Meditation Classes Burlington IA

Local resource for meditation classes in Burlington, IA. 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.

Illuminate Yoga + Natural Solutions
(515) 979-6474
West 2nd Avenue
Indianola, IA
Yoga Styles
Hatha

Soundness With Sayde
(319) 447-9566
310 8th Avenue
Marion, IA
Yoga Styles
hatha, viniyoga

Radiant Yoga Studio
(712) 254-2763
510 1/2 Chestnut Street
Atlantic, IA
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Hot Vinyasa Flow, Restorative

davenport school of yoga
(800) 241-4553
421 brady st
Davenport, IA
Yoga Styles
iyengar

Yoga Central Studio
(641) 421-8090
412 E. State Street
Mason City, IA
Yoga Styles
Gentle and Hatha

Green Yoga House
(515) 991-6266
4800 Mills Civic PKWY
Des Moines, IA
Yoga Styles
Hatha,Vinyasa, Power, Ashtanga,Kundalini

Trim & Tone Spa
(515) 331-6507
5525 Merle Hay Rd
Johnston, IA
Yoga Styles
Hatha

LotusOrganics.com
(641) 472-7184
1525 Highway 1
Fairfield, IA
Yoga Styles
Hatha Yoga, Svaroopa Yoga Style, PreNatal

TriYoga of Cedar Rapids
(319) 377-5300
5250 North Park Place NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Yoga Styles
Kali Ray TriYoga

Integrative Healing Arts
(319) 621-3717
705A Eastmoor Dr.
Iowa City, IA
Yoga Styles
Kripalu

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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