Dissolving the Five Poisons: In Buddhist psychology suffering is increased due to our automatic emotional reactions to daily life. Five emotions in particular, and associated variations, contribute to stress and negative thoughts and behaviors. These five destructive emotions are anger, jealousy, confusion, clinging, and arogance. It is difficult to eliminate these emotions with western therapeutic techniques. This gentle practice involves using one's meditation posture itself and a energy technique to literally dissolve the emotions so one can experience a felt sense of peace and equinimity.