Meditation Classes Portage IN

Local resource for meditation classes in Portage, IN. 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.

Asana Yoga Center
(219) 309-7860
161 West Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN
Yoga Styles
Iyengar-style

Highland Parks & Recreation-Lincoln Center
(219) 671-7235
2450 Lincoln Street
Highland, IN
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Yogalates, Vinyasa

Lan Oak Park District
(708) 474-8520
2550 178th Street
Lansing, IL
Yoga Styles
shiva, tau, quantum

Evolutions @ Yoga
(317) 881-9642
2801 Fairview Place
Greenwood, IN
Yoga Styles
Basics (Hatha), Vinyasa, Prenatal, Warm

Sage Yoga & Pilates
(765) 269-7447
221 E State St.
West Lafayette, IN
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Power, Kundali

The Yoga Room & Bookshop
(219) 226-1000
418 N. Main Street
Crown Point, IN
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Hot Yoga, Prenatal, H

YogaKids
(219) 872-9611
2501 Oriole Trail
Michigan City, IN
Yoga Styles
Children

Heart In Hand LLC/Inner Balance Yoga
(219) 961-3648
8212 Kennedy Ave
Hammond, IN
 
Mind Your Body Yoga Studio
(260) 625-4354
10329 Illinois Road
Fort Wayne, IN
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Vinyasa, Hot Stone Yoga, Yoga Strength, Fuller Figure Yoga, Prenatal, Men's Therapeutic Stretch, Kid's Yoga

YogaKids
(219) 872-9611
2501 Oriole Trail
Michigan City, IN
Yoga Styles
Children

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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