Meditation Classes Starke FL

Local resource for meditation classes in Starke, FL. 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.

Florida Institute of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
(561) 272-3733
12 Northeast 5th Avenue
Delray Beach, FL
Other, Yoga, Wellness Training, Stress Management, Spiritual Attunement, Reiki, Psychosomatic Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Music Therapy, Meditation, Guided Imagery, Dreamwork Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Coaching, Breathwork, Art Therapy
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American Holistic Medical Association

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Yogi Hari's Ashram
(800) 964-2553
12750 SW 33 St. (Miramar Pkwy)
Miramar, FL
Yoga Styles
Sampoorna Yoga ( Yoga of Integration)

Yoga One in Paradise
(941) 284-9663
251 Tamiami Trail
Venice, FL
Yoga Styles
Hatha: Gentle - Multi/level - Chair - Ki

Metro Yoga
(917) 361-7201
483 East Shore Drive
Clearwater Beach, FL
Yoga Styles
Forrest Yoga, Hatha Yoga

Yoga Teacher
(352) 234-0793
326 Starlake Drive
Hawthorne, FL
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Yoga Gourmet
(904) 476-3908
1611 6th Street South
Jacksonville Beach, FL
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(904) 742-4582
60 Ocean Blvd.
Atlantic Beach, FL
Yoga Styles
Anusara,Kripalu Style, Yoga of the Heart, Integrative Yoga Therapy

Wellness Center at Longwood Rehab
(407) 774-1716
2629 West State Road 434
Longwood, FL
Yoga Styles
Bikram Hatha Yoga

Yoga with Ellen
(941) 320-6234
503 Acacia Lane
Nokomis, FL
Yoga Styles
imixed lineages

Flying Yoga Workshop
(407) 325-4334
Focus Dance- 3820 South Orlando Drive
Sanford, FL
Yoga Styles
Flying Yoga/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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