Meditation Classes Saint Joseph MO

Local resource for meditation classes in Saint Joseph, MO. 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 Room
(816) 238-7101
410 Felix Street
St Joseph, MO
Yoga Styles
Hatha/Vinyasa

City of Blue Springs - Vesper Hall
(816) 228-0181
400 NW Vesper St
Blue Springs, MO
Yoga Styles
Gentle Vinyasa Flow

Bellissimo
(636) 386-2970
333 Ozark Trail Dr. # 80
Ellisville, MO
Yoga Styles
Hatha

PARC @ Poplar Bluff Reg. Med. Center
(573) 686-3994
957 Poplar
Poplar Bluff, MO
Yoga Styles
Hatha yoga, vinyasa

The Cosmic Spiral
(417) 483-6907
508 1/2 Joplin Street
Joplin, MO
Yoga Styles
Sivananda and Kundalini

Drury University- Ava Campus
(417) 683-4126
Ava Elementary School Gym
Ava, MO
Yoga Styles
Integrated

yoga, Pilates, fitness
(913) 269-YOGA
1204 Huntington Drive
Liberty, MO
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa, mixed

The Lodge Des Peres
(314) 835-6150
1050 Des Peres Road
Des Peres, MO
Yoga Styles
Many Different Styles

Spirit of Yoga
(636) 441-3158
41 Heather Valley Circle
St Peters, MO
Yoga Styles
Kirpalu

Anandakanan Ozark Retreat Center
(417) 252-4797
3223 County Rd. 1670
Willow Springs, MO
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga Yoga

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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