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Lift Depression With Meditation
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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Dates: 4/2/2014 – 4/2/2014
10185 N STELLING RD
Vinyasa is a flowing sequence of yoga poses--connecting breath with movements. This class will help relieve stress and increase flexibility and mental focus. All levels of practitioners are welcome. The teacher gives pose options appropriate for beginners through advanced yogis. No class 4/26.
Hatha Yoga for Strength and Flexibility
Dates: 6/16/2014 – 6/16/2014
10185 N STELLING RD
Hatha flow yoga incorporates flexibility in addition to strength and balance building. Class begins with a short meditation or a restorative pose, then moves into standing poses, builds to a challenging pose, and final relaxation. Leave class refreshed. No class 4/14, 5/26.
Yoga; Relaxation for Adults - Mon (April)
Dates: 4/7/2014 – 4/7/2014
City of Lodi Lodi
P.O. Box 3006
Hatha Yoga combines gentle physical postures (Asanas) with breathing exericises(Pranas) that stretch and strengthen the body and improve concentration of the mind. This class is designed for enjoyment and relaxation while learning new skills that will transfer to everyday life; thus increasing your reactivity, concentration and relaxation. Sign up for both Monday and Thursday classes for a discount.Please bring a mat or a blanket.
Yoga Class - Yoga
Dates: 4/3/2014 – 4/3/2014
Community Activities Building Redwood City
1400 Roosevelt Ave
Internet Registration has not begun yet. Check Registration Dates in details.Yoga is the only type of exercise that lets you feel as if you are working with your body rather than against it! This class will help you build strength, tone muscles, increase flexibility, improve endurance, and leave you feeling invigorated and relaxed. Simple, easy to follow back exercises will be presented. Betty Coleman's class is designed for beginning and continuing students. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing.
Dates: 6/2/2014 – 6/2/2014
22325 No. Third Street
Want to feel relaxed and refreshed? Take a yoga class today and put pressure on the glandular system of the body, which can generally result to better health.