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Fitness & Health

17th May 2019

‘Rage yoga’ now exists, for people who love swearing and heavy metal music

Tough day at the office? Rage yoga could be your new release. It encourages you to swear and go crazy to heavy metal music

Alex Roberts

Meditation isn’t everyone’s cup of tea

If you’re looking to relax and unwind but don’t see yourself as the chilled out kind of person, rage yoga could be your thing.

Traditional yoga can be a hugely powerful tool in the fight against stress, while also keeping your joints supple for hitting the weights room. But if you’ve got pent up anger to release, you might want to chance your hand at the enraged variation.

The founder of rage yoga describes the practice as “involving stretching, positional exercises and bad humor, with the goal of attaining good health and to become zen as f*ck”.

Whether you’re wound up by work stress, money worries, traffic jams or an argument with your partner, sitting back and relaxing isn’t always the most appealing option. Sometimes you literally just want to smash the sh*t out of something.

Boxing is one way to smash through your stress, but rage yoga is an entirely different ball game. Here’s a clip in which the founder explains a little more:

Rage yoga allows you to vent all kinds of anger by way of swearing, cursing, and just generally going crazy to heavy metal music.

It’s not always possible to switch off and relax when you’re trying to de-stress. Sometimes you just need to unleash hell.

Working out can be as beneficial for your brain as it can the body. For more workouts proven to smash your stress levels to smithereens, read what two expert personal trainers had to say.

These tips include group training, a proven tool to help manage stress.

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