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Meditation Medication Part 2: Cooling Meditation for Anger, Irritation, or Inflammation

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An audio meditation to calm emotional and physical inflammation.

This is the second set of three meditations inspired by the philosophy of Ayurveda, the ancient medical system that is a sister science to yoga. In this philosophy, mental, physical, or spiritual ill health is caused by an imbalance of the elements. The major three elements are air (vata), fire (pitta), and earth (kapha), and when there is too much of any one element, we can use another to return to balance. If you’re feeling angry, irritated, and frustrated, that can sometimes mean you have an overabundance of fire in your constitution. This cooling, calming meditation will help you calm emotional and physical inflammation, which has a healing capacity as well. This would be an appropriate meditation to do in bed as you are falling asleep, especially if something is bothering you that’s keeping you awake. It’s also a lovely meditation to do anytime in the heat of the summer. 

Julie Peters

Julie Peters is a staff writer for Spirituality & Health. She is also a yoga teacher (E-RYT 500, YACEP) and co-owner of Ocean and Crow Yoga studio in Vancouver, BC, with her mom, Jane. She is the author of Secrets of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses: Meditations on Desire, Relationships, and the Art of Being Broken (SkyLight Paths 2016) and WANT: 8 Steps to Recovering Desire, Passion, and Pleasure After Sexual Assault (Mango Media 2019). Learn more at Follow her at @juliejcp.

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