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Meditation Is A Popular Activity In Assisted Community Living Centers

September 4, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Meditation became a source of activity for baby boomers as far back as the 60’s when there was a big interest in Eastern religions. But while many of the flash in the pan exotic trends of that time eventually faded away, meditation has endured and proven to be beneficial to baby boomers and people from all walks of life. Meditation has grown in popularity far beyond any religious context.  It has tremendous mental and physical benefits for those who choose to integrate meditation into their daily lifestyle. You don’t have to be a guru to realize how helpful it can be. Many assisted community living centers arrange meditation and yoga programs together for baby boomers as these activities go hand in hand.

Because the act of meditation calls for you to bring your thoughts into balance and focus your mind, the sense of your soul being in turmoil eases and you are able to address the cause of your anxiety and see a solution more clearly.  Because your emotions are not clouded you are able to think more clearly. The great thing about meditation is that the benefits continue throughout the day.  Those few moments of calm create an atmosphere of focus and clarity that goes on throughout your day helping you focus your mind and easily concentrate when you need to. Because meditation is great for reducing stress and mental anxiety Assisted Community Living centers encourage their seniors and baby boomer residents to participate.  So often the stress that comes from life is dominated by emotional reactions that can only serve to exacerbate the problem. Meditation clears away the effects of the stress, making it easier for baby boomers to cope with their problems. The process of meditation involves extended periods of quiet deep breathing.  This simple action floods the brain with oxygen and energizes blood flow throughout the body which refreshes tired muscles and causes the entire physical system to relax and release pent up anxiety.

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The classic image of meditation can be somewhat intimidating. Most people think of someone in a painful “lotus position” going into a virtual trance as the idea of meditation. Because meditation is an activity that anyone can participate in, you can begin at any age and see positive results. It’s not a surprise that many baby boomers have continued down through the decades to be enthusiastic disciples of meditation.  And there is no reason baby boomers cannot continue to enjoy the tremendous benefits as they move into their late middle age and retirement years.

Meditation also improves sleeping habits and food digestion among Assisted Community Living residents. The fresh blood flow, rich in oxygen that comes with meditating, takes effect immediately on the digestive system often reducing or eliminating problems and easing the symptoms of ulcers.  Because the mind is relaxed and well supplied with vital oxygen and blood flow, sleep comes more consistent. Many seniors credit meditation to improving the conditions of their health problems.  In addition to all of these benefits, meditation is easy to integrate into your lifestyle and you can go at your own pace learning to become better at the techniques and grow in your ability to use it.

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About The Author: Gloria Ha’o Schneider is an expert in senior citizen and baby boomer issues. Her topics revolve around Senior Living and Healthcare to provide the latest information to this demographic as well as their families and loved ones.

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