Meditation Classes Charlotte NC

Local resource for meditation classes in Charlotte, NC. 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.

Healing Through Movement
(704) 919-3580
1914 JN Pease Place
CHARLOTTE, NC

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Shanti Yoga
(704) 609-4820
100 McDowell Street E.
Matthews, NC
Yoga Styles
Anusara-Inspired

THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE YOGA
(704) 451-6288
2421 BONTERRA BLVD
Indian Trail, NC
Yoga Styles
VINYASA/YOGA THERAPY

Blissful Body Yoga
(704) 837-7278
3270 Robinwood Road
Gastonia, NC
Yoga Styles
Mixed style combining Kripalu, Iyengar,

Lake Norman Yoga
(704) 663-9550
9429 Magnolia Estates Dr
Cornelius, NC
Yoga Styles
Anusara

Gotta Yoga
(704) 688-7256
9539 Pinnacle Dr Ste 350
Charlotte, NC
Yoga Styles
Many diffrent styles are offered

Body Mind Synergy
(704) 461-8534
33-B N. Main Street
Belmont, NC
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa Flow, Theraputic, Prenatal Yoga,

Yoga Teacher
(803) 802-5338
207 Pond View Ln.
Fort Mill, SC
Yoga Styles
Eclectic

YogaVibes.com
(704) 771-4678
P.O. Box 2421
Davidson, NC
Yoga Styles
All Styles

Balance Wellness Center
(704) 721-5976
2353 Concord Lake Road
Concord, NC
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa

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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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