Meditation Classes Ponte Vedra Beach FL

Local resource for meditation classes in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. 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.

Integrative Yoga Therapy Teacher Training
904 280-4628 or 904 982-1848
1183 Salt Marsh Circle
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Yoga Styles
Integrative Yoga Therapy, modified Kripa

Yoga Life Studio
(904) 564-1660
9948 Old Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville, FL
Yoga Styles
Power Vinyasa/Hatha/Ashtanga/Pre-Natal

OCEAN YOGA
(904) 742-4582
60 Ocean Blvd.
Atlantic Beach, FL
Yoga Styles
Anusara,Kripalu Style, Yoga of the Heart, Integrative Yoga Therapy

Mbody Yoga
(904) 565-1005
3807 Southside Blvd
Jacksonville, FL
 
Blueberry Sangha
(904) 246-7263
1841 Selva Grande
Atlantic Beach, FL
Specialty
Zen

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Yoga Gourmet
(904) 476-3908
1611 6th Street South
Jacksonville Beach, FL
Yoga Styles
Anusara-Inspired

Cobalt Moon
(904) 246-2131
217 First St
Neptune Beach, FL
Yoga Styles
Astanga, Vinyasa, Kripalu, Hatha, Kids Yoga (Children)

Ageless Yoga & Massage Center
(904) 249-1111
391 3rd Ave S
Jacksonville, FL
 
Yoga Den Studio And Boutique
(904) 268-8330
2929 Plummer Cove Rd
Jacksonville, FL
 
Jacksonville Zen Sangha
(904) 398-6905
2014 Perry Place
Jacksonville, FL
Specialty
Zen - Rinzai

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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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