Meditation Classes Leland NC

Local resource for meditation classes in Leland, 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.

Wilmington Yoga Center
(910) 350-0234
5329 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC
Yoga Styles
Anusara, Hot Yoga, Ashtanga, Gentle/Basi

Carolina Beach Recreation Center/Pleasure Island Yoga
(330) 324-2253
1121 B North Lake Park Blvd
carolina beach, NC
Yoga Styles
Basic Hatha, Vinyasa, Heated Vinyasa

New Leaf Yoga and Massagerapy
(910) 431-3325
Everything Peacef
Wilmington, NC
 
Gold Gym of Wilmington
(910) 392-1184
200 Racine Dr
Wilmington, NC
 
Seaside Yoga
(910) 792-9303
5725 Oleander Dr
Wilmington, NC
 
The Crest Fitness Club & Spa
(910) 509-3044
6766 Wrightsville Ave. Suite E
Wrightsville Beach, NC
 
Yogatique @ Cape Fear Fitness
(910) 457-0085
1513-14 N. Howe St. Rear of Smithville Crossing
Southport, NC
Yoga Styles
Hatha based gentle, vinyasa and hot

Wilmington Yoga Center
(910) 350-0234
5329 Oleander Dr Ste 200
Wilmington, NC
 
Wilmington Wellness Studio
(910) 796-9690
250 Racine Dr
Wilmington, NC
 
Coastal Dharma Center
(910) 799-3648
2032 Albert Circle
Wilmington, NC
Specialty
Zen

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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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