Research increasingly demonstrates that the interrelationship between the body and mind is important, particularly in viewing the body as a whole, integrative system where all parts are necessary in maintaining good health. To be healthy is to feel our best emotionally and physically – which requires nourishing both our body and mind – further emphasizing the significance of this connection.
Our body is not a separate system from our mind or even our emotions. It is intimately connected. Each deep breath we take, for instance, during yoga or meditation, helps to restore our whole body system - body and mind. Getting outdoors in nature, allowing ourselves to be fully present, also has an influence on our overall health. Living in harmony with our body and mind is essential to feeling our best.