Meditation Classes Comstock Park MI

Local resource for meditation classes in Comstock Park, MI. 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.

Expressions of Grace Yoga & Books
(616) 361-8580
5270 Northland Drive
Grand Rapids, MI
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa, Astanga, Yoga Thai Massage, Yog

Bliss Yoga Studio
(616) 633-9871
2346 Algoma Woods
Rockford, MI
Yoga Styles
Hatha and Raja

Expressions Of Grace Yoga & Books
(616) 361-8580
5270 Northland Dr Ne Ste A
Grand Rapids, MI
 
From The Heart Yoga Center
(616) 336-9642
714 Wealthy St Se
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Yoga Studio
(616) 776-0836
955 Cherry St Se
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Seva Yoga LLC
(616) 458-2541
2213 Wealthy SE Ste 220
East Grand Rapids, MI
Yoga Styles
Multi Discipline

Glowing Soul Yoga
(616) 460-6833
800 Connie
Jenison, MI
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa (Ashtanga and Hatha)

Practice Yoga Studio
(616) 361-0092
4981 Plainfield Ave Ne
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Seva Yoga
(616) 458-2541
2213 Wealthy St Se Ste 220
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Cascade Yoga Studio
(616) 464-1610
5060 Cascade Rd Se Ste G
Grand Rapids, MI
 

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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