Meditation Classes Rochester MN

Local resource for meditation classes in Rochester, MN. 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.

Blue Moon Yoga
(507) 254-3387
1221 3rd Avenue SE Ste. 260
Rochester, MN
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Kundalini, Vinyasa, Astanga

Janet Lang Dance Studios
(507) 288-9653
2625 14 Ave Nw
Rochester, MN
 
Lakes Area Yoga Association
(218) 829-7029
P.O. Box 101
Brainerd, MN
Yoga Styles
Eclectic, Iyengar, Gentle, Restorative,

Body Balance
(952) 922-8179
5229 Lochloy Drive
Edina, MN
Yoga Styles
Classic Hatha Yoga

Isis Yoga Center
(651) 994-0124
13755 Nicollet Ave So
Burnsville, MN
Yoga Styles
Hatha Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Belly Dance,

Breathe Yoga Studios
(507) 280-8185
3003 43rd St Nw
Rochester, MN
 
The Center for Relationship Therapy
(612) 379-8750
1135 5th Street, Northeast
Minneapolis, MN
Services
Yoga, Wellness Training, Weight Management, Substance Abuse, Stress Management, Sex Therapy, Reiki, Psychotherapy, Physical Exercise, Pain Management, Other, Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy, Guided Imagery, Family Therapy, EFT, EMDR, Dreamwork Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, Breathwork, Addiction
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Yoga Teacher
(651) 345-4175
29604 Wood Avenue
Frontenac, MN
Yoga Styles
Integrative Yoga Therapy and Classical Raja Yoga

The YogaSoul Center
(651) 452-5789
1121 Town Centre Drive
Eagan, MN
Yoga Styles
Kundalini Yoga & Meditation, Hatha Yoga,

Pine City Health and Fitness
(320) 629-5242
1687 Main Street N.
Pine City, MN
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Gentle, Flow

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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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