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Meditation for Seniors

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What are the benefits of meditation for seniors? Much the same as for younger folk. Meditators of all ages rely on their practice to help them develop a more peaceful, workable mind; an improved ability to concentrate and remain focused; a better understanding of how to work with emotions; and a range of other benefits as well, ranging from the physical to the psychological to the spiritual. For older meditators especially, honing the ability to focus and remain present is a precious tool that can be helpful in everyday life. Mindfulness meditation in particular has also been found to boost immune systems and improve the ability to manage chronic illness and pain.

Beyond health benefits, another reason why seniors and meditation are a good fit is because as they age, many people find it easier to let go of the busy-ness and preoccupations that seemed so important when they were younger. In meditation, letting go of distractions and maintaining awareness of, say, the comings and goings of the breath go hand-in-hand and lead to a more peaceful, contented mind.

Meditation for Seniors

2019-04-21T07:52:50-07:00By |

We all dream of aging like good wine, getting better and better as the years progress. And we all know that this dream is rarely realized: growing old comes with its fair share of losses and challenges. Memory loss accelerates, the digestive function becomes more finicky, aches and pains seem to spring out of nowhere [...]

How Does Meditation Improve Memory and Focus?

2019-04-21T07:59:57-07:00By |

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How to Meditate for Better Concentration

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Does Meditation Improve Memory?

2019-04-21T08:11:35-07:00By |

The benefits of meditation are far-reaching, and researchers have already identified a number of patently positive effects that meditation can have on the human brain. So naturally, many of us wonder if improved memory is one of those fringe benefits. And the answer is… YES! A number of studies carried out by neuroscientists have confirmed [...]

Meditation and Insomnia

2019-04-21T08:12:45-07:00By |

Meditation and Insomnia: at the crossroads of sleep and mindfulness Have you ever struggled with sleeplessness? It is estimated that at least 10% of the population suffers from symptoms of insomnia. There are two main types of insomnia: acute and chronic. Acute insomnia lasts up to a few weeks, then subsides; the chronic type is [...]

Can Meditation Help With Anxiety?

2019-05-22T14:35:24-07:00By |

If you constantly feel nervous, worried or uneasy due to past or future events, you may be suffering from anxiety. Everyone gets anxious at some point or another. Generally speaking, being anxious is not a malady – it’s a normal apprehension that’s connected to concerns about the future. But when worry dominates our actions [...]

Can Meditation Help With Depression?

2019-04-21T08:15:17-07:00By |

Abraham Lincoln, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allen Poe, Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill, Vincent Van Gogh, J. K. Rowling, Adele and countless other artists, bereaved individuals, recent mothers, and John and Jane Does struggled or struggle with depression. In today’s intensely demanding world, stress is a major contributing factor to this increasingly common malady. The symptoms of [...]

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