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The Benefits of Meditation for Seniors

Senior Meditation Sarasota
Staying healthy isn't just important for your body anymore. What about your mind? As we get older it is easy to notice small changes in our bodies because let's face it, aches and pains are not easily ignored. Well what if we told you that your mind was also having aches and pains, you just weren't able to feel them in the same way? Our minds are just as vulnerable to the changes that come with age so it is just as important to keep them healthy. A great tool to keep our minds in shape is meditation.
Senior mediation on Siesta Key beach Many medical professionals have begun using mediation in order to help older adults who have become overwhelmed with emotional stress. Because meditation is a common way to calm the mind and thoughts, it has become a simple and natural way to treat chronic mood disorders that are commonly found in older adults. With age come physical and emotional changes that cannot be stopped but they can be controlled and managed. A common practice in meditation is to sit or lie down and attempt to clear you mind. This allows all of the little thoughts that may be clouding up your brain to slowly dissolve. Meditation helps slow down the heart rate and create an overall sense of relaxation throughout your body. In fact, mediation has even been proven to help decrease blood pressure, improve digestive function, and relieve tension throughout the muscles.

Nothing is worse than having another thing on your plate to worry about, but mediation can be an easy addition to your everyday life. Instead of giving you another chore to add to your list, we are giving you a way to help keep your body healthy while also allowing you to actually sit down and rest. With just 15 minutes of Mindful Meditation, in which you simply tone out the world around you and focus on you and your body in the present moment, you can help keep your mind just as healthy as your body!

Recommended Meditation Music:

Yellow Brick Cinema: Youtube, Itunes store, Amazon Music

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