The body too has its rights; and it will have them: they cannot be trampled on without peril. The body ought to be the soul's best friend. Many good men however have neglected to make it such: so it has become a fiend and has plagued them. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827
Health is such a broad subject. There are so many different facets to what contributes to our health, that it can be overwhelming. From the 20 years that I have spent doing massage, working with people, and constantly learning about the body, I am only reminded about how much yet there is still to know and understand.
Our bodies are complex, constantly changing organisms. People talk about the mind-body connection, speak of their ailments as if they are separate from them, and complain about parts of their body as if they are parts of car that can be taken apart and reassembled. While I know that we all have moments that we wish we could just take part of us off, have someone hammer it into submission, and then stick it back on in perfect working order, the truth is that everything we think, eat, and do affects our bodies. Our minds are not separate from our bodies, nor are our emotions. Everything is connected on a very deep cellular level, and the cells that travel through our minds also travel through the rest of our bodies. Our emotions are part of this amazing system as well, releasing different chemicals and hormones throughout our bodies that effect our health, and visa versa.
If you really want to have your mind blown and hear a bunch of really big words, check out this video on what is happening INSIDE a cell in your body at any given moment. It will blow your mind.
Now imagine billions of those going through your body, neurons passing information at lighting speed, all with the understanding that there is always something breaking down and rebuilding in your body. Our bodies truly are amazing machines. Ones that self-heal, self-destruct, and always change.
In my blog (soon to come), I will address different aspects of our body in smaller segments, so as not to overwhelm, but also to try to pinpoint different subjects. We are one body, and every aspect of ourselves is connected, and impacts and influences everything else. I attempt only to help people see that connection, see themselves as a whole body and person to be addressed, and to utilize all my knowledge, and all my resources, to help you be happy, healthy, and feel connected to your body.