Meditation Classes Windham ME

Local resource for meditation classes in Windham, ME. 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.

Maine Medical Center
(207) 662-2632
216 Vaughan Street
Portland, ME
Services
Yoga, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Other, Music Therapy, Meditation, Guided Imagery
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Holistic Pathways Yoga & Healing Center
(207) 839-7192
203 Main Street
Gorham, ME
Yoga Styles
Kripalu

Falmouth Yoga
(603) 833-3241
100 Gray Road
Falmouth, ME
Yoga Styles
All - Mix

Ashtanga Yoga Community Portland
(207) 232-3776
496 Congress Street
Portland, ME
Yoga Styles
Mysore Style Ashtanga

Soma Massage & Wellness
(207) 741-2639
6 Cottage Rd
South Portland, ME
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga, Power

main street yoga and pilates
(207) 310-8700
120 main st
westbrook, ME
Yoga Styles
gentle to intermediate

Explore Italy
(207) 829-4626
314 Blanchard Road
Cumberland , ME
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Anasura, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Ashtan

Turning Light Yoga Practice & Learning Center
(207) 829-2700
168 W. Pownal Rd
Yarmouth, ME
Yoga Styles
Raja Yoga

Sun Salutations Yoga & Wellness Center
(207) 642-6751
332 Chicopee Road
Buxton, ME
Yoga Styles
Iyengar-based

Frelonic
(800) 669-0364
One Lehner Road
Saco, ME
Yoga Styles
Accessories

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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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