Does Sahaja Meditation help manage anger?
Absolutely, it can help eliminate the root cause for anger, which is even better than managing anger after it has come up. The right side of the energy center that corresponds to the aortic plexus is responsible for supplying energy to brain cells. So when we think a lot or send our brains into overdrive, this energy center gets overworked. This energy center is also responsible for maintaining balanced and proper functioning of organs such as the liver, spleen, and kidneys among others.
If excessive amounts of this energy are used for thinking and other brain functions, the functioning of these organs becomes suboptimal. Liver function is impacted first. The liver's primary function is to remove the heat from the body into the bloodstream, but if the liver is functioning suboptimally, this process doesn't happen properly. The result is that the heat in the body starts increasing and spreading upward to other organs. This is the beginning of the sensations of anger and irritation. Over time, the more one's aortic energy center is overworked, the liver's capacity to function is stretched thin — it's like the liver is struggling to cope. People who are living in this state are frequently angry and irritated.
In Sahaja Meditation, there are two effective ways to control the root cause, or generation of the anger itself. Now, this is not about anger management strategies, or trying to control the symptoms, but fixing the root cause itself. First, the practice of meditation helps keep attention balanced so as to prevent excessive thinking; thus, overuse of the aortic energy center is prevented in the first place. Second, even if it happens, one can energize the aortic energy center so that it is able to cope with increased mental activity, thus improper functioning of the liver and the subsequent generation of heat and anger can be prevented. So, these two methods provide sort of a double layer of protection against the generation of negative emotions such as anger and irritation. I've found that people with hot tempers usually require a few weeks to gradually fall into balance. Typically, they also get rid of their external physiological problems, such as stomach ulcers or constipation, which are also are related to the same excessive heat generation in the body.
I can speak with confidence on this aspect of Sahaja Meditation because I live the benefits of a life where the root cause of anger remains eliminated, almost always. That is not to say that under extremely stressful circumstances I won't get angry, but it's been a very long time since I really exploded or had an outburst, likely more than 10 years now.
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