Spiritual Wellness

spiritual wellnessSpiritual Wellness involves the values and beliefs that give us a sense of purpose in life. Different people may define spirituality in different ways – and that’s okay! A spiritually well person has a sense of purpose and meaning, feels at peace with their actions and interactions and balances their inner needs with the needs of the world around them. However one chooses to define it, whether religious or secular, spiritual wellness provides each individual with the inner capacity to cope with life’s challenges and ultimately overcome them.

Tips for Spiritual Wellness

Yoga -

Yoga classes are designed to help you improve your spiritual wellness. Yoga teaches you to reduce the physical and emotional strains that you put on your mind and body. Yoga can be taught at all different levels and can help to lower stress, boost the immune system, reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure, and many other health benefits.

Be Mindful -

Take time for yourself each day and practice being mindful. Being mindful is being fully present in the moment and learning to be fully aware of your surroundings. Mindfulness is a great technique to utilize and will help you not only when you are taking time for yourself, but in all aspects of life to learn to fully appreciate being in the moment.

Meditation -

Managing life can be hard, and learning to balance responsibilities can seem like a daunting task. This is when meditation can become a helpful tool. Taking 5 to 10 minutes to meditate can help you relax and collect your thoughts and emotions. Meditation will take practice, but aiming to meditate at least once a day is a useful way to practice spiritual wellness.

Explore Your Spiritual Core -

Everyone has a different sense and meaning of spirituality. Exploring your beliefs, and what you define as your spiritual beliefs, will help you to connect to your sense of purpose and meaning in life.

WSU Resources          

Relaxation/Meditation Groups
The Relaxation/Meditation Group helps participants deeply relax as they take part in a 45-minute guided relaxation/meditation using a variety of techniques. 

Virtual Mindful Meditation Group  Virtual Mindful Self-Compassion Group

Clubs and Organizations  
There are clubs and organizations for students to get involved in, don’t find one you like? Start a one of your own! There are many religious and philosophical clubs.
                 
Newman Catholic Student Center
The Catholic Student Center is available to support your spiritual growth and exploration by providing a place to make new friends, enrich your faith, study, and relax.

Ogden Institute of Religion
Founded by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the institute is to open to all young adults. See the website for classes, services, and activities.         

Yoga classes
Aimed at relaxation and connecting mind and body.

Cultural Affairs
Each season Weber State Cultural Affairs features public performances and educational residencies of artistic excellence in a diverse range of disciplines.

Performing Arts       
The Performing Arts Department puts on events throughout the school year that include dance, music, and theater. Many performances are free or discounted for students.

 


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