Meditation Classes Arroyo Grande CA

Local resource for meditation classes in Arroyo Grande, 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.

Global Alliance for Balance and Healing
(805) 438-4347
PO Box 405
Santa Margarita, CA
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Catherine Halcomb- Yoga Shala slo
(805) 556-0413
205 Windward
Shell Beach, CA
Yoga Styles
Hatha Yoga/ Shadow Yoga / Corporate Yog

Luna Lotus
(866) 345-LUNA
PO Box 585
Santa Margarita, CA
Yoga Styles
Clothing/Accessories

Bikram Yoga Of San Luis Obispo
(805) 545-5951
570 Higuera St
San Luis Obispo, CA
 
Diamond Way Buddhist Group San Luis Obispo
(805) 543-8763
c/o Marilyn Kinsey
San Luis Obispo, CA
Specialty
Tibetan Karma Kagyu

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Central Coast Yoga
805/474-8876
900 Grand Ave
Arroyo Grande, CA
Yoga Styles
Hatha Yoga, Shadow Yoga, Corporate Yoga

The Yoga Shack
(805) 931-0331
762 Second Street
Nipomo, CA
 
Central Coast Body Therapy Center
(805) 528-2547
2005 9th St.
Los Osos, CA
Yoga Styles
Hatha inspired by Anusara, Vinyasa Flow,

Yoga Centre
(805) 549-9642
1880 Santa Barbara Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA
 
BodhiPath - San Luis Obispo
805-528-1388 or 805-528-2495
Sea Pines Resort
Los Osos, CA
Specialty
Tibetan Karma Kagyu

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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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