Meditation Classes Arcata CA

Local resource for meditation classes in Arcata, CA. Includes detailed information on local yoga studios and meditation centers that give access to meditation instructors who guide students in conscious breathing and other meditation techniques, such as sitting meditation, walking meditation, concentrative meditation, mindfulness meditation, and meditation.

Joan Richards, RYT
(707) 476-9343
625 Del Norte Street
Eureka, CA

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Community Yoga Center The
(707) 822-7700
890 G St
Arcata, CA
Yoga Styles
Education

Ancient Forest Sangha
(707) 443-6558
Arcata, CA
Specialty
Zen

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Mystic Garden Party Festivals
(888) 966-2568
3053 fillmore street su. 195
san francisco, CA

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Chopra Center for Wellbeing
(760) 494-1600
2013 Costa Del Mar Road
Carlsbad, CA
Services
Yoga, Women's Health, Stress Management, Preventive Medicine, Mind/Body Medicine, Meditation, Healing Touch, Energy Medicine, Ayurveda, Acupuncture
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Old School Hot Yoga
(707) 407-6859
2212 Jacoby Creek Road
Bayside, CA
Yoga Styles
Hot Yoga

Sacred Palace Humboldt's Multicultural Center
444-8900
516 5th Street
Eureka, CA
Yoga Styles
Bikram, Vinyasa, Kid, Prenatal, Hatha, Kundalini

Healing Pathways Medical Clinic, Inc.
(916) 376-8416
2101 Stone Boulevard, Suite 115
West Sacramento, CA
Services
Yoga, Wellness Training, Substance Abuse, Stress Management, Spiritual Attunement, Qi Gong, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Pharmacology, Pain Management, Mind/Body Medicine, Meditation, Legal Medicine, Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy, Family Practice, EMDR, Cognitive Therapy, Art Therapy, Addiction, Acupuncture
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American Holistic Medical Association

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prana yoga & body-mind therapy
(619) 890-9642
4326 Cleveland Ave.
San Diego, CA

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Tobin Acupuncture & Health, Inc.
(714) 256-2287
1001 East Imperial Highway A-1
Brea, CA
Services
Yoga, Yeast Syndrome, Women's Health, Wellness Training, Weight Management, Substance Abuse, Stress Management, Preventive Medicine, Reflexology, Pulmonary Diseases, Pain Management, Nutrition, Neurofeedback, Mind/Body Medicine, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, Energy Medicine, Coaching, Cardiovascular Disease, Breathwork, Bach Flower Essences, Aromatherapy, Allergy, Addiction, Acupuncture
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American Holistic Medical Association

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Lift Depression With Meditation

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By Ziba Kashef

With summer coming to a close and shorter, darker days ahead, you might be wondering how to cope with the negative thoughts that often accompany the season’s change and can lead to depression. A recent study found that age-old meditative techniques and more modern cognitive therapy can help alleviate symptoms. Anil Coumar, a psychotherapist and director of the mental health clinic at the University of Washington, Seattle, offers these do-it-yourself mood-lifting meditations:

Get moving. For many people, meditation is a remote, Eastern technique that involves sitting with your legs crossed on a cushion. But almost any activity can be mindful and healing, says Coumar. “Through a practice of mindfulness, we can see how our thoughts are not facts—they come and go.” To slow down your thinking and realize that you can release negative thoughts as quickly as they come, try this eating meditation: Hold a raisin in your hand and intentionally look at it as if you’ve never seen one before. Roll it between your fingers and notice each crease. Pay attention to your thoughts about it—maybe you’ll think, This is ugly or I’ve never noticed the true color of a raisin before. Then put it in your mouth and observe how your saliva flows as you chew.

Uncover your unconscious. Imagine you’re walking down the street and see a good friend walking in the opposite direction. You nod and smile, but your pal just looks ahead and keeps going. How do you respond? “Someone might say, ‘Oh, she probably didn’t see me.’ Another might think, ‘What did I do wrong now?’ Depending on how you interpret that event, you’re going to feel good or bad,” says Coumar. This kind of cognitive exercise can teach us how we unconsciously have these thoughts. The point? To make the normally unconscious thoughts that fuel depression conscious so you can acknowledge them—and then more easily let them go. —Ziba Kashef

Author: Ziba Kashef

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