Meditation Classes Richmond VA

Local resource for meditation classes in Richmond, VA. 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.

INTEGRAL YOGA? CENTER of Richmond
(804) 355-1008
Center of Integrative Medicine: 3536 Grove Ave
Richmond, VA
Yoga Styles
INTEGRAL & Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy

DCAC
(800) 551-dcac
6956 Henrietta Court
Mechanicsville, VA
Yoga Styles
Fitness Yoga of all types

Center for Natural Health
804) 796-5111 or (804)467-1501
10432 Ironbridge Road
Chester, VA
Yoga Styles
Integral

Ashtanga Yoga Richmond
(804) 622-8211
2902 W Cary St
Richmond, VA
 
4025 Yoga And Wellness
(804) 515-9642
4025 Macarthur Ave
Richmond, VA
 
Innsbrook Yoga
(804) 346-2087
4101 Cox Rd
Glen Allen, VA
Yoga Styles
Gentle Hatha

Healthy Life Yoga Studio
(804) 216-1212
1334 Sycamore Square
Midlothian, VA
Yoga Styles
Integral, Anusara, Kripalu influences

Yoga Teacher
(804) 883-5606
16347 Hennessy Way
Montpelier, VA
 
Gold's Gym
(804) 285-4653
1601 Willow Lawn D
Richmond, VA
 
Bikram Yoga Richmond
(804) 330-3353
3024 Stony Point Rd
Richmond, VA
 

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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