Meditation Classes Richmond CA

Local resource for meditation classes in Richmond, CA. 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.

Homeopathy and Integrative Health Services
(510) 558-7285
1521 B 5th Street
Berkeley, CA
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Teena Wright
(510) 478-7608
1126 miner Avenue
San Pablo, CA
 
The Sennin Foundation Center for Japanese Cultural Arts
(510) 526-7518
1053 San Pablo Ave.
Albany, CA
Yoga Styles
Shin-shin-toitsu-do (Japanese yoga)

Takibi Yoga
(510) 652-4000
4550 San Pablo Ave Suite D
Emeryville, CA
Yoga Styles
Bikram

Yoga Center of Marin
(415) 927-1850
518A Tamalpais Ave.
Corte Madera, CA
Yoga Styles
Hatha/Iyengar Style

Richmond Adult School
(510) 215-4666
6028 Ralston Ave
Richmond, CA
Yoga Styles
Kundalini

Hae Now
(888) HAE-NOW8
4071 San Pablo Dam Rd. #218
El Sobrante, CA
 
Shunyata Yoga
510-526-2636 or 408.313.5915
158 Day Street
Berkeley/San Francisco, CA
Yoga Styles
Yoga asana, meditation, pranayama, yin y

The Yoga Source of San Rafael
(415) 460-1232
1570 4th Street
San Rafael, CA
Yoga Styles
Kripalu, Hatha, Yoga for Seniors & Speci

Yoga Teacher
(415) 756-2238
Bay Area
Honolulu, CA
Yoga Styles
Kripalu and Vinyasa

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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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