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

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Ayurvedic Health Center
(360) 393-3375
8034 Chinook Way
Birch Bay, WA
Yoga Styles
Ayur-Yoga (Ayurvedic Yoga)

(509) 548-9642
210 Division Street
Leavenworth, WA
Surya Health
9404 5445
102/126 Grand Blvd
Joondalup, WA
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa Yoga

Terra Yoga
(425) 392-6878
485 Front St. N
Issaquah, WA
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa, Hot Yoga, Prenatal, Pranassage

THE HOLISTIC HEART, a path to wellness
(360) 629-3879
8400 276th Pl. N.W. #1
Stanwood, WA
Yoga Styles
Kripalu /hatha

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

(360) 870-7876
219 Legion Way Suite 202
Olympia, WA
Yoga Styles
Radiant Health Yoga

imagine YOGA
(425) 463-6850
PO Box 490
Auburn, WA
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Vinyasa

Integral Yoga Center
(360) 579-3735
7651 S. Scatchet Head Road
Clinton, WA
Yoga Styles
Integral Yoga (Swami Satchidananda)

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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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