Depression continues to be a major health issue for older adults, affecting roughly 20 percent of adults ages 65 and older, and leading to higher risk of heart disease and death from illness.
Though there are several ways to treat depression, many people who struggle with the disorder are not keen on the idea of taking medication. One great way to manage stress, and treat depression and anxiety without medication is through the regular practice of mindfulness and meditation, which has been shown to help your brain deal with such challenges.
At TMS Center of Lehigh Valley, we are proud to be a member of a community that values mindfulness and meditation and provides safe ways to practice it. Without further ado, here are three great places to meditate in and around the Lehigh Valley.
Located at 3708 Freemansburg Avenue in Bethlehem, Baransu Yoga seeks to embody the balance between work and play through yoga classes, massage, workshops, meditation, reiki, and special events.
Named after the Japanese word for balance, Baransu is about much more than yoga practice and bodywork. When you need to take a break from whatever pressures life is presenting you with, Baransu encourages you to take a deep breath, relax your mind, and step into a welcoming sanctuary that provides comfort and support to help you give yourself exactly what you need.
You can schedule classes for anything from Yoga to Henna Sitting at this great local establishment.
Salt Cove Wellness
Salt Cove Wellness, located at 760 Andrews Road in Bath, PA, is one of the most impressive mindfulness retreats in the Greater Lehigh Valley area.
Salt Cove Wellness allows you to experience modern halotherapy (salt room sessions) in a relaxing, controlled environment. This unique establishment has constructed a pristine salt room that’s been covered from floor to walls in pure, pharmaceutical-grade Himalayan salt. The salt room is equipped with carefully engineered ventilation and a high-efficiency climate control, ensuring maximum serenity.
Nestled in a peaceful country setting surrounded by nature, Salt Cove Wellness is not just a salt session stop, it is your salt wellness escape and your relaxation destination.
Arsha Vidya Pitham Retreat
Arsha Vidya Pitham Retreat, located at 651 Route 115 in Saylorsburg, PA, specializes in the study and practice of vedanta, sanskrit, and yoga. Currently, live streaming sessions are available, as well as in-person courses for pre-registered visitors.
Founded in 1986 by Sri. Swami Dayananda Saraswati, a distinguished, traditional teacher of Vedanta, the retreat offers weekend classes, meditation workshops, and children’s programs. Swami Dayananda offered an in-depth understanding and nuanced appreciation of Western culture that made him a rare type of teacher who was able to effectively communicate the vision of non-duality to modern listeners.
Today, throughout the Southeastern Pennsylvania area, there is no better institute of traditional study of classic Indian disciplines.
At the TMS Center of Lehigh Valley, we have a passion for good mental health and wellness, including the virtues of meditation. Sometimes though, there is no harm in branching out into other effective forms of mental health treatment.
TMS stands for transcranial magnetic stimulation, a scientifically-backed, FDA-approved procedure for patients who suffer from conditions like chronic stress, depression, and anxiety.
Our dedicated staff is made up of tireless advocates who, with our years of expertise and commitment to compassion, help people struggling with depression conquer their disease and get their smiles back. To learn more about what we do or how we can help, don’t hesitate to contact us today.