Seniors might be retired, but unfortunately, they still face many forms of stress from financial to health problems. Stress is not healthy and can cause many unwanted side effects. One of the ways to cope with feelings of being overwhelmed or tension is to do yoga. If you are an elderly person or caregiver of a senior, you might want to consider booking a yoga holiday to Morocco for a completely relaxing vacation. Yoga alleviates pain, suffering and reduces stress.
Benefits of Yoga
As a senior, the physical effects of stress can be devastating causing digestive issues, high blood sugar and elevated glucose levels. Yoga provides many advantages for people who are experiencing stress or going through anxiety, tension and trauma. The activity relaxes the body, fighting off the consequences of stress such as hair loss, headaches, irritability and sleeplessness.
Chronic stress is also not good for the body and if you are a senior, you might even get a heart disease due to extended periods of high blood pressure. There are even researches that suggest stress might cause cancer. Your immune system might be affected too if stress is experienced continuously and repeatedly.
Doing yoga exercises not only improves the condition of the body, but also mental health. Meditation and focusing on breathing exercises improves overall health of seniors that can even contribute to the quality of life. It also prolongs life if stress and anxiety are not present.
Where to Go for a Yoga Retreat
Morocco is one of the best places in the world where you can go for a yoga holiday. Spending time in one of the coastal resorts is one of the best things that you can do for your body. The sea air is healthy and in addition to yoga and meditation, water sports activities are abundant. Swimming, walking along the beach or hiking are few of the activities that seniors can do while on a yoga holiday. If you are adventurous, you can even try other water sports such as Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) or kayaking with a qualified instructor.
There is no doubt that stress and anxiety are not good for anyone. For seniors, it is even more detrimental as the effects of normal aging have an impact on their physical and mental capabilities. They have a harder time coping with the effects of stress causing negative physiological and emotional effects. Doing something about stress through yoga and meditation can help seniors fight stress and even improve the quality of life in the long run.