Meditation Classes Pleasanton CA

Local resource for meditation classes in Pleasanton, CA. 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.

Cosmic Dog Yoga
(925) 456-YOGA
1923 Second Street
Livermore, CA
Yoga Styles
All Styles for Every Body

Hot Box Yoga
(510) 888-9642
22433 Foothill Blvd.
Hayward, CA
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa, Astanga, Hatha, and gentle yoga

The Diablo Yoga Center
(925) 838-7878
125A Town & Country Dr.
Danville, CA
Yoga Styles
Hatha Yoga primarily Iyengar style

The Yoga Company
(925) 833-7818
21001 San Ramon Valley Blvd. Suite A-2
San Ramon, CA
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga Flow, Kripalu, Iyengar, Forrest, Purna, Prenatal, Meditation, Teacher Training

Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Meditation Center
(408) 935-8740
821 Anacapa Court
Milpitas, CA
Yoga Styles

(510) 796-YOGA
37353 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA
Yoga Styles

Castro Valley Yoga
(510) 690-9696
20861 Wilbeam Ave.#4
Castro Valley, CA
Yoga Styles

Tri-City Physical therapy
(510) 441-8906
2805 whipple road
Union City, CA
Yoga Styles
therapy yoga

Finding Fitness
(510) 562-5008
Oakland, CA
Yoga Styles
Iyengar Hath Yoga

Shantaya Yoga
925-631-7824 or 925-888-7045
Hacienda de las Flores
Moraga, CA
Yoga Styles
Shantaya Yoga (Holistic - Full Spectrum)

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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