Meditation Classes Macon GA

Local resource for meditation classes in Macon, GA. 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.

Spiritual Alchemy, Inc.
(404) 234-5580
2790 Sandy Plains Rd., Suite 201
Marietta, GA

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Vitality Method Pilates
(678) 957-3000
2590 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Suite D
Duluth, GA

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High Mountain Healthcare & Life Wellness
(706) 745-2229
63 Pleasant Hill Road
Blairsville, GA
Services
Yoga, Women's Health, Wellness Training, Weight Management, Stress Management, Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Meditation, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, Fitness/Exercise, Family Practice, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Tallapoosa Center for Inner Arts
(770) 214-8077
657 Tyus-Carrollton Rd.
Carrollton, GA
Yoga Styles
hatha

Yoga Teacher
(678) 697-1482
1284 Laurel Summit dr
Smyrna, GA
 
Andre D, Lakes
(678) 344-5897
2969 Trotters Crest Dr.
Snellville, GA

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Madame Apothecary
(912) 376-1315
140 Wildwood Ch Rd
Pembroke, GA

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Hatha Yoga Center
(706) 782-3830
416 Springhouse Valley Rd
Tiger, GA
Yoga Styles
Hatha Yoga

R & R Resorts
(888) 767-7375
PO Box 1496
Conyers, GA
Yoga Styles
Yoga Retreat Center

Sahaj Marg - The Natural Path Raja Yoga Meditation
(770) 884-0888
P. O. Box 269
Molena, GA
Yoga Styles
Raja Yoga

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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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