Meditation Classes Tempe AZ

Local resource for meditation classes in Tempe, AZ. 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.

Southwest Institute of the Healing Arts
(480) 994-9244
1100 E. Apache Blvd.
Tempe, AZ
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Arizona Yoga Association

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Bodhi Body Integrative Medical Center
(480) 636-0133
2915 W. Ray Road, #8
Chandler, AZ
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Arizona Yoga Association

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Inner Vision Yoga
(480) 632-7899
1949 W. Ray Road, #8
Chandler, AZ
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Arizona Yoga Association

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Kinesphere
(602) 532-3111
711 E Missouri Avenue, Suite 180
Phoenix, AZ

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Dynamic Systems Rehabilitation
(480) 699-4867
10213 N 92nd St. #102
Scottsdale, AZ
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Arizona Yoga Association

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Inner Vision Yoga
(480) 839-1006
725 E. Guadalupe Road
Tempe, AZ
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Arizona Yoga Association

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Inside The Bungalow
(480) 844-2353
48 N. Robson
Mesa, AZ

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Advanced Energy Healing
(480) 263-3309
207 N. Gilbert Rd., Ste 001 D
Gilbert, AZ

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Atsu SOMA
(928) 301-4646
5850 East Still Circle
Mesa, AZ
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Yoga, Weight Management, Reiki, Qi Gong, Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics, Nutrition, Music Therapy, Mind/Body Medicine, Meditation, Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy, Guided Imagery, CranioSacral Therapy, Aromatherapy
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American Holistic Medical Association

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Arthritis Health
(480) 609-4200
9097 E. Desert Cove, Ste 100
Scottsdale, AZ
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Arizona Yoga Association

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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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