Meditation Classes Pawtucket RI

Local resource for meditation classes in Pawtucket, 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.

Breathing Time Yoga
(401) 421-9876
541 Pawtucket Ave
Pawtucket, RI
Yoga Styles
Viniyoga

Santosha School of Yoga
(401) 270-2752
29 Willing Avenue
Warwick, RI
Yoga Styles
Hatha

Positive New Beginnings
(401) 432-7195
873 Waterman Avenue
East Providence, RI
Yoga Styles
Hatha & Gentle Vinyasa

The Yoga Room@ The Center @ Five Bridge
(508) 252-4094
154 Pine Street
Rehoboth, MA
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa/ sport specific/Gentle yoga

Yoga With Lora
(401) 647-9993
1665 Hartford Ave
Johnston, RI
Yoga Styles
Integrative Yoga Therapy and Vinyasa

Eyes of the World Yoga Center
(401) 295-5002
Box 2450
Providence, RI
Yoga Styles
Warm, transcendent vinyasa

Sun Salutations
(401) 632-7254
840 Smithfield Avenue
Lincoln, RI
Yoga Styles
All

AURA Wellness Center
(508) 222-0092
21 Park Street
Attleboro, MA
Yoga Styles
Restorative, Vinyasa, & Beginner's Hatha Yoga

BuyMATS.com
(877) 404-6287
9-D Thurber Blvd.
Smithfield, RI
 
STUDIO 31 YOGA
(508) 341-5618
31 NORTH WASHINGTON ST.
North Attleboro, MA
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Gentle

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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