Meditation Classes Mckeesport PA

Local resource for meditation classes in Mckeesport, PA. 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.

The Yoga Loft
311 Newbury Drive
Monroeville, PA
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa Flow

Life In Balance
(412) 826-9107
387 California Avenue
Oakmont, PA
Moonglow Yoga
(412) 551-1555
534 West Otterman Street
Greensburg, PA
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa Flow, Gentle Yoga, Hot Yoga

(412) 244-9642
1112 S Braddock Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
Dancespace 304
(412) 421-6694
5604 Solway St
Pittsburgh, PA
Health Thru Yoga
(412) 292-5167
1151 Airedale Dr.
Bethel Park, PA
Yoga Styles

Sonador Yoga Studio
(412) 721-2006
250 Lenity School Rd
Belle Vernon, PA
Yoga Styles
Hatha and relaxation Yoga

So Hum Yoga
(412) 396-9277
2 North Balph Avenue
Bellevue, PA
Diamond Pathways Counseling And Yoga Therapy
(412) 422-0222
6315 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
Amazing Yoga
(412) 661-1525
5823 Ellsworth Ave Ste 1
Pittsburgh, PA

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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