Human beings are not merely physical bodies. We are breathing and thinking beings also––living with complex thoughts, desires and emotions. Yoga Science (including meditation) views the body as a covering outside the mind, and the mind as a covering outside the center of consciousness (the soul). To experience health and well-being, we must properly care for and feed the body, regulate our breath, coordinate the functions of our mind and base all our actions on the inner intuitive wisdom of our spirit, as reflected by the conscience (buddhi).
Our individual achievement of optimal health does not begin with a lower health insurance premium. First and foremost, human wellness requires a reliable blueprint for mind/body self-care. With active and discriminating participation in our own health management, we can form a healing partnership with our physicians––and stop working against our own best interests.
Mind-Body Medicine - American Meditation Institute. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://americanmeditation.org/mindbody-medicine/