Meditation Classes Marlborough MA

Local resource for meditation classes in Marlborough, 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.

Earthsong Yoga Center
(508) 480-8884
186 Main St.
Marlborough, MA
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Kripalu, Kundalini, Svaroopa, Anu

Yoga Pathways RYS-200
(508) 532-0858
43 Broad Street
Hudson, MA
Yoga Styles
Amrit Yoga, Kripalu Yoga, Power Vinyasa,

The Core Connection
(617) 823-2817
290 West Main St.
Northborough, MA
Yoga Styles
Heated Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Kripalu

Intrinsic Wisdom
(978) 590-6366
73 Pokonoket Ave.
Sudbury, MA
Yoga Styles
Yoga and Healing Arts

STAR Tech Healing and Learning Center
(978) 897-0110
14 Nason Street
Maynard, MA
Yoga Styles
Svaroopa Yoga

Acara Yoga Studio
(508) 259-2847
11 Main Street
Southborough, MA
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga, Kripalu, Kundelini, Tri Yoga, Svaroopa

Northboro Recreation Dept
508-393-5034 or 617-413-5427
63 Main Street
Northboro, MA
Yoga Styles
Hatha

Metrowest Yoga
(508) 525-5025
69 Milk St. (Rte. 135)
Westborough, MA
Yoga Styles
Flow-Vinyasa/Gentle

Mystic Fitness
(508) 820-YOGA
855 Worcester Road Suite 18
Framingham, MA
Yoga Styles
Power, Hot, Vinyasa, and Bikram yoga

Ignite & Enlighten Yoga
(508) 525-5025
23 Diane Lane
Ashland, MA
Yoga Styles
Power, Power Yoga Basics, Slow Flow, Kids (children)

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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