New research may indicate that people who have higher levels of irritability or anger in response to mental stress may have a reduced oxygen supply to the heart. The findings suggest that anger may be a risk factor for heart disease and heart attacks.

Given these findings, it is important to release feelings of anger whenever possible. One way is by taking in deep breathes and focusing on your breath. Using a journal to write about positive things in your life to change your thoughts is another.

There is a simple exercise that you can do whenever you are feeling angry. You can do this in a mirror or with another person. This exercise may seem silly at first, but it actually involves many areas of your body. In the end, you cannot help but laugh and forget about your anger.

Initially, you may want to do this in front of a mirror. Raise one arm up as you step forward with your foot that's on the same side as your arm. As you are doing this, let out a loud "AH" as your arm comes down. Do the same with the other foot and leg. Do this several times at least or until you start laughing and feel your anger disappearing. It's much more fun when done with a partner. Works well with children as well.

What this is doing is getting your mind off of what you are angry about and involves a grounding effect as you are using your legs, which involves the root chakra. The physical motion of coming down with your arm and using your voice to vocalize helps to release those negative emotions. Using laughter to heal has tremendous benefits in itself.
Good luck. I would love to hear your feedback after you've tried this. I've used it for many seminars and in a matter of a few minutes, the whole room is full of laughter.

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Author's Bio: 

Sue became involved with Healing Touch in 1998 and received her certification as a Healing Touch practitioner in 2002. She is also a Certified Integrated Energy Therapy Practitioner, a Reiki Practitioner, and a Quantum Touch Practitioner. She uses energy-based therapies for trauma release work with success for people suffering with PTSD or for anyone who has had a traumatic experience in their lives. She has been a guest speaker for numerous organizations, as well as presenting at state conferences. Sue has written articles on energy work for alternative and complementary newsletters and online publications. She has developed material and has been a trainer for education classes for child care, stress management seminars and subtle body energy workshops. She has been able to integrate energy based therapies into local hospital’s operating and recovery rooms as well as providing these therapies to newborn babies at a local hospital. As a volunteer at health fairs and cancer survivor retreats offering energy based therapies, Sue has gained experience in dealing with a variety of health challenges. Sue teaches Care for Self and Subtle Body Energy classes at a local career College and has helped conduct workshops with local hospitals and hospice for caregivers. She is in private practice in Louisiana. She is available for distant healing sessions.

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For some people suffering with symptoms of PTSD, chronic stress, abuse, trauma, illness or accidents, the emotions of anger and fear are held in our bodies in our emotional brain...energetic trauma release techniques can help to release those "emotional triggers" and re pattern the brain with peace and calm. Sue offers classes to help dealing with these symptoms, getting to the root cause.