While much attention is given to our mental and physical health, what about our spirit of health?
Our mind, body, and spirit are all interconnected, as it turns out. One’s health can have a profound impact on the health of another. Spirituality will not cure you but it can help you deal with pain and navigate difficult waters.
What is Spirit of Health?
Is it a requirement for religious beliefs, church services, guilt, and atonement? It may surprise you to learn that there are many paths one can take to Spirit of Health. Each person is on a different path.
Carrie Wester, a chaplain at Banner Behavioural Health Hospital, Scottsdale, AZ, said that while some people experience spirituality through religions, religion is not the only way to do so. Spirituality is an inner sense of well-being and how you connect to something greater than yourself, whether that’s nature, art, nature, music or humanity in general. Your unique spirituality is formed by the ideals and beliefs that you hold throughout your life.
What are the health benefits of spirit Of Health?
Spirituality has many benefits. Wester stated, “It can help you feel purposeful and connected, make you calmer and more aware, and give you hope when things don’t go the way you want.” The most important thing is that spirituality can offer hope even when it doesn’t seem or feel like there is.
How to lift your spirit of health?
While some people are able to find spirituality through their religion, others do not. There is no one right way to attain spiritual health. Here are some ways to get you started if you don’t know where to start.
Get connected to your faith community
A Gallup survey found that 43% of Americans claim to belong to a religious organisation or church. These places of worship provide a variety of opportunities to encourage people with mental health conditions to make community connections.
You can find someone or an organisation that shares your beliefs, and connect with them online, by phone or in person. Reach out to a spiritual leader or pastor to find ways to connect to like-minded people in your faith community that can support and encourage.
Volunteer for others or help them
It doesn’t matter if you don’t belong to a faith group. You can also feel connected to your faith and spirituality by finding a cause that is important to you and giving back. Volunteer at a food pantry, tutor or mentor a child or animal. You can help grow your community by doing so and make connections with other like-minded people. It will give you a sense of purpose and gratitude by helping others.
To reap the spiritual benefits of yoga, you don’t need to be a yogi. Yoga is accessible to everyone, regardless of their level. Yoga can strengthen and stretch your body and reduce stress and depression symptoms.