How do you digest emotions? Great Q. Same way you digest food - the belly. When a moment arises that sparks the fiery in your tummy, send breath to it. This is called compassionate breathing. It takes time to build awareness around it, but if you practice it for just 3 days, it can become your bodies natural response to an uncomfortable or unhappy situation. I dare you to try it! The next time you are blamed or condemned (or doing the blaming / condemning), instead of fighting or avoiding, listen and breathe compassionately. Compassion is the antidote for anger and bitterness.