Meditation Classes Beltsville MD

Local resource for meditation classes in Beltsville, MD. 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.

Urban Yoga & Holistic Center
(202) 329-8224
4408 First Place NE, 33
Washington, DC

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Reiki Lotus Healing
(202) 842-2292
between the Dupont Circle and McPherson Square
Washington, DC

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Greenbelt Om Community Yoga
(301) 220-0084
133 Centerway
Greenbelt, MD
Yoga Styles
Kripalu, Integral, Anusara-Inspired, Hatha

Yoga Teacher
(301) 270-3274
1110 LINDEN AVE
TAKOMA PARK, MD
Yoga Styles
KRIPALU

The Magnificent Body @ Stars Studio
(301) 490-1992
10095 Washington Blvd
Laurel, MD
Yoga Styles
Hatha

Studio Serenity Yoga
(202) 518-9642
2469 18th St. NW
Washington, DC

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George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine
(202) 833-5055
908 New Hampshire Ave, Suite 200
Washington, DC
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Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Blue Heron Wellness
(301) 754-3730
10723B Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD
Yoga Styles
various

Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam
(703) 403-1207
7110 Cipriano Springs Drive
Lanham, MD
Yoga Styles
Advaita Vedanta

Yoga Teacher
(305) 865-4840
8007 Park Crest Drive
Washington DC, MD
Yoga Styles
Anusara Yoga

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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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