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Spiritual Wellness

Spiritual wellness not only allows you to seek meaning and purpose in human existence, but it also allows you to appreciate your life experiences for what they are. This module includes activities and resources to help you develop your spiritual wellness.


What is Spiritual Wellness?

When you find meaning in your life experiences, you will be able to develop a harmony with your inner self and the outside world. In simpler terms, spiritual wellness grants you balance.


Here are some activities that you can try to develop your spiritual wellness:

  • Try a yoga class. You can try a class on campus if it is offered, find something in your community, or do a free class online - open in a new tab.
  • Try meditation. Meditation can help you focus on the present moment. Try strategies like belly breathing - open in a new tab and mindfulness - open in a new tab. Check out meditation apps and videos - open in a new tab.
  • Visit with a mentor. This could be an Elder, a teacher, a religious leader, or whomever this means for you.
  • Remember the good things. Write down three good things that happen each day for a week.
  • Try breathing exercises. Try four by four breathing: Inhale for four slow counts, hold for four slow counts, and exhale for four slow counts. You can try the guided breathing exercise in the Coping with Stress module.
  • Disconnect from tech. Take a technology/social media break for an evening and be present in what is happening around you.
  • Curate your belongings. Get rid of 10 things you never use so they don’t take up space.
  • Try Loving Kindness meditation. This meditation style involves mentally sending good wishes to others, and it can help you feel more connected. Try it out with a guided session - open in a new tab.
  • Watch a Ted Talk and be inspired. TED Talks - open in a new tab are short presentations from a diverse array of speakers on a variety of intriguing and inspiring topics.

What Yoga Does to Your Body and Brain

Watch this video to see a scientific explanation of the benefits of yoga.