Spiritual health is that aspect of our well-being. Also, it organizes the values, relationships, meaning and purpose of our lives. Not only there is no single way to practice spirituality but also there is no single definition for it. Spirituality is different to different people and even those meanings can change over time.
Some experts describe spirituality as a belief in something bigger than yourself. But regardless of definition or method of practice like meditation, prayer or yoga, spirituality has major health benefits.
Studies suggest spirituality and prayer are beneficial to mental health, physical health and may even add years to your life.
Here are the 4 health benefits of spiritualism,
Stress can be caused by a number of pressures of work and daily life. Some stress is normal, but excess stress can be unbearable. It can affect your physical and mental health. Practicing spirituality is a productive way to reduce stress levels and focus your energy on something positive. Studies suggest mindful-based stress reduction, a form of meditation, has shown positive results for reducing stress among both sick and healthy patients.
2. Live Longer
Studies suggest that people who attend church services or participate in religious activity have a lower mortality rate than those who don’t. One study on 10,000 female participants suggests those who attended services at least once a week had a 33 percent lower risk of death during the study and lower risks of cardiovascular, cancer-related death especially.
Depression, a mood disorder that causes persistent feelings of sadness, guilt, and hopelessness. Depression can be treated with medication and talk therapy, but some studies suggest spirituality, namely mindfulness meditation, prayer, yoga, can also decrease the effects of depression. Out of all types of meditation mindfulness meditation, a type of meditation that focuses on awareness of the present moment, is effective. Yoga, a series of movements and breathing exercises that promote calmness and flexibility, can also reduce symptoms of depression.
4.Improve social connections
Relationships and social connections are more important to our health than we may think. Furthermore, an analysis published in the online journal, CANCER, which reviewed all published studies on cancer and spirituality, suggests those with stronger religious and spiritual connections were more likely to maintain relationships during their illness.
You can find your spiritual center from any of the following,
1.Volunteer in your community
2 Try meditation and relaxation techniques
3. Make your relationships a priority
4. Practice yoga
5. Read inspiring stories and essays
Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.” ― Roy T. Bennett
Spirituality can calm your mind and helps you take the right decisions thus improve your productivity and helps to achieve financial independence and can foster your early retirement.
What are your ways to be spiritual?
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