Meditation Classes Ellensburg WA

Local resource for meditation classes in Ellensburg, WA. 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.

Ellensburg Zen Center, Ecumenical Church of Ellensburg
(509) 925-4216
400 N. Anderson St.
Ellensburg, WA
Specialty
Zen

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Vision lyoga
(360) 748-3325
34 NE BOISTFORT ST, MARKETPLACE SQUARE, SUITE 111
Chehalis, WA

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The Family of Light healing Centre
(509) 389-7290
3814 E.9th Ave
Spokane, WA

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Mt Vernon Yoga Center
(360) 419-7379
608 S. 1st Street
Mt Vernon, WA
Yoga Styles
Kripalu, Iyngar, Ashtanga

Normandy Park Yoga
206/878-9642
819 SW 152nd Street
Burien, WA
Yoga Styles
Sri Krishnamacharya, Kriya, Vinyasa, Rel

The Yoga Studio in Magnolia
(206) 285-3545
2425 - 33rd Ave W #D
Seattle, WA

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Rubenesque Yoga
(425) 244-1553
2804 Grand Ave Suite 309
Everett, WA

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Gentle Yoga with Bill
(360) 695-4482
6609 NE 76th Circle
Vancouver, WA

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Source Yoga
(253) 756-8066
2712 N. 21st St. Ste A
Tacoma, WA
Yoga Styles
hatha flow yoga, vinyasa, kids, prenatal

Two Rivers Yoga and Massage
(425) 333-4295
36010 NE 80th ST
Carnation, WA
Yoga Styles
Forrest Yoga,Viniyoga,Iyengar Yoga,YogaKids,Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga

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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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