Meditation Classes Kapaa HI

Local resource for meditation classes in Kapaa, HI. 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.

Studio Kauai Yoga
(808) 822-5053
4504 Kukui St. #10
Kapaa, HI
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and more

Ashtanga Yoga Kauai
(808) 826-YOGA
PO 498
Kilauea, HI
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga, Hatha, Yoga Therapy

Manayoga
(808) 826-9230
PO Box 681
Hanalei, HI
Yoga Styles
Yogalign

Spindrift Yoga
(808) 826-9513
3572 Keoniana
Princeville, HI
Yoga Styles
Bikram, Hatha, Ashtanga

Oceanfront - Gentle Garden Yoga
(808) 332-0734
Poipu Kai Resort across from Brennekes Beach
Poipu, HI
Yoga Styles
Anahata - Hatha Yoga-Meditation-All Leve

Le Guru is You!/ A Studio for Unlimited Ideas
(650) 773-3422
PO Box 510085
Kealia, HI
Yoga Styles
Hatha Yoga in the Vinyasa tradition

Rivers Edge Yoga
(808) 826-9663
P.O. Box 598
Wainiha, HI
Yoga Styles
Hatha Flow & Yoga Therapy

Princeville Yoga
(808) 826-6688
5-4280 Kuhio Highway
Kauai, HI
Yoga Styles
Bikram Beginning Hatha Yoga

Yoga Therapy Kauai
(808) 651-1568
P O Box 1651
Koloa, HI
Yoga Styles
Integrative Yoga Therapy

Yoga in Kalaheo
(808) 332-7681
3513 waha rd
Kalaheo, HI
Yoga Styles
hatha

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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