Meditation Classes Oak Forest IL

Local resource for meditation classes in Oak Forest, IL. 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.

Bulldog Crossfit
(773) 809-3982
1520 Hannah Ave
Forest Park, IL
Hours
Monday 5:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 5:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 5:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 5:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 5:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Fitness Center, Sports Training

Yoga for Good Health and Relaxation
(708) 388-3397
12254 Greenwood Avenue
Blue Island, IL
Yoga Styles
Classical Hatha and Meditation

A Center for the Martial Arts ~ Yoga Program
(708) 827-5559
11425 South Harlem Ave
Worth, IL
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Namaste

Mindful Movements Health & Fitness Studio
(708) 478-5557
19612 LaGrange Rd.
Mokena, IL
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Vinyassa

Lan Oak Park District
(708) 474-8520
2550 178th Street
Lansing, IL
Yoga Styles
shiva, tau, quantum

Anthonyandmary.com
(760) 864-2177
6507 179th Street
Tinley Park, IL
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Flow and Restorative

Reflections Yoga Center
(708) 960-4996
18675 Dixie Hwy
Homewood, IL
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa, Hatha, Therapeutic and Pre-nata

Yoga Teacher
(708) 799-8607
P.O. B0x 551
Flossmoor, IL
Yoga Styles
Iyengar

Yoga-360 Studio & Spa
(815) 806-0360
91 Bankview Drive
Frankfort, IL
Yoga Styles
Hot, Hatha, Gentle, Vinyasa, Beginner, P

Snowflake Yoga
(708) 359-0444
7340 Ethan Court
Monee, IL
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Yin, Prenatal, Senior Yoga, Laugh

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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