Meditation Classes Bensalem PA

Local resource for meditation classes in Bensalem, PA. 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.

SBC Foundation
(215) 639-3345
1320 Butterfield Lane
Bensalem, PA
Yoga Styles
3SRB, Rajyoga, Meditation

Yoga-Cise Family Health Center
(215) 750-6417
315 W. Maple Avenue
Langhorne, PA
Yoga Styles
Hatha/Ashtanga/Vinyasa/Kids Yoga

Yoga Teacher
(267) 254-7819
400 Park Ave.
Cinnaminson, NJ
Yoga Styles
Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga

Silver Lake Nature Center
(215) 785-1177
1306 Bath Rd.
Bristol, PA
Yoga Styles
Eclectic

Maple Shade Wellness
856-779-YOGA (9642)
18 East Main Street (rear)
Maple Shade, NJ
Yoga Styles
Yoga & Massage

Inner Balance
(609) 458-0472
40 W. Franklin Ave.
Edgewater Park, NJ
Yoga Styles
Hatha

Dharma Skye
(609) 980-1208
300 Mill Road
Burlington , NJ
Yoga Styles
Hatha

The Spa At Richbboro
(215) 322-6035
981 Second Street Pike
Richboro, PA
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa Flow, Warrior Flow

Shakti Yoga Healing Arts
(215) 517-5020
605 West Ave
Jenkintown, PA
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa

The Yoga Studio
(856) 222-0338
123 Creek Road
Mt. Laurel, NJ
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Kundalini, Star, AM, Fitness, Family, Prenatal, Preschool, Gentle, Dance, & Teen Yoga

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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