Meditation Classes Newton NJ

Local resource for meditation classes in Newton, NJ. 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.

StillPoint Yoga
(908) 362-1668
25 Muller Rd.
Newton, NJ
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa Flow Style

White Oak Yoga
(973) 729-1900
Sparta Ambulance Center
Sparta, NJ
Yoga Styles
Ecclectic Hatha classes, Kripalu, vinyasa, integral. Meditation Pranayama and deep relaxation

Tri-State Yoga, LLC
(973) 300-0337
47 Route 206
Augusta, NJ
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa style Hatha Yoga

StillPoint Schoolhouse
(908) 362-8767
70 Gwinup Rd.
Blairstown, NJ
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa Flow Awakening the Feminine

The Yoga Studio of Califon
(908) 832-7887
RR 513 at Victorian Square 2nd Floor
Califon, NJ
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga/Integral

Yoga For You
(973) 224-1619
Olde Lafayette Village; Building J
Lafayette, NJ
Yoga Styles
Hatha

Yoga Teacher
973-601-1370 / 908-901-7192
20 Canfield Street
Stanhope, NJ
Yoga Styles
Kripalu / Iengar

Black Bear Fitness Centers
(973) 663-9300
681 Route 15 South
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Yoga Styles
Various

Yoga Teacher
(973) 948-3299
8 4th Street
Branchville, NJ
Yoga Styles
Hatha , Kripalu, IYI

LYoga Private Yoga Lessons
973-960-1355 direct
35 Dogwood Drive
Budd Lake, NJ
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga Vinyasa/Anusara- Inspired

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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