“Saying yes to Life”
Mindfulness for Seniors, mindfulness is a basic human quality, a way of learning to pay wise attention to whatever is happening in the present moment. We all have this innate capacity to pay attention to the world around us, but generally it is not a skill that we have actively cultivated. Mindfulness provides us with this opportunity. It involves systematic training in paying attention to present moment experience with an attitude of curiosity and acceptance.
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The mindfulness training is done through a variety of videos, audio and text formats.
The free course includes worksheets and requires 15 minutes of daily practice.
All courses can be repeated, free of charge.
Mindfulness for Seniors
The mindfulness program includes physical movements and mental exercises that support the fullness of life:
As we age, our respiratory system can begin to break down. Deep breathing is critical for keeping our muscles strong and their lungs elastic.
This can be done sitting in a chair, closing your eyes and simply bringing the attention to the breath. Meditation helps us develop emotional balance, inner peace and calm.
Simple movement or seated stretches can help seniors feel a sense of connection to their body. This can be critical for creating optimal health and dealing with the on-going changes in the body.
Mindfulness practices improve our:
Mindfulness results in overall better physical and mental health.
The program incorporates practical findings in modern psychology, neuroscience, medicine and eastern wisdom traditions.
“I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don’t have to.” Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
“By the time you’re eighty years old you’ve learned everything. You only have to remember it.” George Burns (1896-1996)
“It’s also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that’s sitting right here right now… with its aches and it pleasures… is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.” Pema Chodron