Meditation Classes Muskegon MI

Local resource for meditation classes in Muskegon, MI. 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.

Muskegon Yoga
(231) 668-4181
255 Seminole Dr
Muskegon, MI
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa Flow, Sivananda, Ashstanga

White River Yoga
(231) 740-6662
8724 Ferry St.
Montague, MI
Yoga Styles
Hatha/Kripalu

Muskegon Vajrayana Buddhist Center
(231) 730-3716
Utopian Marketplace
Muskegon, MI
Specialty
Kadampa Buddhism

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Earthtones Cd
(231) 599-3348
PO Box 404
Eastport, MI

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Center for Integrative Medicine of Okemos
(517) 381-5360
4655 Dobie Road, Suite 270
Okemos, MI
Services
Yoga, Osteopathic/Manipulation, Nutrition, Meditation, Functional Medicine, Energy Medicine, CranioSacral Therapy
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Lakeshore Yoga Center
(616) 844-1900
715 1/2 Washington
Grand Haven, MI
Yoga Styles
Mixed, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Viniyoga

Healing Harmony
(231) 755-3214
953 Seminole Rd
Muskegon, MI
 
Little Taste of Reiki
(586) 774-2519
27264 Bunert Rd.
Warren, MI

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North Yoga and Fitness
(906) 475-6079
340 Iron Street
Negaunee, MI

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Michigan Vipassana Association
(248) 952-6815
retreats held in brighton
Brighton, MI

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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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