Meditation Classes Pekin IL

Local resource for meditation classes in Pekin, 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.

Yoga Way
(309) 282-9642
7501 N University St
Peoria, IL
Yoga Styles
Basic/Hatha/Vinyasa

Sukha Yoga Center
618-236-YOGA (9642)
209 West Pointe Blvd. Suite D
Swansea, IL
Yoga Styles
All Levels

Uptown Yoga
(618) 670-4356
129 South Main Street
Waterloo, IL
Yoga Styles
Hatha

Sky Yoga Studio & More
(630) 386-0027
2035 S Washington St Suite 147
Naperville, IL
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Vinyasa, Children & teens, Ashtan

Wheeling Park District
(847) 465-3333
333 West Dundee Road
Wheeling, IL
Yoga Styles
Hatha

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

Sangha Yoga
(847) 502-8678
534 W. Campus Dr.
Arlington Heights, IL
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Vinyasa, Beginners, Intermediate

Yoga Seva
(815) 355-0010
60F W Terra Cotta Ave.
Crystal Lake, IL
Yoga Styles
Classical Hatha Yoga

Niyama Yoga
(847) 251-8176
742 12th Street
Wilmette, IL
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga, Vinyassa,

YogAnubhav
630 364 4384, 847 544 6708
552
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Yoga Styles
Hatha Yoga

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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