Meditation Classes Dekalb IL

Local resource for meditation classes in Dekalb, IL. 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.

Bulldog Crossfit
(773) 809-3982
1520 Hannah Ave
Forest Park, IL
Hours
Monday 5:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 5:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 5:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 5:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 5:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Fitness Center, Sports Training

Elmhurst Family YMCA
(630) 834-9200
211 W. 1st Street
Elmhurst, IL
Yoga Styles
Hatha and Power Yoga

Macomb Yoga
309/833-1195
621 So. Campbell St.
Macomb, IL
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Kundalini

Ananta Yoga
815/875-1751
509 South Main Street
Princeton, IL
Yoga Styles
eclectic flow

Lincolnshire Yoga
(847) 945-0808
39 Plymouth Court
Lincolnshire, IL
Yoga Styles
Blend of Kripalu and Other Hatha Yogas (meditation)

Yoga Teacher
(630) 960-3894
6029 Washington Street
Downers Grove, IL
Yoga Styles
Hatha

lotusyoga /Suzanne Norman R.Y.T.
(847) 549-7443
150 E. Cook Ave.
Libertyville, IL
Yoga Styles
Hatha

Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center
(847) 221-5250
109 W. Slade St. 2nd Floor
Palatine, IL
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Meditation, Teacher Training

Anne Adametz, Yoga Mentor
(608) 577-9642
715 Hill St
Madison, IL
Yoga Styles
Classical Yoga, Steeped in Authenticity

Shima Yoga
(224) 210-3163
Serving Northern Illinois
Algonquin, IL
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa Flow

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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