Mindfulness is a phrase that’s been commonly used everywhere for a long time. Though it is inspired by aspects of Buddhism, mindfulness isn’t a belief system. It’s a perspective and lens for viewing the world, and for living life. The essence of mindfulness can be found in the phrase “being in the now”. Those who practice mindfulness usually also practice meditation, to help achieve the goal of existing wholly in the present. Mindfulness has its benefits, ranging from reduced stress to a sense of happiness. Taking the time to slow down and live in the present can be especially beneficial for those in later years of life. Gain a fresh start and perspective with mindfulness today!
Improves Your Circulation
Mindfulness helps you stay relaxed. And the effect it has on your pulse is to keep it steady, slow and powerful. So, your beating heart pumps blood through your body efficiently, getting the job of transporting critical nutrients and oxygen to your bones, muscles and organs done exactly as it needs to. But if you’re stressed, your pulse gets erratic, fast and ineffective. The job gets done, but you put your body through lots of unnecessary stress. By practicing yoga and meditation, you’re leveling your bodily rhythms and keeping your heart rate at optimal levels. Overall, you’ve strengthened your circulatory system, created a heightened resistance to infection, and contributed to your overall physical health.
Strengthens Your Memory
With age, memory naturally deteriorates. Finding it difficult to put a name to a face or not remembering key dates is also perfectly natural. Scientific research has demonstrated that poor memory doesn’t mean that information has been completely lost from your memory; but you’re simply finding it hard to access that information with a weakened concentration. Yoga and meditation innately require high amounts of concentration, which only enhances your ability to remember things mid-sentence.
Allows You to Get A Better Night’s Rest
When you’re kept up at night, chances are you’re tossing and turning in bed because of various anxieties, worries and negative thoughts. It’s easy to stop dwelling on negative thoughts. The solution lies in meditation, which helps you banish all unnecessary rumination on anxious thoughts. By removing them from your headspace, you’re granted the peace you need to get plenty of quality sleep. And that sleep helps you to restore your body, with muscle tissue being repaired and new neural connections being forged as you sleep.
Stress is worse than an inconvenience – it can kill. It’s the root of multiple health conditions, from diabetes to high blood pressure. It even increases your body’s vulnerability to infection. It stands to reason that you should eliminate stress from your daily life, and mindfulness is a good way to do so! Release the worries of everyday life by focusing your thoughts singularly.
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Rittenhouse Village At Muhlenberg always prioritizes our residents’ mental and physical wellness. Our dedicated team crafts purposeful and exciting activities like exercise classes and spiritual gatherings to improve our residents’ social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical wellness.