Osho speaks on ‘Anger’: “You can simply take five deep breaths and see where your anger has gone.”
A scientific approach must start with the body. Your body must be changed first. When your body changes, then your breathing can be changed. When your breathing changes, then your thoughts can be changed. And when your thoughts change, then you can be changed.
You may not have observed that you are a close-knit system of many layers. If you are running, then your breathing changes because more oxygen is needed. When you are running your breathing changes, and when your breathing changes your thoughts immediately change.
In Tibet they say if you are angry, then just run. Have two or three rounds of your house, and then come back and see where your anger has gone—because if you run fast, your breathing changes; if your breathing changes, your thought pattern cannot remain the same, it has to change.
There is no need to run. You can simply take five deep breaths – exhale, inhale – and see where your anger has gone. It is difficult to change anger directly. It is easier to change the body, then the breathing, then the anger. This is a scientific process.
Osho, Yoga: The Alpha and the Omega, Vol 1 Ch 6
Quote published in The Book: An Introduction to the Teachings of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
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