Have you ever wondered whether there is a connection between spirituality and your health?
Spirituality varies from person to person. It is the way you find meaning, hope, comfort and inner peace in your life. It involves what you consider sacred.
It can involve being part of a community, or it can be a very personal, individual practice. Many people find spirituality through religion.
Some find it through music, art, or a connection with nature. Others find it in their values and principles.
Your spirituality and health are definitely connected. The body, mind, and spirit are connected.
The health of any one of these elements seems to affect the others. Therefore, improving your spiritual life can positively impact your physical health.
How to improve your spiritual life?
Identify the things in your life that give you a sense of inner peace, comfort, strength, love, and connection.
Set aside time every day to do the things that help you spiritually. Many activities can be considered spiritual even if you’ve never thought of them that way before.
Any mindful practices can become meditative if you get caught up in the flow of the action.
Here are some possibilities:
- Practicing yoga
- Attending a religious service
- Meditation: Deepen Awareness with these Guided Meditations
- Going into nature
- Listening to music
- Writing down your emotions and dreams in a journal
- Random acts of kindness
- Keeping a gratitude journal
- Volunteer work/ Acts of community service
- Singing inspirational songs
- Reading inspirational books
- Taking walks/ hiking
- Spending quiet time alone for thinking
- Playing a sport
A good yoga practice is one that allows its practitioners to achieve peace – with themselves and the external world they inhabit.
The spiritual aspect of yoga emphasizes the attainment of peace and clarity of mind.
Especially during these challenging times, establishing a regular practice of yoga can be very beneficial to your health.
Ideally a combination of several of the above options will help you to achieve a stronger spiritual balance in your life— and that can’t help but have a positive impact on your health.