Meditation Classes Sturgis MI

Local resource for meditation classes in Sturgis, MI. 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.

Center for Integrative Medicine of Okemos
(517) 381-5360
4655 Dobie Road, Suite 270
Okemos, MI
Services
Yoga, Osteopathic/Manipulation, Nutrition, Meditation, Functional Medicine, Energy Medicine, CranioSacral Therapy
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Mountain Light Yoga
(810) 629-0590
13341 Crane Ridge Dr.
Fenton, MI
Yoga Styles
Sivananda, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Hatha

Satya Yoga Center
(269) 857-7289
3385 Blue Star Highway
Saugatuck, MI
Yoga Styles
Mixed

Flowing Brook Yoga
(231) 325-4042
14090 Deer Valley Lane
Beulah, MI
Yoga Styles
Iyengar based

Yoga Spirit and Wellness
(248) 417-5985
31126 Briarcliff Road
Franklin, MI
Yoga Styles
Yoga therapy

Deighton Family Practive
(248) 849-3441
22250 Providence Drive, Suite 500
Southfield, MI
Services
Yoga, Women's Health, Stress Management, Psychosomatic Medicine, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, Pain Management, Obstetrics, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Meditation, Internal Medicine, General Practice, Family Practice, Diabetes, Breathwork, Ayurveda, Addiction
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Yama Healing & Fitness DBA Yamafit
(574) 584-4496
69573 Sunset Blvd.
Edwardsburg, MI
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa & Hatha Yoga, Dance, and Awarene

Yoga with Janice
(269) 948-3161
1942 Heath Rd.
Hastings, MI
Yoga Styles
Hatha Yoga & TriYoga

Creative 360
(989) 837-1885
1517 Bayliss Street
Midland, MI
Yoga Styles
Kripalu, Chair & Senior Yoga

Junior Yogi Pediatric Yoga
(586) 764-0837
in clients homes
Lapeer, MI
Yoga Styles
Hatha

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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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