Meditation Classes Princeton NJ

Local resource for meditation classes in Princeton, NJ. 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.

Simply Yoga
(609) 924-7751
4437 Route 27 Kingston Mall Shopping Center
Kingston, NJ
Yoga Styles
Iyengar style and others

The Center for Relaxation & Healing
609)750-7432 or (201)988-9800
666 Plainsboro Rd bldg 600 Suite 635
Plainsboro, NJ
Yoga Styles
Hatha

Intergral Yoga Institute Princeton
(732) 274-2410
613 Ridge Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ
Yoga Styles
Integral Yoga

Vacation Meditation
(732) 821-0867
22 Newman Road
Kendall Park, NJ
Yoga Styles
Meditation

Allentown Yoga
(609) 510-6303
35 Tasley Ct.
Robbinsville, NJ
Yoga Styles
Hatha

Princeton Center for Yoga & Health
(609) 924-7294
50 Vreeland Drive(Montgomery Professional Center - Rte 518 W - .5 mile from
Princeton, NJ
Yoga Styles
Kripalu, Hot, Astanga/Power, Vinyasa Flo

Four Winds Yoga
(609) 818-9888
114 West Franklin Ave
Pennington, NJ
Yoga Styles
Forrest Yoga, Vinyasa

Natalia Gali Yoga
(609) 577-8120
24 Columbia Avenue
Hopewell, NJ
Yoga Styles
Power Vinyasa, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Gentle

Cranbury Therapeutic Massage and Yoga
(609) 655-8240
60 N Main St
Cranbury, NJ
Yoga Styles
Iyengar influenced

Yoga Teacher
(609) 802-4232
3607 Nottingham Way
Hamilton, NJ
Yoga Styles
Hatha

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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