Meditation Classes Redmond WA

Local resource for meditation classes in Redmond, WA. 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.

The Yoga Studio in Magnolia
(206) 285-3545
2425 - 33rd Ave W #D
Seattle, WA

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Yoga Centers
(425) 746-7476
2255 140th Ave NE Suite F
Bellevue, WA
Yoga Styles
Purna Yoga

The Ashram Yoga
(425) 828-YOGA
12637 NE 85 th street
Kirkland, WA
Yoga Styles
Hot Power Vinyasa, Bikram, Kirya

Urban Oasis Yoga & Wellness
(425) 677-8403
3310 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway SE #I
Sammamish, WA
Yoga Styles
All Styles

Two Rivers Yoga and Massage
(425) 333-4295
36010 NE 80th ST
Carnation, WA
Yoga Styles
Forrest Yoga,Viniyoga,Iyengar Yoga,YogaKids,Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga

Discover Yoga
(425) 861-1318
16615 Redmond Way
Redmond, WA
Yoga Styles

Hot Yoga of Woodinville
(425) 415-1802
13317 NE 175th Street
Woodinville, WA
Yoga Styles
Hot Yoga, Power Vinyasa

imagine YOGA
(425) 463-6850
PO Box 490
Auburn, WA
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Vinyasa

Bothell Yoga & Wellness
(425) 368-2330
19110 Bothell Way NE. ~ Suite 102
Bothell, WA
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Vinyasa, Nia, Gentle, Power

Yogasattva Research Institute
Via Silipigni 35
Taormina, ME
Yoga Styles
Integral yoga; Iyengar yoga

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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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