Meditation Classes Richland WA

Local resource for meditation classes in Richland, 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.

Yoga Teacher
Kennewick and Richland
Kennewick, WA
Yoga Styles
Kripalu (certified)

Columbia Basin Friends of the Western Buddhist Order
(509) 735-2965
Community Unitarian Universalist Church
Kennewick, WA

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Yoga Teacher
(360) 354-6573
129 E Wiser Lake Rd
Lynden, WA
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa Flow

Surya Health
9404 5445
102/126 Grand Blvd
Joondalup, WA
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa Yoga

abi and joseph
61 8 94333021
13a Phillimore Street
Fremantle, WA
Yoga Styles
Yoga and Pilates Apparel

Bikram Yoga Tri-Cities
(509) 585-9642
920 W Canal Dr
Kennewick, WA
North Bend Yoga Shala
(425) 292-0658
325 Bendigo BLVD N
North Bend, WA
Yoga Styles

Yoga Teacher
(509) 839-2226
318 S 7th Street
Sunnyside, WA
Yoga Styles

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

EcoTeach Yoga Tours
(800) 626-8992
PO Box 604
Paulsbo, WA
Yoga Styles

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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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