Meditation Classes Bennettsville SC

Local resource for meditation classes in Bennettsville, SC. 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.

Just Breathe Studio
(803) 648-8048
1501 Whiskey Road
Aiken, SC
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Vinyasa, Hot Yoga, Pilates

Ongoing Moves
(843) 842-5356
2 Marshland Rd.
Hilton Head Island, SC
Yoga Styles
Kundalini, Ashtanga, Hatha (Kripalu, Anusara Inspired, Integral, Power), Pre- Natal, Pilates, Yogalates

Blue Dog Yoga & Wellness
(803) 425-7322
533 Rutledge St.
Camden, SC
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Vinyasa, Eclectic

YOGA AT THE BEACH
843-235-9960 ext #3
14323 Ocean Highway
Pawleys Island, SC
Yoga Styles
Iyengar-inspired, Phoenix Rising Yoga Th

Chester County Branch YMCA
(803) 581-9622
157 Columbia Street
Chester, SC
Yoga Styles
Hatha

Sacred Space Yoga & Healing Arts Center
(843) 251-9642
417 79th Avenue N. Suite E
Myrtle Beach, SC
Yoga Styles
Anusara-inspired

The Mat Works Yoga Studio
(864) 992-5410
7049 Hwy 184E
Donalds, SC
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Flow, Restorative,Prenatal,Childr

Dancing Dogs Yoga
(843) 263-5864
1211 Newcastle Street Unit C
Beaufort, SC
Yoga Styles
Multi-disciplined

The Rock Hill Yoga Center
(803) 327-7995
109 Caldwell St.
Rock Hill, SC
Yoga Styles
Holy Yoga "Hatha"

Yoga Teacher
(864) 967-7777
1 EBENWAY LANE
Simpsonville, SC
 

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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