How Meditation & Spiritualism Can Help Seniors in India Cope with Financial Stress
Meditation is a vehicle to take you on to the journey of Inner Path. Our life goes through different aspects of life and one of those is management of financial part. We all earn our money to live better life but in today livelihood scenario. It is not that easy.This blog will reveal you the facts about working younger easy life and family ship of Seniors.
Seniors in India are the fastest growing segment of the population. By definition, a senior in India is a person who is 60 years old or more. Currently, there are more than 100 million elderly citizens in the country and the population is expected to increase by 40% in the period 2000-2050 according to the United Nations.
Seniors Live Alone
The Census 2011 data revealed that 15 million senior citizens live alone and of this figure, 75% are women. Although India is a country that prides itself on strong & closely knit-families, the statistics show otherwise. More than 50% of households surveyed do not have anyone aged 60 or above living with them.
Elderly people living with a family member have someone helping take care of them. The socio-economic burden predominantly lies with the son, daughter or relative. In contrast, seniors living on their own have to be independent and self-reliant economically and financially. With a majority of the seniors, working is necessary to sustain themselves and their spouse. The uncertainty of finances contributes to stress and anxiety among the elderly. Tobacco and alcohol consumption may be a typical response to cope with stress and anxiety. Grover and Malhotra reviewed data that suggests depression among the elderly is high associated with aging, unemployment, and poor socioeconomic status.
Dealing with Financial Stress
Tackling the problem is essential not only by providing assistance to the elderly financially (government or NGO support schemes) but also mentally and physically to improve their well-being. Promoting health care policies and programs benefit India’s elderly immensely. Exercising, walking and meditation can help take off the stress of financial uncertainty. Yoga, in particular, is viewed as a positive form of reducing stress and anxiety. It sharpens the mind, improves mood, enhances balance, protects joints and bones while building strength and endurance to help seniors cope with stressful life events. Note, however, that although many forms of yoga are perfectly safe, caution must be exercised with the elderly as it can become a strenuous activity.
With the time passing we all see the reality of life that we all make money for livelihood but our life management plan always changes due to circumstances we face in daily life. Due to growth of Income and development of society. We always being careless that days and age are flying by and what we need to be more focused if we want to live a Healthy life. Our unique India has global learning approach and this continue growth of global learning is somewhere taking us to leave our Vedic wisdom. If we maintain our living way with spiritual path and continue to Meditation practice. It will heal and work for us. Bhakti Yoga has nine modes and five mental attribute.
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