
Anger
Just a few minutes of breathing with my eyes closed can make a big difference in how I feel both mentally and physically
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Gilbert
Progress
I learned that holding onto the past does not help me instead is what makes my life so hard, painful. I can end my suffering by letting go.
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Janis Kaye
Imperfectly perfect meditation .
I can release tension and anger (?) even when the “meditation situation “isn’t ideal. Breathing out through the mouth intensely is important .
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Roger
Lesser anger
Lesser anger is a good this. Nice little excerise to help alleviate some tensed up feelings
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Nicole
I focused on the present moment and nothing else bothered me
I learned that I CAN focus on the present moment. Wow, I feel so calm now
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Bailey
Relax is key
I learned that I can control my muscles by relaxing them that is a very good thing to learn!
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Levi
I need to let go
Taking a few moments to breath and relax helps. Job xbxhsjsbbshxhheheoejbdbxbx
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Jake
Tense and Release
A wonderful concept to directing attention to desired area. Provided me with additional clarity and great relaxation technique while managing my breathing.
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Patrick
Day 1 Anger
I noticed I wasn’t angry when starting this meditation but the tightening of muscles and releasing them did help me learn that this is effective to release tension caused my anger. Am familiar with anger, so I can tell this is helpful for releasing it
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Karisha
Anger
Anger is normal. Can’t carry it. Let go of anger. Don’t carry along with me. Anger holds tension.
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Mark
Anger
The idea of clenching and releasing is a new one to me. Assisted tonglen, basically. Worth a try.
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Daniela
Anger
I learned that anger holds tension in our bodies. It is important to let go.
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Mutiara
Holding off anger relates to the tension in my body.
I learned that letting the tensions go feels great. My mind seems lighter.
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Sean
Anger
I felt extremely relaxed and this made me realize i hadda lit of pressure on my shoulders
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Inès
Powerful
Fan of this exercise. I can feel the difference before / after. It is not sufficient to take anxiety away, but it does relax and release tension and anger. This has to be saved in my favorite tracks and I will try to practice every time I feel anger. Thank you!
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Colleen
On My Road to Recovery from..
From Pandemic-Burnout. All people have mentioned this to another, but not in those exact words. So MUCH has happened just prior to the United States shutdown, and that day that the country did shut down. I remember what happened in hindsight, and if’s there was never a Pandemic (which still is here, yes still present and will be with the years to come). Just as coronavirus has been around since my youth just not number 19 or COVID-19. I remember the day that Mom had been bracing for the shutdown. We were already stocking up on dry milk, can goods and freezer healthy foods. It was nuts, but if I didn’t do as mom said, we’d be up shits creek. Making my own breads because the greedy peeps of my neighborhood bought up the basics. Thank goodness I paid attention at Grandmom’s, home and home economics. I learned survival without my family, only having the people in my home. I also learned about people, and the different Neuro types. I learned about myself as my hair grew longer. I learned why I have short hair the 2nd reason which was really the 1st reason which started in my youth. Why it was cut int the first place was because of my sensory. Who knew at age 35 I’d be Dx’ed with ASD. This explained a lot. Thank You I was able to relax your app really does work. I’m not though the first session and I was able to “Info-Drop,” ASD / Neurodivergent terminology. Thank You!!!
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Kent
Anger is a big issue
I have trouble just letting people be. I get angry with them. I want to learn To live and let live.
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Cory
I felt that I was weak
I can take on more then anyone ever thought possible. But letting go of the anger around the fact that I had to do it alone was the hard part.
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Egle
I felt very relaxed, blissful
All it takes is a few moments for yourself. Really enjoy the moment.
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Clara
Sabado 16 abril mañana
I felt still with anger but it help to release sole tension and allowed mento rest a bit
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Dave
Day one
I noticed a strong sense of relaxation. Focusing on the tension in my body helped me to realize when I am letting it go.
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Filipe
Breathing is power
Taking a deep breath and releasing slowly through the month helps to control anger.
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Sean-Patrick
I loved the description of the forehead melting like a stick of butter
Really helped to visualize relaxing the facial muscles I found this meditation very helpful to calm down. I will use these techniques to chill out next time I’m feeling tension from anger or stress
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Anjel
Letting go
I also like the description of the forehead melting like butter. I hold tension there. Usually meditations where I have to clench my body leave me feeling more tense. So I modified it a little bit.
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Gigi
Add a steam bath while listening or the sound of water
Relaxing with a steam bath and listening to this was excellent ! Take time for myself , even for a few minutes helps
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Kieshia
I feel great!
This meditation was great! I was very irritated before I started it and now I am smiling for whatever reason, but it did an awesome job at helping me overcome my irritation. This will be used in a regular!
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Karon
Letting go of anger
I learned that my tension was carried in my shoulders. Retracing my shoulders then focusing on other body parts helped
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John
Anger management
I learned that the emotional response of anger has strong physiological components that benefit from a Physiological relaxation response such as high intensity exercise
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Stephie 💜
Anger Management Day#1
Wow- these exercises were great for the first time I actually felt what my anger does to my body. It felt awful and then relief when I could release the anger physically in different parts of my body. I did not want to feel the anger part and then I felt a sinking feeling in my heart that moved down to my belly. It was hurt/pain. My goodness the stuff I am carrying around is getting really heavy I need to unload a whole heap of crap!
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Jared
Good for in the moment anger
This isn’t for deep seeded anger. This is for situational anger
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Susan
Great start.
This was a great start to learning how to release anger in the moment.
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Alanna
Wow
I felt the tension from my body really release with these steps
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Netali
Butter forhead
When I visualize my forehead melting like butter in the sun I feel so relaxed !
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Sue
Anger
You can help yourself calm down and feel tension release. Hopefully this can help with angry outbursts
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Kieran
I feel better
I feel better have two 2 xmeditation today Starting to feel more positive
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Jhon carlo
First
Feeling the tension and letting go helps. Whenever I’m angry or emotional I tend to feel a lot of tension, but I keep it in, I try to hide it, but I just have to feel the tension and the feeling of the tension fading.
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Kate
Letting go of anger
When I am angry- my breath stops and my whole body tenses up
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Lauren
First Day
I can take a moment to reflect on my body and how my anger can be stored within me physically