Meditation Classes Fort Bragg NC

Local resource for meditation classes in Fort Bragg, NC. 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.

Breathing Space
(910) 977-4476
1404 Raeford Rd.
Fayetteville, NC
Yoga Styles
Kripalu

Breathing Space
(910) 321-9642
1404 Raeford Rd
Fayetteville, NC
 
Yoga by PAT
(919) 359-8202
117 Heather Drive
Garner, NC
Yoga Styles
Hatha Yoga

Pinehurst Resort and Spa
(910) 235-8304
1 Carolina Vista Drive
Pinehurst, NC
 
Crest Fitness & Spa
(910) 270-3049
14653 N Hwy 17
Hampstead, NC
Yoga Styles
Hatha - Vinyasa - Restorative

Pilates Of Fayetteville Inc
(910) 484-2163
4145 Ferncreek Dr Ste E
Fayetteville, NC
 
Laughing Waters Retreat Center
(828) 712-4926
3963 Gerton Hwy (US 74A)
Gerton, NC
Yoga Styles
All

Duke Integrative Medicine
(866) 313-0959
DUMC Box 102904
Durham, NC
Yoga Styles
combines the best of several styles

Sunrise Yoga Studio
(336) 778-1233
6000 Meadowbrook Mall Ct.
Clemmons, NC
Yoga Styles
blended

Evolve, A Body Balance Movement Therapy Company
(919) 828-4525
215 Bickett Blvd.
Raleigh, NC
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa Flow, Prenatal, Workshops, Kids

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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