Yoga for Anger Management

By Dr H R Nagendra | Dr Apar Saoji | Dr Jincy Sundaran | Dr Arundhati Goley   |   Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana
Learners enrolled: 788
This Course provides an overview of the role of yoga in managing anger. As a component of total personality development managing anger aims at training the participants in both eastern and western perspectives, thus improving coping skills and imparting notional corrections. The course includes both theory and practice components; the theory modules will give an overview of both eastern and western understanding of anger and details of various modern and eastern concepts to deal with it, connection of food, physical activity and emotions with that of anger and an elaborate description of various yogic techniques such as pranayama, meditation and asanas in managing anger. The other part of the course will give an explanation on hands on practice sessions of various yoga techniques starting from Joint loosening practices, breathing practices, asanas, pranayama, various meditative techniques useful for developing right kind of mindset by balancing mind body component and thereby enabling an individual to learn effective ways to manage his/her anger. By the end of the
Course, the participant will also be made aware of all the recent Evidence based Studies on yoga for Anger Management.

Intended Audience:

Both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students studying yoga or any other courses

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Not Applicable
Duration : 16 weeks
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 23 Aug 2023
End Date : 31 Oct 2023
Enrollment Ends : 20 Sep 2023
Exam Date :

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Course layout

Week 1

  • Module 1: Introduction to Yoga for Anger Management
  • Module 2: Understanding Anger : Western Perspective

Week 2

  • Module 3: Neurobiology of Anger
  • Module 4: Impact of Suppressed Anger Anger on Health

Week 3:

  • Module 5: Managing Your own Anger
  • Module 6: How to deal with Angry People

Week 4

  • Module 7: Understanding anger and its management: Yogic perspective- 1
  • Module 8: Understanding anger and its management: Yogic perspective- 2

Week 5
  • Module 9: Food, physical activity, emotions, and anger management
  • Module 10: Conceptual basis of yoga in Anger Management

Week 6

  • Module 11: Pranayama as a tool for Anger Management
  • Module 12: Role of Emotional culturing in Anger Management 

Week 7

  • Module 13: Notional Correction for Anger Management - Yogic Perspective
  • Module 14: Meditation for Anger Management 

Week 8

  • Module 15: Evidences for Yoga in Anger Management 
  • Module 16: Assessment of Anger

Week 9
  • Module 17: Sukshma Vyayama
  • Module 18 Breathing Exercises- I
  • Module 19: Breathing Exercises- II
Week 10
  • Module 20: Sithilikaran Vyayam- I
  • Module 21: Sithilikaran Vyayam- II
  • Module 22: Relaxation Technique - I

Week 11

  • Module 23: Relaxation Technique- II
  • Module 24: Surya Namaskar Practice
  • Module 25: Asana- I

Week 12

  • Module 26: Asana -II
  • Module 27: Asana- III
  • Module 28: Asana- IV
Week 13
  • Module 29: Pranayama- I 
  • Module 30: Pranayama- II
  • Module 31: Pranayama- III
Week 14
  • Module 32: Nada Anusandhana and OM kara chanting 
  • Module 33: Bhajans for Emotional Culturing  
  • Module 34: Cyclic Meditation -I
Week 15
  • Module 35: Cyclic Meditation - II
  • Module 36: Mind Sound Resonance Technique- I
  • Module 37: Mind Sound Resonance Technique- II
Week- 16
  • Module 38: Overall IAYT module for Anger Management- I 
  • Module 39: Overall IAYT module for Anger Management- II
  • Module 40Overall IAYT module for Anger Management- III

Books and references

  • Nagaratna, R & Nagendra H.R. (2008). Yoga for Positive Health. Bangalore. Swami Vivekanada Yoga Prakashana
  • Nagaratna, R & NagendraH.R. (1986). Self-Management of Excessive Tension. Bangalore. Swami Vivekananda Yoga Prakashana
  • Nagendra, H.R. (2005). Pranayama, the art and science (3rd edn.) Bangalore. Swami Vivekananda Yoga Prakashana
  • Shirley, T. (1998). A glimpse of human body. Bangalore: Swami Vivekananda Yoga Prakashana
  • Ciccarelli psychology, 5th Edition , Saundara K Circarelli 
  • Hagen I, Skjelstad S, Nayar US. "I Just Find It Easier to Let Go of Anger": Reflections on the Ways in Which Yoga Influences How Young People Manage Their Emotions. Front Psychol. 2021 

Instructor bio

Subject Matter Experts 
Dr H R Nagendra ME., PhD

Chancellor, S-VYASA University, Bengaluru, India

Dr H R Nagendra holds PhD in Mechanical Engineering from IISc, Bangalore. After receiving his doctorate in 1968, he served as faculty of IISc in Department of Mechanical Engineering. Then, he went to Canada as Post Doctoral Research Fellow in the University of British Columbia, Canada in 1970. From there, he moved to NASA Marshall Space Flight Centre, USA as Post-Doctoral Research Associate in 1971 and moved to Engineering Science Laboratory, Harvard University, USA as a Consultant in 1972. He served as Visiting Staff at Imperial College of Science and Technology, London later. In 1975, he joined Vivekananda Kendra, a service mission as a whole-time worker.  Director of Training Centre, Vivekanandapuram, Kanyakumari. Between 1975 and 1993, he served as the All India Secretary, Yoga Shiksha Vibhag, Vivekanand Kendra, Kanyakumari. He is the founder and President of Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bengaluru.

Currently, He is the Chancellor of Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, a Yoga University in Bangalore. He is also Chairman of Task force of AYUSH, Govt, of India, New Delhi. He has published 30 Research Papers in Engineering and more than 200 research papers on Yoga. He has authored and co-authored 40 books on Yoga. He has received several awards for his life time achievement in the field of yoga including Padma Shri award by Govt. of India in 2016.

Dr Apar Avinash Saoji, BNYS, PhD
Dr Apar Avinash Saoji is a gold medalist and University topper when he pursued his Bachelors in Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences (BNYS) from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru. He has done his doctoral work on the Psychophysiology of Yogic Breath Retention (Kumbhaka) from S-VYASA University, Bengaluru. He has worked as Technical Consultant at the National Institute of Naturopathy, Pune before following his passion for teaching and research. He currently works at S-VYASA as the Principal of the School of Yoga and Naturopathic Medicine. He is also the head of the MD program at S-VYASA. He has 18 peer-reviewed publications and several presentations at national and international conferences. His research interest includes the application of Yoga and Naturopathy in Health and Disease and understanding the underlying mechanisms involved. He is a recognized PhD guide for S-VYASA and AIIMS Rishikesh. He is external moderator for the School of Natural Medicine, Faculty of Community Medicine, University of Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa. He is an associate editor for CCRYN Indian Journal of Yoga and Naturopathy.

Dr. Jincy Sundaran, BNYS, M.Sc(Psy), MBA(HR)

Dr. Jincy Sundaran has pursued a Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences (BNYS) from
the Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University as a topper. She has done her post-graduation in
Psychology from the University of Madras. She has also pursued her MBA in Human
Resource Management from Bharathiar University. She has worked as a lecturer in the
Calicut University and JSS Institute of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences. She has contributed
to the field of Naturopathy and Yoga as an academician, clinician, and researcher for almost
15 years. She has guided many postgraduate students of Health and Yoga therapy and BNYS
graduates in their dissertations. She was the guide for the student who won the Young
Scientist Award and the study was later published in a peer-reviewed journal. Currently, she
works at S-VYASA as an Assistant Professor in The School of Yoga and Naturopathic
Medicine heading the Department of Psychology and Clinical Naturopathy. She is deputed
from S-VYASA as a teaching faculty for the Yunnan Minzu University, China. She conducts
a short-term course on ‘Psychodiagnosis and Counselling’ for Medical graduates.

Course Coordinator & Subject Matter Expert
Dr Arundhati Goley BNYS., MD (Yoga)
Assistant Professor and Medical Officer, S-VYASA, Bengaluru

Dr. Arundhati is a specialist in Yoga and Naturopathy with an experience of 4 years. She has completed her BNYS, MD (Yoga Therapy) from SVYASA University. She has expertise in providing guidance, assessment, and treatments to diverse group of patients.  She aims in treating the patient with a holistic approach. Currently working as an Assistant Professor at SVYASA university. Her keen areas of studies are yoga physiology, psychoneuroimmunology and yoga therapy.

Course certificate

Grading Policy:

There will be (a) Internal Assessment and (b) Final Exam.


Internal Assessment: This will carry 30% weightage. MCQs for all the Weeks 
Final Exam: This will carry 70% weightage.  The final exam will have questions from all the weeks.
Passing Marks:

You will be eligible for a certificate only if you score a minimum of 50% in the Internal Assessment and a minimum of 50% in the Final Exam. 

Final Examination:

Type of exam: Computer-based proctored exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency
Exam Center: You will have to appear at the allotted exam centre and take the exam in person. (You can find the final allotted exam centre details in the admit card (hall ticket)).
Admit Card: You can download the Admit card (Hall ticket) around one week before the exam. 
QP Pattern: All the questions will be in the format of MCQs.

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