Meditation Classes Chaska MN

Local resource for meditation classes in Chaska, MN. 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.

Chaska Community Center
(612) 669-0528
1661 Park Ridge Dr
Chaska, MN
Yoga Styles
Beginner and Continuing Hatha

Muselan
(952) 292-7459
1965 Eastway Ave
Shakopee, MN
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Vinyasa, flow/power, fitness/athl

Awaken to Life
(612) 991-7071
5021 Woodland Road
Mound, MN
Yoga Styles
Jnana Yoga & other direct path teachings

Good Life Yoga
(952) 913-6557
18285 Suite F Minnetonka Blvd
Deephaven, MN
Yoga Styles
Anusara, Hatha Yoga

Yoga Teacher
(952) 955-1712
409 County Road 10
Watertown, MN
Yoga Styles
Hatha

Mother's Day Studio
(952) 937-8200
521 Lake Drive
Chanhassen, MN
Yoga Styles
hatha yoga, vinyasa yoga, holy yoga, oth

Yoga Prairie Studio
(952) 451-8045
8783 Columbine Rd.
Eden Prairie, MN
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Ashtanga, Teacher Training

Mind Body Solutions Yoga
(952) 473-3700
17516 Minnetonka Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN
Yoga Styles
Iyengar

Body Balance
(952) 922-8179
5229 Lochloy Drive
Edina, MN
Yoga Styles
Classic Hatha Yoga

yogastudio
(763) 557-8626
3900 vinewood lane n
Plymouth, MN
Yoga Styles
hot and warm studio

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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