Meditation Classes Ville Platte LA

Local resource for meditation classes in Ville Platte, LA. 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.

Tapas Yoga and Movement Studio
(504) 302-9264
4413 Chastant Street
Metairie, LA
Yoga Styles

Yoga Center of Lake Charles, LLC
(337) 497-0017
321 Broad St. / P.O. BOX 703
Lake Charles, LA
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Kripalu & Viniyoga

Peace Tree Wellness & Yoga
(985) 218-9309
27247 Cloverland Drive
Lacombe, LA
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Private and public yoga classes for children and adults; Thai Yoga Bodywork
(318) 865-6080
3463 Broadmoor Boulevard
Shreveport, LA
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Acadiana Yoga and Wellness LLC
(337) 236-9000
911 Harding St.
Lafayette, LA
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vinyasa, hatha

Flowing Waters Studio
(225) 665-7169
11010 Laird Ln.
Denham Springs, LA
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Kundalini, Ashtanga, Hatha, Tai Chi, Chi

Diana Weber M.S.
(225) 927-0220
2245 College Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA
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Lotus in the Pines, Day Spa & Yoga Studio
(318) 472-9484
509 Old Bethel Church Road
Natchitoches, LA
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Luna Blue Yoga Center
(318) 361-5992
2118 Justice St
Monroe, LA
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Wild Lotus Yoga
(504) 899-0047
4842 Perrier Street
New Orleans, LA
Yoga Styles
many styles offered

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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