Meditation Classes Sykesville MD

Local resource for meditation classes in Sykesville, MD. 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.

Metamorphosis Pilates and Fitness
(410) 795-1201
7554 B Main Street
Sykesville, MD
Yoga Styles
Hatha and Vinyasa Flow

YogaReg.com Online Studio Management
(877) 964-2734
1122 Village Gate Drive
Mount Airy, MD
Yoga Styles
Iyengar Tradition

Morning Breeze Yoga Studio
1-800-847-1273 or 443-340-8672
2301 Morning Breeze Drive
Finksburg, MD
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Anusara, Pregnancy Yoga, Gentle

Yoga For Moms
(410) 916-9450
Laurel Hill Lane
Catonsville, MD
Yoga Styles
Prenatal, Mom and Baby, Hatha

The Santosha School of Yoga
(410) 857-0890
532 Baltimore Blvd.
Westminster, MD
Yoga Styles
Sivananda Based, all levels, Vinyasa Flow, Restorative, Prenatal

Yoga With Betty and Friends
(410) 521-2785
9807Marriottsville Road
Randallstown, MD
Yoga Styles
Iyengar

Awaken Wellness, LLC
(410) 312-9922
7130 Minstrel Way
Columbia, MD
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Vinyasa

Peace of Mind Yoga Studio
(410) 517-3192
317R Main Street
Reisterstown, MD
Yoga Styles
Anusara, Hatha

The Studio @ Your Rx For Health
(410) 356-2169
10210 S. Dolfield Rd
Owings Mills, MD
Yoga Styles
All

Olney Yoga & Wellness
(301) 774-1961
16650 Georgia Avenue
Olney, MD
Yoga Styles
Tantra, Kundalkini, Chakra

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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