Meditation Classes Goose Creek SC

Local resource for meditation classes in Goose Creek, SC. 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.

Holy Cow Yoga Center
(843) 769-2269
10 Windermere Blvd.
Charleston, SC
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa, Integral, Sivananda, Ashtanga

Arts for Fitness Bjj Intl Taekwon Do Center
(843) 552-2121
3316 Ashley Phosphate Rd
North Charleston, SC
 
Lotus Light Healing Art Center
(843) 225-1010
445 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC
 
Skin Therapy Center
(843) 881-1818
1465 Stuart Engals Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC
 
Serenity Now Yoga
(843) 849-0445
419 Hibben St
Mount Pleasant, SC
 
Serenity Now Yoga
(843) 849-0445
1405 Ben Sawyer Blvd Suite 103
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Yoga Styles
Hatha

Holy Cow Yoga & Holistic Center
(843) 769-2269
10 Windermere Blvd Ste B
Charleston, SC
 
Skin Therapy Center
(843) 571-1047
5 Daniel St
Charleston, SC
 
Bikram Yoga Charleston
(843) 884-3737
1973 Riviera Dr
Mount Pleasant, SC
 
Jivamukti Yoga
(843) 817-3899
360 Concord St
Charleston, SC
 

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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