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.
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.
Yoga in the clouds
Join Pure Flow Yoga every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. on the 15th floor of The Cactus Hotel. Enjoy a great yoga class while watching the sun set. Bring your mat, water, open heart and mind!
- Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Time: 6 p.m.-7 p.m.
- Where: Cactus Hotel, 15th floor, 36 E Twohig Ave. (Park on the 2nd floor of the parking garage to enter the building and take elevator to the 15th Floor)
Contact Pure Yoga Flow for more information.
Tai Chi in the Park
Come out and enjoy an early morning exercise that is beneficial to your mind, body, and spirit. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese art of slow and flowing movements mind, body, and breath are synchronized to create a moving meditation that has profound wellness benefits. It is both an exercise and a philosophy based on mindfulness.
Starting Thursday, March 2, Concho Yoga and Tai Chi offers free stretching and tai chi classes in the park until Nov. 9. This offering takes place at the Old Neff's Way park near the corner of Concho Avenue and Oakes Street next to the banks of the Concho River.
- When: 7:30 a.m.-8:15 a.m. Thursdays
- Where: Outside the San Angelo Museum, 1 Love St.
For more information, call 325-212-2558.
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