As I evolve in my teaching, I see the way all important elements to well-being are linked. The notion that health is separated into different domains is a concept whose time has come and gone. At last, western science now concedes that these domains overlap and there is much nuance in the relationship of the different parts.
I am embarking on a new and interrelated path. I have found a wonderful modality that brings another dimension into body/mind work. As I go about the training I am getting to learn about the ways the physical body, the mental body - thanks to new understandings in neuroscience, and the emotional body interact.
To be well, our physical body, mental & emotional self (and spiritual nature) must all be in harmony. Obviously, what I teach here in the studio, is only part of the wellness equation. But what I see is when we start to feel more connected to our body, when we can erase or reduce pain, we regain a sense of mastery, which has a great effect on our emotional well-being. Conversely, when we allocate an hour of our time per week and make the commitment to work on ourselves, our emotional/mental self glows and that radiates to the physical self whose improvements are clearly noticable and felt. So the effects have the potential to create a feedback pathway between the physical and emotional & mental.
With time, in my personal practice, I have noticed that as my strength and mastery evolve, fluctuate , grow, shrink and repair, it helps bring me closer to the divine that is all around. This also permits me to accept with grace and equanimity the obstacles that I have faced and given me the faith to get back up and try again. And I feel the comfort of a presence far bigger than myself or any ONE person. This feeling of support soothes the emotional & mental body, which then softens and balances the physical body and creates flow. This is my observation, what do you think?
It goes without saying that I do not bring my personal, spiritual beliefs into the session.