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Some Ideas for Seniors Relaxation Activities
Relaxation activities are important for everyone's health, and even more so for seniors needing care.
Our bodies and minds tense with use and from influences outside ourselves, even in our minds and emotions, to cause us to be stressed and un-relaxed. We couldn't function if we were always relaxed. It isn't normal for the body or mind. But relaxation is necessary sometimes and for some people, even seniors in care, it can be difficult to relax.
Some techniques for seniors may be;
Many benefits of these activities are;
All of these conditions lend themselves to healing of the body and mind.
Because there are so very many methods for stress relief, we couldn't cover them all or even know them all. But we do recommend some of the more obvious and preferred methods, like music CD's and nature sounds CD's. These can transport a person to the cascading sounds of a waterfall, or the lapping waves on the seashore as a place of serenity and peace.
White Noise is very helpful for those who have difficulty sleeping or functioning around other annoying and agitating sounds, such as another person's snoring, clanging pipes, rushing water, or even talking or laughing coming from another room.
Stress relief videos and DVD's can also help many people by visually drawing their attention to calming pictures and places with the accompaniment of music.
For some seniors such things as prayer, yoga, simple deep breathing, or even playing an instrument can help to slow their bodies and minds.
Group activities can be great tools too. Activities as a group can help to release tension between people or simply get them comfortable enough to begin a new activity together.
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