Spiritual health is an important component of an individual's well-being. When we feel connected spiritually, we feel better physically and emotionally. Research tells us that spiritual wellness is linked with positive health outcomes. It has shown to help with health and wellness including stress reduction, depression, decreased blood pressure, anxiety and insomnia. Spiritual health may involve worship, meditation, prayer, yoga, taking a walk, community service, journal writing, relaxation or deep breathing sessions.
Check out some events and groups in San Angelo. Many groups provide the opportunity to connect with others and explore topics relating to spiritual wellness. Physical techniques such as yoga can help improve your spiritual wellness by reducing emotional and physical strains on your mind and body.
Yoga under the stars
Come enjoy a free 30-minute gentle yoga session on the library's roof with Kim from Pura Flow Yoga at 5:30 p.m Jan 14. Enjoy some stargazing afterward! Bring your own mat - there will be only a limited supply to borrow, available first come, first served. The Tom Green County library is located at 33 W. Beauregard Ave.
Mediation helps to reduce stress and experience a greater calm. It makes you feel great and improves your health. Insight meditation is a form of meditation that refers to practices for the mind that develop calm through sustained attention. A fundamental technique for sustaining attention is focusing awareness on the body. It's focused on bodily sensations and mental events, practiced with the intention of gaining insight into reality. Benefits are:
- Diffuse stress and experience greater calm
- Explore the mind-body relationship
- Connect with our feelings
- Find genuine happiness
- Discover inner resources that can change our everyday lives
- Broaden our prospective and deepen our courage
To join a group or learn how to practice insight meditation, call 325-651-6830 and speak to the Rev. Janie Kelley. You can also visit this website for more information and class schedules: unitysanangelo.org
San Angelo spirituality group
This group is for everyone interested in New Age spirituality. Everyone is welcome and the objective is to discuss different aspects of spirituality and have fun! Events and topics include social gatherings, spiritual modalities, personal health and wellness, discussions on spirituality, personal development and more.This group is a fun place for people of all backgrounds and experiences to come together and share in learning and social fun, especially as it relates to spiritual concepts
Click here to find out when meet-ups are scheduled.
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