Spiritual Practices for Managing Stress
Spiritual practices in many ways can help to promote mental health and manage stress. The spirit is the Life Force. The force that brings our body to life. Our spirit has the capability to connect to something bigger than ourselves. Spirituality is the way to discover the meaning and the purpose of life. It is something that is defined by the way we experience and connect to self, to others, to nature, to everything around us in a positive way.
When we cultivate our spirituality, it helps to improve our emotional well-being. There is a meaningful connection between emotional and spiritual well-being. Emotional health is about cultivating a positive state of mind, which can broaden your outlook to recognize and incorporate a connection to something larger than yourself. Thus, emotions and spirituality may be different. but are somehow linked, deeply integrated with one another, and responsible for our overall well-being.
When we seek to nurture our spirituality, we are creating a positive state of mind, that provides positive emotions, such as, happiness, peace, acceptance and gratitude. It provides us clarity and the guidance needed to make the right decisions, and find solutions to many of our daily problems.
Hence. we have achieved optimal emotional health and gain an understanding or new perspective of an interconnectedness with the world through spiritual practices.
Spiritual practices are sacred to many people and it is a connection to a greater presence that transcends our individual notion of ourselves.
It gieves us a sense of purpose, aceptance, tolerance and forgiveness.
When People become a part of a spiritual community, be it a church, synagoge or temple they have better mental health. Their spiritual practices provides many benefits.
to reduce stress and promote mental health
Other spiritual practices that are considered to be spiritual healing and also help relieve stress, depression and anxiety include the following: Reiki, Qigong, Johrei and Therapeutic Touch.
There are other spiritual practices that can move the soul and spirit. We can find balance and harmony by listing to inspiring music and other uplifting stories of hope and possibility. We can find spiritual books and movies that can also inspire. Artistic Expression is another way of find inner healing.
There are many spiritual practices, but let us begin with the
Successfully Cope with Stress and Anxiety Using Wellness Strategies
"Mental health is one part of an interconnected package of overall health including mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health. To achieve optimal health and wellness we need to take into consideration the person as a whole—body, mind, spirit, and emotions."
- Iris Morales
to achieve overall optimal health and alleviate stress you need to consider emotional, mental, spiritual and physical practices. Follow these basic practices to achieve these goals.
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