Meditation Classes Kalamazoo MI

Local resource for meditation classes in Kalamazoo, MI. 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.

Awake and Aware Yoga Studio
(269) 352-7323
3331 Greenleaf Blvd.
Kalamazoo, MI
Yoga Styles
Meditation, Postures, Pranayama, Relaxation

Awake And Aware Integrative Bodywork
(269) 352-7323
3331 Greenleaf Blvd
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Mindfulness Meditation Sangha
(269) 345-6990
1520 W. North St.
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialty
Zen

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Shambhala Meditation Group of Southwest Michigan
(269) 384-4167
330 E. Van Hoesen
Portage, MI
Specialty
Tibetan Shambhala

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Lama Tsongkhapa Center
(616) 349-1327
P.O. Box 163
Galesburg, MI
Specialty
Tibetan Gelugpa

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Salutation Healthcare-BoneZeal Yoga
(269) 271-8700
59385 Ryan Road
Mattawan, MI
Yoga Styles
Cikitsa filtered Hatha and Tantra

Yoga Tree Junction
(908) 868-4812
Portage Kalamazoo
Portage, MI
 
Awakened Mind Meditation Center
(269) 344-1370
3628 North Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialty
Non-sectarian

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Kalamazoo Vajrayana Buddhist Center
(708) 763-0132
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialty
Kadampa Buddhism

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Deighton Family Practive
(248) 849-3441
22250 Providence Drive, Suite 500
Southfield, MI
Services
Yoga, Women's Health, Stress Management, Psychosomatic Medicine, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, Pain Management, Obstetrics, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Meditation, Internal Medicine, General Practice, Family Practice, Diabetes, Breathwork, Ayurveda, Addiction
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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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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