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Anger Exercise: No-Oxygen Breathing Technique


Phakchok Rinpoche introduces a simple technique for reducing our anger. It is not a meditation or a mantra, but a basic breathing exercise. Rinpoche calls this “no-oxygen breathing” and demonstrates how it can effectively starve our anger of any energy. Rinpoche suggests that we try this for ourselves when we get angry and see how it calms us down immediately. He also suggests we teach this to our friends and family members. Anger exercises can be very helpful for teenagers who are dealing with so much chaos in their developing minds and bodies. The key to this technique is gently squeezing the anus on the exhalation.

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