Aging isn’t easy. It produces lots of anxiety as we see each part of our being losing some of its functions. Acceptance of the process and achieving peace of mind is often a work in progress.
Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. It is used as a therapeutic technique.
Yoga uses mindfulness in some of the poses and also improves balance. Mindfulness and Yoga cultivate a mind-body connection, combining stretching and strengthening postures with deep breathing and relaxation.
Classes are adapted to suit an individual’s needs and are safe for seniors of all fitness or ability levels. In fact, it can be an excellent way to keep one’s body strong and healthy without the joint stress that comes from other activities like weightlifting or jogging.
And it’s never too late to begin: One can start at any age.