Meditation Classes Mount Vernon WA

Local resource for meditation classes in Mount Vernon, WA. 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.

Mt Vernon Yoga Center
(360) 419-7379
608 S. 1st Street
Mt Vernon, WA
Yoga Styles
Kripalu, Iyngar, Ashtanga

THE HOLISTIC HEART, a path to wellness
(360) 629-3879
8400 276th Pl. N.W. #1
Stanwood, WA
Yoga Styles
Kripalu /hatha

Blue Mountain Farm, a retreat center
(888) 391-2789
PO Box 108 6324 Saxon Road
Acme, WA
Yoga Styles
Facility for yoga retreats, teacher trainings

Balance Arts
(888) 283-4713
9801 NE Murden Cove Drive
Bainbridge Island, WA
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa Partner Yoga

All Over Yoga
(509) 594-6989
216 S 1st Street
Selah, WA
Yoga Styles
Hatha/Vinyasa style yoga

Yoga Teacher
(360) 588-1223
2609 16th Street
Anacortes, WA
Yoga Styles
Kundalini Yoga and Meditation

Independent/Home visits
(360) 672-1781
980 SW Bowmer St.
Oak Harbor, WA
Yoga Styles

Dharmakirti Buddhist Center
(360) 336-6530
307 South First Street, Suite A
Mt. Vernon, WA
Kadampa Buddhism

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EcoTeach Yoga Tours
(800) 626-8992
PO Box 604
Paulsbo, WA
Yoga Styles

Maya :: whole health studio
(206) 632-4900
701 n 36th St
Fremont, WA
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Power Flow, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Prenatal, Mom & Baby, Restorative

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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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