Meditation Classes Jamaica Plain MA

Local resource for meditation classes in Jamaica Plain, MA. 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.

Yoga Teacher
(617) 572-2475
31 Hayes Road
Roslindale, MA
Yoga Styles
Forrest Yoga

Self-Healing Solutions
(617) 869-9574
P.O. Box 320069
West Roxbury, MA
Yoga Styles
Kripalu (gentle/moderate)

Charlestown Yoga
(617) 241-0824
191 Main Street
Charlestown, MA
 
Ahimsa Studio
(617) 429-9597
11 Pearl St
Dorchester, MA
Yoga Styles
viniyoga and other hatha

Creative Yoga Studios
(617) 277-0999
229 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA
Yoga Styles
Hatha Yoga and meditation group classes.

TaiYoPi
(857) 719-1783
Jamaica Plain
Jamaica Plain, MA
Yoga Styles
TaiYoPi

INNER SPACE
(617) 730-5757
17 Station Street
Brookline Village, MA
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Iyengar, Kripalu, Power Vinyasa, Kids & Teens

Bettz Designs
(617) 965-3715
32 Country Club Rd.
Newton Center, MA
 
The Ayurvedic Rehabilitation Center
(617) 782-1727
103 Bennett St.
Brighton, MA
Yoga Styles
Gentle, breath and spine oriented

TaraKrista
(617) 642-0037
Wharf St
Milton, MA
Yoga Styles
Kripalu

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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