As people age, they may find the need for a new way to relax and relieve everyday stress. Researchers have found the practice of mindful meditation can provide significant benefits for older adults. Among them are improved sleep and better-managed moods.
Mindful meditation involves using a new way of mental training to focus awareness on the need to block out modern-day distractions while trying to calm the mind and body.
In general, this form of meditation calls for sitting down and relaxing while not dwelling on random thoughts that pass through your mind. Done properly, you’ll find your heart rate slows down, your breath decreases, you can lower blood pressure, and body tension lessens. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?
The key to reaping the benefits is a commitment to mindful meditation as part of your daily routine.
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Whether you practice meditation in a quiet corner in the comfort of your own home or head outside to breathe the fresh air and enjoy nature during your practice, adding it into your routine can truly be life-changing.