Meditation Classes Newport RI

Local resource for meditation classes in Newport, RI. 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.

Soma Center for Yoga and Meditation
(401) 846-7662
Two Pond Avenue
Newport, RI
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa, Ashtanga

Natural Fitness Yoga
(401) 783-9229
76 Narragansett Avenue
Narragansett, RI
Yoga Styles
Santosha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Heated

Yoga School of South County
782-9511
1058 Kingstown Road.
Peace Dale, RI
Yoga Styles
Multi

Optimal Health Group
(401) 884-1757
99 Frenchtown Road
East Greenwich, RI
Yoga Styles
Iyengar/Vinyasa Krama

Unique Fitness
(401) 615-2355
35 Quaker Lane
West Warwick, RI
Yoga Styles
Hatha Yoga

Innerlight Center for Yoga
(401) 849-3200
Box 4547
Middletown, RI
Yoga Styles
Eclectic

All That Matters Yoga and Holistic Health Center
(401) 782-2126
315 Main St
Wakefield, RI
Yoga Styles
Basic ,Hatha,Vinyasa, Kundalini, Baptist

Bristol Yoga Studio
(401) 569-0147
580 Wood Street
Bristol, RI
Yoga Styles
Hot Yoga

Circle of Light, LLC
(401) 245-0444
654 Metacom Aveune
Warren, RI
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa, Kundalini, Kripalu, Gentle,

Medical Survival Consultants
(508) 997-2500
86 Faunce Corner Rd
North Dartmouth, MA
 

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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